Star of “Queer Eye,” political activist and style icon Jonathan Van Ness got married last year — and managed to keep it quiet until recently.
He shared the happy news with his social media followers on Dec. 31, writing on Twitter, “Surprise, we got married in the backyard of a house we rented over the summer with a socially distanced judge & a photographer. Our parents watched over FaceTime. Love my Mark & we’re so happy to share this news. Happy New Year!”
Surprise 💁🏻❤️ we got married in the backyard of a house we rented over the summer with a socially distanced judge & a photographer. Our parents watched over FaceTime. Love my Mark & we’re so happy to share this news. Happy New Year! 💗 https://t.co/b4PZr8oBqI
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) December 31, 2020
On Instagram, Van Ness shared some details about his relationship with his husband, Mark Peacock, and more photos.
“We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on comedy tour,” he wrote. “At the end of that time, I was taking my mom, aunt, and friends on a mini break to Amsterdam. I wanted [Mark] to come with but, was it a bit intense to ask [him] to come after a couple weeks worth’s of dates to come meet my mom and friends on a mini break?”
The TV host continued, “Maybe so, but something about Mark felt different, and I’m quite sure he felt the same. Here’s some of my favorite moments together, and here’s to making many more. Thanks so much for your support and love for us!!”
The series of images showed the couple hanging out with friends in a park, posing in identical black leotards and dressed up and gazing into each other’s eyes — a wedding photo, perhaps?
Peacock also revealed the news on his own Instagram, writing, “2020 brought on more changes than I’ve ever been a part of before. I left London and moved across the Atlantic, got dressed up for numerous seriously hilarious Zoom quizzes, rediscovered a love for gardening, learned to drive on the left, got married to my soulmate and one true love, Jonathan, and adopted a little Jack Russell called Pablo and entered a family with four amazing cats.”
It’s been quite a year for the newlyweds!