One ticket can change anyone’s life. My Lottery Dream Home is HGTV’s newest reality series that showcases lucky lottery winners shopping for their dream home. And, this is no mere basic single family home. No, these individuals who hit the jackpot are in search of a mansion that coincides with their newly established bank account.
Host David Bromstad takes families through several properties to eventually find the one that they can call home. If you’re a fan of the network, you’ve probably seen David once or twice. The reality show host first appeared on Season 1 of Design Star in 2006, and won the competition. Since then, he’s had a slew of hosting credits under his belt, and has become a staple on the network.
Here are a few more things you should know about David:
The openly-gay designer isn’t afraid of backlash from fans.
In 2013, David received major backlash from fans after he partnered with the Salvation Army for hosting the nonprofit's Red Shield Redesign Bash. Gay-rights activists have criticized the Christian organization of being biased towards LGBTQ people.
"I know why people are mad at me and I'm OK with that," the reality star told The Miami Herald at the time. "We knew it was going to be a little bit controversial with the Salvation Army, but we did some research and we felt the Salvation Army was trying to clean up its act and make amends toward the LGBT community."
Who is David Bromstad’s partner?
The openly-gay reality star typically keeps quiet on his personal life. However, he was in a long-time relationship with Jeffrey Glasko, and told South Florida Gay News in a 2012 interview that they "met at Firestone in Orlando on Valentine’s Day at a single’s party. I had a crush on him for years and years but was never formally introduced."
He continued, "We both were always in relationships and then we were single and we fell in love immediately. It was really cool." The two reportedly called it quits in 2015 and entered into a legal battle after Jeff filed a suit claiming David “left him financially and emotionally devastated and revealed that David was caught up with the dark world of drugs and sex.”
However, David was reportedly cleared of all accusations and the case was dismissed.
David loves Disney and his tattoos prove it.
The Design Star alum has tattoos covering a good portion of his body, and he’s not afraid to flaunt them. And, from his permanent body ink, we can tell David is obsessed with Mickey Mouse.
The host has more than five tattoos of the iconic Disney character all over his arm. He initially showed off his Mickey ink in a 2018 Instagram post, captioning the photo of his fresh design: “First round of Mickey Mouse tatts are down! 7 hours of pure pain has turned into a lifetime of smiles!”
What is David Bromstad’s net worth?
The HGTV star is reportedly worth an estimated $2 million. Since winning Design Star, he hosted the show Color Splash, and now My Lottery Dream Home. David also has his own self-titled blog to give fans more holiday design tips.
Catch new episodes of My Lottery Dream Home on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV.