Aaron Samuels of North Shore High School, better known to his friends and family as actor Jonathan Bennett, was serving jazz hands and a huge smile during his Dancing With the Stars debut this week.
The openly gay 33-year-old actor was named the “hottest gay man in Hollywood” by Hot or Not earlier this year, and will now be dancing with professional dancer Allison Holker for the remainder of DWTS’ current 19th season.
In a tearful prelude to his debut jive, Bennett talks about losing his father to brain cancer three months ago, and how he accepted a spot on the show — his dad’s favorite — so that his dad can watch “from a different seat.”
We’re not sure how far Jonathan’s dancing skills will take him this season, but one fact here is indisputable: He definitely looks sexy with his hair pushed back.
When did Jonathan Bennett come out as a gay man? I thought he is still in the glass closet.
Um, no! Jonathan is NOT “openly gay”.
@capsule: @Dxley: I believe he’s one of those who everybody knows is gay, he makes no bones about it, the people who matter to him know, the guys he’s slept with know, he’s never issued any outraged denials. Just because hasn’t said those three words to a journalist doesn’t mean he’s in the closet. Frankly I think this is the correct way to be “openly gay” – to just do it and not make it into any big announcement. He doesn’t need to.
He’ll always be the first late-teen JR Chandler to me.
Totes openly gay Used to date (also openly gay) Matt Dallas.
If Jonathan Bennett is gay, why won’t DWTS allow him to dance with a man? Why is he dancing with a bimbo?
DWTS appears to be homophobic, and Jonathan Bennett appears to be a useful idiot.
@michael mellor: Why should he dance with a man just because he’s gay? Who says he has to dance with the gender he’s attracted to? Maybe he doesn’t want to. What does his romantic life off-screen have to do with his performances on-screen? It’s ballroom dancing FFS – gay men have been dancing with women the whole time. Also, calling the woman a bimbo when she’s clearly a very talented and well-trained artistic performer is misogyny on your part.
He’s gorgeous, talented, and has a nice personality. And those TEETH! Jeesh…. he smiled and I needed to get my sunglasses. YUM!
@EdWoody: Okay, I agree with you, but let’s cut the crap. You don’t know if he wants to dance with a man, and I guarantee you that if he did, they still wouldn’t sign off on it. And michael mellor is a known troll, so stop feeding him
@ Xzamilio Thanks 4 saving me the time it takes in responding to a TROLL I was just getting ready 2 read Michael Mellor the riots act 4 being a TOTAL ASSHOLE ! I have to admit I was read 2 let him have it real good which is probably what he was hoping for by posting such a RIDICULOUS comment !
@BLACKsteel: That should have been ready 2 read the riots act
@BLACKsteel: ( note 2 self ) Speaking of ASSHOLES” ASSHOLE” it should have been I was READY 2 let him have it real good
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