Tori Bates reality TV star best known for being part of her parents' reality show Bringing Up Bates which is currently running in its 7th season. The show premiered from January 1, 2015.
Tori Bates was born on December 20, 1995, to parents father William Gilvin Bates popularly known as only Gil Bates and mother Kelly Jo Bates (nee Callaham). She was born and raised in Tennessee with her other 19 siblings that included 9 brothers and 9 sisters. She is the seventh child of her parents and their fourth daughter.
Tori Bates was homeschooled while she was growing up. Tori has graduated high school and have gone to Crown College of the Bible in Powell, Tennessee. She recently graduated from Crown College, with a degree in education. She is of 2018 batch. Her parents raised all their children as active participants of Bill Gothard's Institute in Basic Life Principles.
Tori is very talented as she also knows how to play the violin. She has many times tutored her younger siblings on how to play the violin in her free time.
Her long list of family members includes nine sisters: Michaela, Erin, Alyssa, Ellie, Carlin, Josie, Katie, Addallee, and Callie Anna and nine brothers, Zachary, Lawson, Nathan, Trace, Jackson, Warden, Isaiah, Judson, and Jeb.
Married to Bobby Smith
Tori Bates met her future husband Bobby Smith in 2015. They were introduced by a mutual friend. They officially began dating in November 2016. After a short span of a romantic affair, the couple became engaged in the month of September 2017 at Wiseman's View in North Carolina.
They were later married in December 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Their marriage ceremony was officiated by her own father Gil Bates. The ceremony was witnessed by their guests that included family, friends and the Duggar family, another reality TV show’s family with 19 children and counting.
She had her sister Erin Paine as matron of honor and her sister Carlin Bates as her maid of honor. Her long list of bridesmaids included her sisters Michaela Keilen, Alyssa Webster, and Josie and Katie Bates, her sister-in-law Whitney Bates, and her friends Devonna Killin, Kaillyn Stewart, and Abby Paine.
Her brothers Zach, Lawson, and Trace Bates were honored as a part of the groomsmen. Her brother Lawson Bates gave the newly wedded couple by writing a song titled "One Plus One" for their wedding. She wore the dress designed by Renee Miller of Renee Bridal.
Husband Bobby Smith and wife Tori Smith are expecting their first child this year (2018). The pregnancy was revealed earlier this month of May 2018. They are excited to know about the gender of their child who will be breathing his/her first breath coming this fall. The couple is far from getting a divorce.
Tori Bates and her Bates family earn lots of cash from their reality TV show. Their combined net worth is estimated to be $1 million that includes her father Gil Gates’s net worth of $250,000. Her particular salary is not known.