The Truth About Bruno Tonioli's Relationship

Bruno Tonioli is known for his outgoing personality as a judge on the TV dancing shows "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Dancing With the Stars." On the live celebrity ballroom competitions, the Italian choreographer does not hold back his flamboyant personality. Bruno often flirts with the contestants and pro dancers, and his signature sexual innuendos are legendary.

Bruno is a big star in both the U.S. and England. In fact, before the global coronavirus pandemic hit, he divided his time between the two countries to fulfill his television obligations. But while he is all out there for his TV persona, Bruno is "strictly" private when it comes to his personal life. Even the most die-hard fans aren't completely sure about his romantic life, because Bruno keeps it very much under the radar. A look at his Instagram page shows the TV judge posing backstage or with road-tripping pals, but there are no real no clues about his life outside of the ballroom.

So, what is the story of his romantic life?

Bruno Tonioli seems to be in a long-term relationship

Bruno Tonioli is open about his sexuality, but he is secretive about his relationships. According to Hello! magazine, the choreographer never married but is reportedly in a long-term relationship with partner Jason Schanne — a romance that began in 2010. The outlet noted that in 2012, the couple even had a commitment ceremony that was attended by celebrity pals that included Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and media personality Perez Hilton.

Still, in an interview with The Mirror, Bruno revealed that he likes his own "space." "I always sleep on my own," he said in an interview with the outlet. "I can't sleep with somebody else. Always separate bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. I'm very individual and I want my own space." He also added that his personal life us really nobody's business. "Whatever people do in bed, it shouldn't make a difference," he explained.

But according to a report by The Sun, in 2017, Bruno was rumored to be with a man much younger than him — and that he hadn't "had anyone special in his life for 10 years." Still, per Hello!, it seems as if Bruno and Jason may still be together. 

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Bruno Tonioli was rumored to have a 'secret' relationship with a model who is 32 years his junior

Bruno Tonioli is rarely seen in public with a romantic partner, but in 2017 he was rumored to be in a "secret" affair with British swimwear model Matt Law, who is 32 years his junior, per The Sun. That year, the two were photographed while out together at the premiere of the movie "Mary Poppins Returns." In addition, Law was also said to be spotted dining with the TV star at the upscale Hollywood eatery, Catch.

While a source told the outlet that Bruno and Matt cozied up and had their arms around one another during their dinner date, the model later downplayed any romance between him and the "Dancing with the Stars" judge and claimed they were just "friends." But an insider told the outlet Bruno was smitten after meeting Matt while vacationing along the Greek island Mykonos that summer.

At the time, another source told The Daily Mail that there was "definitely chemistry between them but obviously an age gap." The outlet noted that Bruno and Matt were "having fun'" together and not taking things too seriously due to their age difference.

While it's not entirely clear if Bruno is currently in a relationship (with either Jason or Matt), it's obvious he wants to keep his personal life as private as possible.