Peloton Husband Gifts His Real-Life Girlfriend a...Peloton Bike For Christmas

In the Peloton commercial, a woman is gifted a bike by her husband and records a vlog of her workouts and progress over the course of a year. Many have slammed the video as sexist.

By Corinne Heller Dec 26, 2019 4:53 PMTags

Ho, ho, ho! Now that's a good one.

Guess what Sean Hunter, the Canadian actor who played the husband in the controversial Peloton holiday ad, gifted his real significant other for Christmas? You'll never guess, you'll never guess, you'll never- OK FINE, A PELOTON EXERCISE BIKE.

"Here's hoping this goes over better the second time.... Merry Christmas to my actual girlfriend (pls don't leave me)," he wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, Christmas Day, alongside a photo of him and Cassidy Baras, who is sitting on the bike, which is decorated with a large bow.

Hunter did not specify whether he bought the present himself or was given a freebie by the company.

In the Peloton commercial, a woman is gifted a bike by her husband and records a vlog of her workouts and progress over the course of a year. Many have slammed the video as sexist.

"It was a two-day shoot...I have one line...and we finished, and I just went back to my normal life," Hunter said on Strahan, Sara & Keke earlier this month. "And then, boom, when it comes out, all this negative backlash. It blows me away."

"It's shocking, right? I kept watching it, trying to find where it was—what is negative about it?" he said. "I don't know, I just don't know."

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The actress in the Peloton ad, Monica Ruiz, has said she was "shocked and overwhelmed" by the attention she received on social media after the ad went viral. It also helped land her a spot in a commercial for Ryan Reynolds' Aviation Gin, which was a response to the Peloton commercial.

Instagram / Sean Hunter

"I had such an amazing experience when I shot the Peloton commercial that I was like, I don't want them to think that I'm like going to make fun of them or say anything mean," she said on the Today show. "But they assured me it was an idea that was just taking air out of the situation."