Tracey Stewart Reveals Husband Jon Stewart Is a Vegetarian
In a recent piece for The New York Times, Tracey Stewart finally confirms what we have long suspected (and hoped): that Jon Stewart is, in fact, a vegetarian.
The feature, entitled “Tracey Stewart’s Animal Planet,” follows the animal advocate at the Stewarts’ new farm to talk about her new book, “Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better.” The book is both a memoir and a how-to on further extending your knowledge of animals and improving your relationship with them.
It’s at the end of the interview when Tracey reveals her husband has recently become a vegetarian, who still eats eggs and cheese. “He’s a little afraid to say it out loud,” Stewart told the Times. “He thinks he’s going to be caught somewhere eating meat.”
So, there we have it: the former “Daily Show” host isn’t vegan, but he’s a vegetarian and it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
The rest of interview with Tracey is a fascinating one. In it, she credits animals for most of the good things that have happened in her life, including meeting her future husband. Tracey reveals that she was smitten with the comedian on their first date, but she was terribly allergic to his two cats of which he had inherited from a past relationship.
“The fact that he got custody of the cats said so much about him,” Stewart told the Times. “This was my dream man. But I also knew that because he loved animals, if those animals didn’t like me, that might really count against me. I was like: ‘They’re going to love me. I don’t care if I have hives.’ ”
Now, the Stewarts have extended their family to two horses, two pigs, four dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, one hamster, one bird and two fish (and two children).
Tracey, a former vet technician, also talked about her own plans for running an animal sanctuary and educational center at their new family farm, which came from her need to work with animals again.
We further congratulate the Stewarts on their passion and dedication for animals — and we’re not the only ones. The couple will be honored at Farm Sanctuary’s gala later this month for their compassion for farm animals.