For many, the face of Don Lemon is one which engenders feelings of security, service and — on many a night on CNN Tonight — inconvenient truth-telling.

For others, the veteran journalist represents the opposition of a power that should not be questioned, his nightly performance a blaspheme against a president who wishes to rule as king. In both cases, Lemon’s likeness is one with which nearly no American is unfamiliar. In his personal life, however, there seems to be less room for politics and controversy. He and his partner Tim Malone are far too busy traveling, loving their dogs and capturing it all for Instagram.

Meet Malone — and while we're here, the dogs he co-parents with Lemon.