As thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets of Manhattan for the annual Pride parade on Sunday, Don Lemon held a LGBTQ celebration of his own at his Hamptons cottage with friends.
The CNN anchor and his fiancé Tim Malone marked the occasion with a festive barbecue at their $4.3million Sag Harbor home, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.
Lemon, 55, who publicly came out as gay in 2011, showed off his pride with a rainbow striped t-shirt that he paired with white shorts and blue espadrilles.
Other guests followed suit with theme, donning multi-colored dresses, shorts, and even tie-dye pants.
Celebration time: Don Lemon celebrated pride on Sunday by hosting a barbecue at his $4.3million Hamptons home, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
The CNN host, 55, showed off his LGBTQ pride with a rainbow striped shirt that he paired with white shorts and blue espadrilles
Among the guests in attendance was fellow CNN host and best friend, Chris Cuomo, who was seen arriving in his his black, classic muscle Chevy
Cuomo, who owns a home in South Hampton, was accompanied by his wife, however the two arrived in different cars rather than riding together
Lemon, who lives in the four-story cottage with his fiance Tim Malone, even hired a Mister Softee ice cream truck (pictured in the driveway) for his guests. He also treated them to high quality meats from gourmet butcher, Center Cuts
Refreshing: Friends of the CNN presenter were seen helping themselves to ice cream and milkshakes on the front yard
Among those in attendance was friend and fellow CNN host, Chris Cuomo, who arrived in his black, classic muscle Chevy.
The 50-year-old presenter strayed away from rainbow attire and instead opted for a pattered short-sleeved button-up, gray shorts, sneakers, and topped off his outfit with a navy blue fedora.
His wife Cristina was seen arriving separately in a Tesla. She wore a black body-hugging dress with rainbow stripes and black espadrille wedges.
Lemon treated his guests to high quality meats from gourmet butcher, Center Cuts, and even hired a Mister Softee ice cream truck for dessert.
At one point, Malone was seen making a run to the grocery store to stock up on more bottled water for the party.
The couple arrived in the Hamptons for the weekend early Saturday morning after Lemon wrapped his show, Don Lemon Tonight, earlier that night.
While New Yorkers marked the occasion at the Pride parade in Manhattan, Lemon hosted guests at his home in the leafy Hamptons neighborhood
The father-of-three has had a close friendship with Lemon, which is often showcased when the two appear on air together
Cuomo, 50, decided against rainbow attire and instead opted for a nautical themed button up shirt, gray shorts, sneakers, and a navy blue fedora
Just like his best friend Lemon, Cuomo has an affinity for vintage cars. The sleek, black classic Chevy was parked outside the home
Later that morning, the pair were spotted driving around the neighborhood in a vintage Lincoln Continental convertible before heading into Sag Harbor and getting refreshments at Sylvester & Co Cafe.
Lemon, who got engaged with Malone in 2019, has been splitting his time between the city and the Hamptons after purchasing the 2,750-square-foot four-bedroom cottage in 2016 for $3.1million.
Last week, the news presenter was slammed over his luxurious lifestyle and accused of hypocrisy by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Carlson blasted Lemon during his show on Monday after spotting what appeared to be a ‘black-face’ cookie jar in the background of a video of Lemon in his kitchen.
He said: ‘You’ve heard from the White House and the President himself that white supremacy is a lurking threat and you might not see it but it’s always there like Russian spies, white supremacists, in the dark of night and the most surprising form.
Cuomo and his wife Cristina appear to have different styles when it comes to driving, with his spouse opting to take her Tesla to the party instead
The 48-year-old mom showed her LGBTQ support by wearing a black bodycon dress with rainbow stripe and black espadrille wedges
The couple’s youngest daughter was seen walking alongside her mom as they arrived for the festivities
While some guests stuck to the rainbow theme, others were more dressed down and casual, opting for classic linens and button up shirts
Good hosts: At one point, Malone was seen making a run to the grocery store to stock up on more bottled water for the party
‘We’re not calling it to be a white supremacist here but you have to ask yourself – and we’re putting it on the screen now. What is this? The symbol of hate? Symbol of hate posing as a cookie jar doing in Don Lemon’s kitchen?
‘You see that? That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is a white supremacist QAnon cookie jar. We are not calling for the Department of Justice to look more deeply into this and that’s not our place and we’re cable news show not a law enforcement agency.
‘But let’s put it this way if you find yourself with a black face cookie jar in your kitchen, it’s time to reflect. That means you, Don Lemon.’
The Fox News host appeared to be making a sarcastic dig at CNN’s repeated calls for probes into QAnon supporters, domestic terrorists and white supremacism, which has seen the network accused of sacrificing editorial integrity to lecture its viewers.
A woman wearing tie-dye pants, pink slippers, and fuzzy cat ears, was seen bringing a grocery bag full of goods to the party
Two guests, including one holding what appears to be a bottle of wine, arrive at the home on Sunday afternoon
Lemon purchased the $4.3million, 2,750-square-foot four-bedroom cottage in the predominantly white area of Sag Harbor, New York, in 2016
On Saturday Lemon and his fiance were spotted driving around the neighborhood in his vintage Lincoln Continental convertible
The two were seen heading into Sag Harbor and getting refreshments at Sylvester & Co Cafe
Lemon appears to share a love for vintage cars like his best friend Chris Cuomo. He and Malone stopped for a coffee before getting back into the beautiful classic and going home
Carlson also referred to a recent interview with the Washington Post in which Lemon said the Trump presidency proved the racism in America, and that, ‘We’re living in two different realities as black and white people,’ while promoting his book This is the Fire.
‘It’s interesting we read that and here’s a guy who makes millions of dollars a year from presiding over a show that’s failing, and that seems like a pretty good deal,’ Carlson said, ‘But like so many, is also a victim a successful victim.’
Lemon, who is black, makes $4milllion as host of ‘Don Lemon Tonight’ and lives in a $4.3million, 2,750-square-foot four-bedroom cottage in the predominantly white area of Sag Harbor, New York, with his fiancé Tim Malone.
Carlson said the 55-year-old’s lifestyle indicated a loose commitment to diversity.
‘He lectures America about diversity. What he did not tell The Washington Post is that in his free time he runs away from diversity. His reality is that he doesn’t like diversity at all. None of them do.’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson hit out on Don Lemon Monday evening, saying his lifestyle, and in particular, a chef cookie jar in black face indicated the CNN host’s hypocrisy after recent comments he made about racism in America
Lemon’s black face cookie jar was spotted in the background of a snap taken in his $4.3 million Sag Harbor home
Lemon, who is black, lives in a $4.3 million four-bedroom cottage in Sag Harbor, New York state where 80% of the population are white and just 3% black with his fiance Tim Malone (pictured together in front of their home)
In fact, Sag Harbor has seven times more white residents than any other race or ethnicity, according to Data USA.
In 2018, 80 percent of the population were white, while just 3 percent were black or African-American.
Lemon spoke to the Post about racism in America, following the release of his book ‘This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism’ in March.
‘There’s also this false reality that we’re living in a post-racial world after the election of Barack Obama,’ Lemon said.
‘That was all bulls**. It was a wake-up call to white people who thought we were living in a nonracist world.’
He added: ‘We’re living in two different realities as black and white people.
‘We knew, as black people, what was lurking beneath the surface. I still believe that [Trump] was the necessary wake-up for America to realize just how racist it is.’