Jonathan Knight took to his website yesterday and revealed something that leaves us less shocked than we'll be when Jesse James and Kat Von D file for divorce in a couple months:
The topic of this singer's sexuality came up this month because former pop star Tiffany went on Bravo and said she did once date a member of New Kids on the Block, the guy "who became gay later."
Knight said he doesn't blame Tiffany at all for that slip-up and added:
"I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay!"Apparently the pre requisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay'. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!
"I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!"
Knight and his fellow New Kids kick off their tour with The Backstreet Boys on June 2.