For six seasons, the stars have played up their flirtatious banter for the cameras—and even created a winking Instagram account dedicated to chronicling their romance. It’s a joke that everyone’s been in on, though now the stars want you to believe they’re taking things to the next level.
“After years of joking about it, we’re finally together,” Porowski wrote in a tweet today that featured an image of him holding hands with co-star Van Ness. “Here’s to giving things a shot”
Some personal news ? after years of joking about it, we’re finally together. Here’s to giving things a shot 🙂 More tomorrow pic.twitter.com/H4ZFumqkf9
— Antoni Porowski (@antoni) September 14, 2022
Minutes later, Van Ness followed up with a similar post, including a slightly more loving image of the Queer Eye stars cuddling. “Details tomorrow, but know that we’re very happy and feeling supported by the people around us.”
We’re finally together ?? Details tomorrow, but know that we’re very happy and feeling supported by the people around us ???? pic.twitter.com/9wNStao1sd
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) September 14, 2022
To the untrained (queer) eye, it may seem like the pair are making it officially official: The cute couple pics, the loving captions—totally swoon-worthy! But we’re all smarter than that, and the clues point to the fact that these two are likely only “together” in the sense that they’re about to announce a new co-project, brand sponsorship, or something along those lines.
Let’s break it all down:
First things first, Van Ness is married! Queer Eye‘s resident grooming expert and nonbinary icon (Van Ness uses they/he/she pronouns) got hitched to partner Mark Peacock back in 2020, and they’ve posted photos together as recently as two weeks ago.
And culinary connoisseur Porowski’s taken, too. He celebrated his three-month anniversary with partner Kevin Harrington earlier this summer. Sure, there could be some kind of poly, open marriage thing going on here, but we have our doubts.
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It really all comes down to the photos. If you’ll notice, they’re wearing the same outfits in each post, which reeks of a photoshoot. Now, it’s not unheard of that a modern, “very online” couple would stage some shots to announce their partnership—no judgment there! We’re more curious at what we’re not seeing in these pictures.
In Porowski’s tweet, both have an arm extended out of frame. But why? Could they both be holding something? Perhaps a new product to promote? Our current working theory is that “giving things a shot” was a hint, that they’re about to announce a new branded liquor.
Even the crop on Van Ness’ post strikes us as odd: They could easily be leaving a bottle of alcohol just out of frame. What are you two hiding???
We suppose we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to know for sure, but don’t get your hopes up, lovebirds! Meanwhile, Twitter is on the case, eager to point out that no one is buying this.
Antoni & Jonathan tomorrow: haha oops auto-crop, anyway here’s our new alcohol line. Here’s to giving it a SHOT (get it) 😉🤪 pic.twitter.com/u7scrFk0MC
— Katie Brady (@katieisgolden) September 14, 2022
Momma just tell us what you are selling that we don’t plan to buy and save us all the trouble. pic.twitter.com/IBqRXdpffA
— David (@DPB0101) September 14, 2022
antoni and jonathan have a new alcohol line together I'm calling it now. get it, giving it a "shot" ha ha ha
— Elly Belle ? (they/them) (@literElly) September 14, 2022
I bet they are partnering in business! Their account on Instagram only follows three people, one of them being a dog treat/food brand. The other two being their own accounts. pic.twitter.com/92DhanCFzp
— Will Ragle (@willsooooonnn) September 14, 2022
Confirmed, that’s definitely what it is pic.twitter.com/19tuwlNGdI
— tank note (@MehmetOquirrh) September 14, 2022
Polyamory or a project, either way it’s the most interesting thing to happen this month.
— Doom Queen ™ (@snowblood666) September 14, 2022
The bait pic.twitter.com/xx2WrDPjCk
— miguel 🏳️🌈 (@MigLucas) September 14, 2022
i know exactly what product antoni and JVN are about to promote with that fake relationship announcement and it is so much more ridiculous and disappointing than you could ever imagine lmao
— internet baby (@kirkpate) September 14, 2022