Zander Hodgson has gone public with his boyfriend, and–spoiler!–they make a cute and extraordinarily photogenic couple.
Earlier this month, the British-born model, actor, and Instagram star, who has appeared on the hit U.K. soap Coronation Street and the U.K. version of Shameless, came out as gay in a video posted to his YouTube channel.
“I wanted to tell everyone that I am gay, and although that doesn’t change anything for me, and hopefully not for you, I just thought it was a really important thing to share with everyone, because it is…” the 27-year-old says in the video.
Zander shared a photo on Instagram giving his now-public boyfriend, fellow Instagrammer and YouTuber Troy Pes, a piggyback ride.
“So proud to be posting this today! We took this on a hike in Malibu and it’s one of my favorite shots of us. Just in the moment, in love and loving life”
Over on Troy’s Instagram are the fruits of a Joshua Tree photo shoot, starting with this telling shot:
And including all of these:
A journey back through Zander’s feed (don’t judge) reveals the two have been close for at least 15 months: