New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight is married!

New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight is married!

The New Kids on the Block star has confirmed he’s a married man after tying the knot with his longtime partner in secret.

Jonathan Knight has married his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez.

They do! New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight is married! Star, 53, has secretly tied the knot with long-term love Harley Rodriguez, 49, after the pandemic delayed their big day - (stock image)

They do! New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight is married! Star, 53, has secretly tied the knot with long-term love Harley Rodriguez, 49, after the pandemic delayed their big day – (stock image) 

The pair got engaged in 2016 but they were unable to celebrate with a lavish wedding reception due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said: ‘We did (get married). But everybody just assumed we’re married, so, I never say yes or no ’cause I don’t wanna lie.’

Jonathan, 53, confirmed the happy news to Etonline.com when asked if the ring on his left hand meant the couple had exchanged vows.

Jonathan and Harley have been together since 2008 and took part in a reality show called The Amazing Race together in 2015.

Despite being unable to celebrate the nuptials in style, Jonathan revealed they are planning to throw a big wedding part soon, saying: ‘It’s coming.’

Cosy: The couple shared lots of loved-up pictures from that special trip together

 Cosy: The couple shared lots of loved-up pictures from that special trip together 

Moments like this: The New Kids Of The Block singer, 47, proposed to his longtime love while they vacationed in Africa with their moms

Moments like this: The New Kids Of The Block singer, 47, proposed to his longtime love while they vacationed in Africa with their moms

The pop star is currently working on a TV show called Farmhouse Fixer in which he can indulge his passion for property renovations.

They got engaged a year later in 2016 when the singer-turned-TV star proposed during a holiday in Africa while away with their mothers.

Jonathan added that he’s currently in a very happy place in his life,

He told Etonline.com: ‘It’s such a passion of mine, fixing up houses. I would post on Instagram pictures of projects I did, and fans would always ask me, “What is your other job besides the New Kids?” and I just think it’s so great to be able to showcase what I do, and people can watch.’

New Kids On The Block: (L-R) Jonathan, Joey McIntyre, his brother Jordan Knight, Danny Wood  and Donnie Wahlberg (pictured in 2021)

New Kids On The Block: (L-R) Jonathan, Joey McIntyre, his brother Jordan Knight, Danny Wood  and Donnie Wahlberg (pictured in 2021)

He said: ‘I’m about to turn 54, and I would have never thought in my 20s that at 54, I’d still be touring with the New Kids, and I would have a hit TV show on HGTV.’

Jonathan previously spoke about the details of the engagement during an interview on The Jenny McCarthy Show – Jenny is married to his New Kids bandmate Donny Wahlberg.

Turn back time: The band pictured in 1994 broke up this same year but later reunited and still tour to this day

Turn back time: The band pictured in 1994 broke up this same year but later reunited and still tour to this day

He added: ‘We were on the Zambezi River – it’s right above Victoria Falls. We took a nighttime raft dinner, just the four of us out on the river. 

Jonathan explained: ‘We were in Africa, our parents were there – our moms were there – and I just figure this was the time to pop the question and make it official.’

Jonathan added that Harley had ‘no clue’ he was going to propose and that they ‘always considered [themselves] a married couple.’

The musician said: ‘It was just absolutely beautiful, it was so romantic.’

Family first: Jonathan said of his proposa;l: 'We were in Africa, our parents were there - our moms were there - and I just figure this was the time to pop the question and make it official'

Family first: Jonathan said of his proposa;l: ‘We were in Africa, our parents were there – our moms were there – and I just figure this was the time to pop the question and make it official’

In 2015, Jonathan changed his name on his social media accounts to Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez; Harley lists his name as Harley Knight-Rodriguez.

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