Jonathan Van Ness reveals he secretly got married in 2020

Yay! Finally some good news

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Jonathan Van Ness says romance with Husband Mark Peacock came about during the Pandemic. 2020 was a hard year for us all so it’s always amazing to hear of a happy outcome. 

After a whirlwind romance, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has wed ‘best friend’ Mark Peacock in a secret wedding. The pair announced their marriage with 2020 round-up Instagram posts, showing the high points of the year and expressing their love and gratitude to each other.

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How the romance began... 

Mark Peacock is quite a private figure and not much is known about his life apart from the fact he was born in Brentwood and studied at the University of Essex. 

Jonathan, who rose to fame on hit Netflix show Queer Eye, revealed his romance with Mark began on a date in London. That first date soon turned into many more dates alongside his comedy tour in the UK. Mark then joined Jonathan’s family on holiday in Amsterdam, which Jonathan admits may have been an intense situation for Mark but the relationship ‘felt different.’ Well when you know, you know!

His glowing social media and TV personality mean Jonathan is enormously popular so it's no surprise fans flocked to his New Year post to congratulate and show support to the newlywed couple. Famous friends like Tan France, Antoni Porowski (fellow Queer Eye co-stars), and Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton star) commented sharing their love and joy at the news.

The New Years post showed a collection of throwback photos offering an insight into the romance and how the year, though hard, had many positives. Jonathan wrote “thank you universe for allowing me to be here & thanks to everyone who has supported me. 2020 was a year unlike any other.”

Congratulations Jonathan and Mark, here’s to 2021 being a better year!

Naomi Jamieson

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