Who Is Joe Gatto's Wife, Bessy Gatto? Here's A Look At Their Relationship

Joe Gatto with his ex-wife Bessy.
Joe Gatto with his ex-wife Bessy.( Source : instagram )

American comedian Joe Gatto is a former star of Impractical Jokers, a television series with improvisation elements. He was married to Bessy Gatto and have two kids with her. However, they separated in 2021.

He is a famous improvisational comedian based in New York. Along with Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn, he formed a comedy troupe, the Tenderloins. He starred in Impractical Jokers from its inception in 2011 to 2021.

Gatto's career in comedy began in 1998 when the four friends reunited after graduating from college. They would practice improvisation at Joe's house and went on to tour as an improv and sketch comedy troupe in 1998.

The Tenderloins began producing comedy sketches, posting them on popular social media sites such as YouTube, Myspace, and Metacafe, amassing millions of online views. In addition, they won NBC's 2007 It's Your Show competition for the sketch "Time Thugs," earning the $100,000 grand prize.

Quick Info

Full Name Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr.
Date of Birth June 5, 1976 (age 46) 
Birthplace New York City, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian-American
Occupation Comedian, actor
Spouse Bessy Haggar ​ ​(M. 2013; Sep. 2021)
Children Two (Milana Francis and Remington James)


Joe Gatto And Wife Bessy Gatto's Relationship Timeline

Bessy Gatto is the former wife of comedian Joe Gatto. They tied the knots in 2013, but their marriage amicably ended in 2021.

Joe Gatto and Bessy Gatto married in 2013.
Joe Gatto and Bessy Gatto married in 2013. ( Source : usmagazine )

The couple started dating in 2009 and made frequent appearances in Impractical Jokers since its debut in 2011. The two shared an excellent relationship, which Joe often shared on his social media.

Bessy used to live in California when they were first acquainted. After a couple of years, she moved to New York to live with Joe, and the couple married in 2013. 

Two years later, the couple became parents of a daughter, Milana Francis, born in 2015. Then, after a couple of years, they welcomed a son, Remington James, born in 2017.

Joe And Bessy Gatto Separated In 2021

The family of four lived happily together for a couple more years before Joe and Bessy started having differences. Then, on December 2021, the two decided to part ways, leading to Joe leaving Impractical Jokers ahead of season ten.

Joe wrote a lengthy note on Instagram that he decided to leave the reality show he had been a crucial part of for a decade. He wrote, "Bessy and I have decided to amicably part ways, so now I need to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two incredible kids."

Joe and Bessy Gatto seperated in 2021.
Joe and Bessy Gatto seperated in 2021. ( Source : instagram )

The news of Joe and Bessy parting ways shocked regular Impractical Jokers fans and well-wishers. Many wrote calming words for the two and wished good luck for their future.

Joe And Bessy Gatto Are Still Close To Each Other

Despite the separation, the ex-couple are still close to each other and see co-parenting their kids very well. They went to Imagine Dragon concert with their daughter in February earlier this year and seemed happy with each other.

Joe and Bessy Gatto went on an Imagine Dragon concert with their daughter.
Joe and Bessy Gatto went on an Imagine Dragon concert with their daughter. ( Source : instagram )

Joe and Bessy were seen together with their two children at a September event organized by the Animal Care Center of NYC. The former Impractical Joker star was the host of the event.

Joe Gatto's Early Life

Joe Gatto was born in Staten Island, New York, on June 5, 1976. He is currently 46 years old.

He is of Italian descent, and his father passed away in 1995from unknown causes. There were rumors that he succumbed to alcoholism, although Joe has falsified the claims.

Joe Gatto was born and raised in Staten Island, New York.
Joe Gatto was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. ( Source : instagram )

He attended Monsignor Farrell High School, where he was friends with fellow Impractical Jokers Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn. Along with the Tenderloins, he was a member of his high school's Improvisation Club.

After graduating from high school, Gatto attended LIU Post and graduated with a degree in accounting. 

Joe Gatto's Net Worth In 2022

Joe Gatto is estimated to have a net worth of around $7 million. However, the exact figure of the comedian's wealth may vary slightly in 2022.

Most of Gatto's earnings are from his career as a stand-up comedian. He is currently embarking on a US Tour with Joe Gatto's Night of Comedy tour, which he recently announced. His 2022 tour date has over ten monthly events from September to December. 

Joe Gatto with his Impractical Jokers co-stars.
Joe Gatto with his Impractical Jokers co-stars. ( Source : instagram )

The American comedian surely earns a significant amount of money from his shows. In addition, he has a huge fandom and usually draws a full-house attendance on his shows.

Also, Joe is a former star in Impractical Jokers. He was a member of the Tenderloins along with Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn. He was a part of the series for a decade and was also a part of the movie, Impractical Jokers: The Movie.

He also starred along with the other Tenderloins members in the television game show, The Mystery Index, in 2019.

Meet Joe Gatto On Instagram

Joe Gatto has millions of followers on social media. Here are his social media accounts and followers in brief.

Social Media Account ID Followers
Instagram @joe_gatto 1.9 million
Twitter @Joe_Gatto 1.1 million
Youtube Joe Gatto 106K
TikTok @the_joe_gatto 7.3 million


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