10 Things You Didn’t Know about Brad Falchuk

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If you’ve never heard the name Brad Falchuk, you clearly never watch the credits when they appear on television. He’s the man credited with co-creating two of your favorite television shows, and he’s a very successful man in the world of Hollywood. He, along with Ryan Murphy, are the creators of both Glee and American Horror Story. Both shows are wildly successful, have an amazing following and are the kind of shows you see on television that you cannot stop watching. However, his accomplishments in the world of Hollywood are nothing compared to his personal life accomplishment as of late; he’s the newest man in actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s life.

For years he has been able to fly under the radar, but Brad Falchuk is no longer able to do that now that he is dating the queen of lifestyle and Goop. He and Paltrow have been going strong for a while now, and recent photos of the two vacationing with her kids in Mexico have taken the internet by storm this week and it’s been a whirlwind of Paltrow in a bikini and Brad Falchuk enjoying every second of it. It makes us want to know a bit more about him, doesn’t it?

He grew up in Massachusetts

He was born and raised in Massachusetts, and he attended some of the best schools in the area. As a child, Brad Falchuk felt that he did not fit in at school and he was not a child in the popular crowd or even one who was even remotely confident in his life and in his personality. That was not something that would come until much later in life.

He wore a tie to school every day

It seems that Brad Falchuk is not someone who was very smart in school. He grew up feeling like he wasn’t smart enough, good enough or worthy enough. He began to overcompensate for that with a tie. He wore one to school every single day for his entire school career, and told anyone who would listen that he was a Republican. He did this in an effort to at least look smart even when he did not feel as if he was smart. It was something he felt he had to do.

He has two kids of his own

He was married for many years, but he and his wife are separated at the moment. Together, they have a son and a daughter. Brad Falchuk does feel as if his kids are the most important people in his life, as every good parents should feel.

His family saved his life

His father and his brother own a medical consulting firm, and they were able to diagnose Brad in 2008 with serious spinal cord issues. He was able to seek help for his medical condition, but it was a long road and his recovery was not something that was easy on him nor was it even remotely enjoyable for him.

He’s Jewish

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk will not find that their relationship is marred by the fact that he is Jewish. Her father is actually Jewish and so this is something that they of them have in common in their relationship, and it is something that they can say with certainty is quite nice for them.

He’s good at what he does

Brad Falchuk is a man who has a lot of talent and very good reason to know this to be true. He has been able to earn dozens of nominations for prestigious awards thanks to his amazing work, and he is quite proud of himself and his accomplishments thus far. He should be, too, since he does write and create amazing shows.

He loves to work out

He might not be a celebrity who spends time in front of the camera, but he likes to keep a nice physique. He spends as much time as possible in the gym working out with Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer to ensure that he has a great body and a great mindset. We aren’t surprised to hear this, either, since he is dating someone who values good health above all else in the world.

He’s dyslexic

For many children that struggle in school as children, school is an awful place. We’ve already discovered that Brad Falchuk felt he was not intelligent in school and that he just couldn’t get over it. It turns out that he suffered from an undiagnosed case of dyslexia, something that does occur to many kids growing up. This made it much more difficult for him to comprehend his work and what he was doing than it did other kids, and that’s something that we cannot say enough about. When kids are able to figure out what is wrong with them, it can make a huge difference in their confidence levels.

They met before they were together

Even though it was only about six months after Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband split up that she began dating Falchuk, the couple met a long time ago when she was a guest star on Glee. Some people might wonder if the two of them might have begun their romantic relationship prior to their marriages ending, but both have said that they were only friends in the time that they met back in 2011 when she was on the show he created as a guest star.

He’s private

If there is one thing about Brad Falchuk that the world needs to know, it’s that he is a very private man. You will not see him in the media talking the press, on television, on red carpets for any other reason than one very personal to him, and you will not find that he likes to spend his time in front of the camera. Dating Gwyneth Paltrow has been a bit of an adjustment for him since she is so famous and always so much in the public eye, but that does not mean he wants to have any part in that.

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