Bob Barker and Dorothy Jo Gideon were married for a total of 36 years, and throughout that time, he was under the impression that Dorothy was the woman he would spend the rest of his life with.
During the middle of the 1930s, the couple first saw one another at an Ella Fitzgerald performance and quickly fell in love with one another.
Unfortunately, Dorothy passed away in 1981, and after that, Bob was certain that he would never find love again in his life.
Bob and Dorothy did not have any children together throughout their whole relationship. In addition to this, he said that he does not feel any remorse for not having children since so many of their other acquaintances had difficulties with their children.
Bob has suffered from a number of mishaps and major health problems after the passing of his wife. These have included a number of falls as well as two strokes.
In addition to that, Bob acquired himself a new fiancée in the figure of Nancy Burnet. Before deciding to be married, the two had been dating for some time and had been living together.
Bob said that the major reasons he has lived as long as he has been that he is a vegetarian and that he maintains a healthy level of physical activity. He recalls attending karate courses with Chuck Norris for a period of thirty years.
The talk show presenter has spent his whole life advocating for the humane treatment of all kinds of animals.
He has often stressed the need of individuals spaying and neutering their pets in order to promote responsible ownership of animals and prevent unnecessary suffering.
In March of 1983, Nancy and Bob were both present at an event for the adoption of animals.
After some time, Bob came to the conclusion that he would, in fact, marry again, and soon after, he and Nancy were engaged.