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Are Tucker Carlson and Vivica A. Fox in a Relationship?

The pair appeared to pose together for a photograph that appeared in an online ad.

Published Jul 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme 'The Case for the American Experiment.'  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Image Via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Tucker Carlson and Vivica A. Fox are in a relationship.

In July 2021, an online ad appeared to indicate that Fox News host Tucker Carlson and actress Vivica A. Fox were in a romantic relationship.

Misleading Ad

The strange ad appeared to be hosted by the Revcontent advertising platform.

Tucker Carlson and Vivica A. Fox were featured in an online ad that claimed they were in a romantic relationship or married.
The online ad in question.

This is a real photograph of Carlson and Fox. However, in this context it was highly misleading. The two are not romantically involved.

The ad read: "At 51, This Is Tucker Carlson's Better Half." It claimed to be sponsored by a website named "Sport Pirate." Carlson was 52 years old at the time the ad was displayed, not 51.

We clicked the ad. It led to a story with the headline: "These 41 Celebrity Couples Are Living Proof That True Love Exists No Matter How Famous They Are." The article spanned 82 pages, and purportedly documented 82 couples, not 41, who were romantically involved. We spotted Richard Gere, Pat Sajak, Willie Nelson, and a whole lot of other prominent celebrities.

However, we found no mention of Carlson or Fox on any of the 82 pages. The ad was nothing but clickbait. We clicked through all 82 pages so our readers don't have to.

The Photograph

The source of the photograph was found on Getty Images. The picture was shot at a "Dancing with the Stars" after-party on Nov. 14, 2006.

Tucker Carlson and Vivica A. Fox were featured in an online ad that claimed they were in a romantic relationship or married.
"Dancing with the Stars" after-party from Nov. 14, 2006. Nick Kosovich, Vivica A. Fox, Tucker Carlson & Rashel Pouri. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage for TMG)

According to a number of sources, Carlson is married to Susan Andrews. Fox was married to Christopher Harvest in the past, but the couple later divorced. As of July 2021, Fox is not married.

'Dancing with the Stars'

It's true that Carlson and Fox were both dancers on "Dancing with the Stars." Video of Carlson's time on the show was available on YouTube.

If readers want to save even more time from clicking on annoying ads that lead to endless slideshows, check out our full collection of stories. We've combed through around 100 strange and misleading ads and have researched the truth behind the claims. Unlike their scammy advertising counterparts, each of our articles is presented on a single page.

Snopes debunks a wide range of content, and online advertisements are no exception. Misleading ads often lead to obscure websites that host lengthy slideshow articles with lots of pages. It's called advertising "arbitrage." The advertiser's goal is to make more money on ads displayed on the slideshow's pages than it cost to show the initial ad that lured them to it. Feel free to submit ads to us, and be sure to include a screenshot of the ad and the link to where the ad leads.

Jordan Liles is a Senior Reporter who has been with Snopes since 2016.

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