Being born in a religious family, Sam Lantz struggled with his sexuality and even tried everything as a kid to not be gay.
But as a grown-up, Sam has embraced who he is, made his own family, and is now living his dreams with his loving husband.
He is now known for appearing on Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge as player number 016 who will be competing for the $4.56 million cash prize.
Who Is Sam Lantz’s Husband?
Sam Lantz is one of the strongest contestants of Squid Game who has made his way to the top 3.
His determination to succeed might help him win the hefty cash prize and even if he will not be the last man standing in the game, he will be the one winning hearts of many.
Sam’s fame from the competition has already grabbed people’s interest in him. He even shared an Instagram post featuring the first person to recognize him on the street.
His appearance in Netflix’s reality competition has also garnered curiosity about his married life and husband.
Sam Lantz’s husband’s name is Doug Lantz aka Douglas Lantz. Doug has described himself as "the sweetest hubby of Sam" and "a filmmaker" on his Instagram bio.
According to his LinkedIn, he has worked in television broadcasting and film for the past two decades.
Doug has been working as a producer at ABC News since June 2000.
He has worked as a field producer and booking producer for ABC News, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, and World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.
Doug is also the founder and festival director of Rincon International Film Festival. He is the owner of Blake House Media, Inc. since 1996.
Doug started his professional career by working as an office manager at Miramax.
It’s not clear how long Sam and Doug have been together but according to Sam’s Instagram posts, they have been married since 2022.
They tied the knot in a Vegas drive-thru wedding at Little White Wedding Chapel. Sam later shared a wedding photo dump featuring all of their friends and family who celebrated their big day with them.
The couple went to Disneyland Paris for their honeymoon.
Sam has been giving glimpses of their married life through his social media posts, which gives an insight into the relationship that the couple share.
He has revealed that Doug is his happy place, his best friend, and his everything.
Sam Lantz’s Children
Sam Lantz doesn’t have any kids with his partner. However, the duo has dogs in their family who are often seen on Sam’s Instagram posts.
Sam Lantz’s Parents And Siblings
Sam has been very vocal about his relationship with his family. He has revealed how he struggled with his sexuality being born into a religious family.
It was hard to make his parents understand his sexuality so he left home, came out, and eventually made his own family.
"I left home and came out and lost my family to their prejudices. I’ve built a new family, and I have other people who filled those roles in a better way than my blood or relation ever has."
Sam seems to have brothers, as per the picture shared by Sam on Father’s Day in 2022. He shared an old group picture with his dad and siblings writing,
“Happy Father’s Day, Dad! It’s been 18 years…. Crazy. I miss you.”
Likewise, he has also shared pictures of his sister and nephews on his Instagram handle.