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Tiffany Outs New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight. Not That He Cares

Did Tiffany just pull a Carrie Fisher? While Fisher purposefully remarked that everyone knew John Travolta is gay and that he should just come out already, the 80s singer may have merely, uh, let it slip that New Kids On The Block boy bander Jonathan Knight is family. Not that any of you will be shocked!@##$$!! UPDATE: It appears Knight isn’t terribly upset.

On Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, Tiffany told Andy Cohen she was once involved with Knight — and then goes on to describe him as “the quiet one. The shy one. He’s fabulous. But he became gay later.” Not missing a beat, Andy responds, “Did you turn him?” And then Tiffany reveals the obvious clues: “No. I had issues with that, I was thinking maybe I did. But no, now looking back when we were dating, he was so much fun — we used to do facials together, he was so easy to talk to, and he was fabulous.” (Chimes in fellow guest Debbie — sorry, Deborah — Gibson: I had gay BFs too!)

We used to live in such simpler times, when it wasn’t old celebrity pals but the National Enquirer that outed you. But maybe Jonathan is okay with this? We’re hearing murmurs about him expressing interest in Howard Bragman’s new A&E show Coming Out. But we’ve also heard word that Knight is ready to go public since at least 2008.

UPDATE: We should’ve checked Knight’s Twitter account first. Though he doesn’t come out in a tweet, or confirm what Tiffany said, he does come to her defense — signaling he’s just fine with his sexuality being out there.

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On:           Jan 22, 2011
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    • MM

      “But maybe Jonathan is okay with this?”

      He is, he’s not hiding his gayness:


      Jan 22, 2011 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MM


      Jan 22, 2011 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger

      Ummmmmm, hi, you guys at Queerty are even more slow than Advocate. Jonathan Knight came out several years ago. About the same time he admitted that he was in treatment for something like panic disorder.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)


      I know, I read that he had come out. I’m sure even Queerty touched on it. He isn’t in the closet!

      Jan 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      I remember reading some interview or something years ago where this guy came out.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotone2me

      @Gregger @ Cam.. Yelp I saw the same the on Queerty!!

      Jan 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick Gold

      A former boyband member is gay?


      Next up, we reveal that water runs downhill and the sun rises in the east!

      Jan 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      Screech was in a boy band?

      What’s a boy band?

      Jan 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dwight Supremacy

      I already thought he was out. :)

      Jan 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron

      After looking at the inset photo, I didn’t realize ‘all this time’ Tiffany was so ugly. If any man had that by his side, it was either because he is gay or wanted to become gay.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion

      Who the hell is Tiffany?

      Jan 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Yet more trivial garbage from Bravo. It’s time someone pressed the flush button on Bravo.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid

      unfortunately i cant see this clip as it’s “unavailable”. not fair *stamps feet peevishly*
      I WANT ANDY IN MY AREA! (something i NEVER thought i’d hear myself say!)

      i wanted to see how these relics are holding up. from a glimpse at that still i think tiff has the edge.

      they do say after 40 you have to make a choice: your ass or your face. and debbie looks her age in the face, even if her body wins; while tiffany always had an ass for a face anyway.

      note to self: jeez you’r becoming shallow. this site is having a NASTY effect on you.

      Jan 23, 2011 at 7:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake J

      Maybe the majority of the public does not pay attention until a person comes out on the front cover of a magazine or something similar.

      They could probably release pictures of Taylor Lautner being “spit-roasted” and enough delusional female fans would not believe he was gay, unless Taylor confirmed it himself!

      Jan 23, 2011 at 8:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pinmk

      @hephaestion: She was a celebrity participant on the recent reality tv show “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling” on Country Music Television. Before that, she was a teen singing “sensation” of the 80’s whose gimmick was being enamored with hanging out at the shopping mall.

      Jan 23, 2011 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pinmk

      wrong Knight brother – wish it was Jordan

      Jan 23, 2011 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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