Art Smith, right, husband Jesus Salgueiro, left, with their family, Zumy, front left, Zuky, front right, Brando, center, Angel, right, and Diego, at Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Ga. Oprah Winfrey’s former chef Smith and his husband have long been a fixture on the celebrity circuit, but now the gay rights advocates are on a mission to bring jobs and life back to Jasper, a small Florida city of about 1,600 and Smith’s birthplace. They’re also bringing their five children with them as they overhaul a historic mansion that will be a cooking and gardening school. (Moraima Salgueiro via AP)
Art Smith, right, husband Jesus Salgueiro, left, with their family, Zumy, front left, Zuky, front right, Brando, center, Angel, right, and Diego, at Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Ga. Oprah Winfrey’s former chef Smith and his husband have long been a fixture on the celebrity circuit, but now the gay rights advocates are on a mission to bring jobs and life back to Jasper, a small Florida city of about 1,600 and Smith’s birthplace. They’re also bringing their five children with them as they overhaul a historic mansion that will be a cooking and gardening school. (Moraima Salgueiro via AP) Moraima Salgueiro AP
Art Smith, right, husband Jesus Salgueiro, left, with their family, Zumy, front left, Zuky, front right, Brando, center, Angel, right, and Diego, at Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Ga. Oprah Winfrey’s former chef Smith and his husband have long been a fixture on the celebrity circuit, but now the gay rights advocates are on a mission to bring jobs and life back to Jasper, a small Florida city of about 1,600 and Smith’s birthplace. They’re also bringing their five children with them as they overhaul a historic mansion that will be a cooking and gardening school. (Moraima Salgueiro via AP) Moraima Salgueiro AP

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