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The Real Reason Bob Barker Never Had
Any Children
While Bob Barker is best known for his role as the host of "The Price is Right," his busy professional life was full of big moments — and it includes more than 15 Emmy awards.
When it comes to his personal life, Barker married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jo Gideon, in 1945 and they shared 36 years of marriage — Gideon died in 1981.
However, the duo never had children. "We didn't have time for children," Barker told Esquire in a 2007 "What I've Learned" piece, "I don't regret it.”
According to The Toronto Star, instead of children, the Barkers adopted stray cats and dogs and kept their family of 13 ducks in the backyard swimming pool
at their California home.
While Barker wasn’t a father in the conventional sense, he was a father figure for many of his fans and he often loved working with children on "Truth or Consequences."