For several year now actor and TV host Jonathan Bennett has been living in the ultimate glass closet, where his sexuality has been so well known that many of his friends and associates have publicly ‘outed’ him, without realising that he himself has never spoken about his sexuality. However, now he’s pretty much ‘come out’, by confirming on Instagram that he’s in a relationship with TV presenter and reality TV star Jaymes Vaughan.
Bennett, who’s best known for playing Aaron in Mean Girls, posted a picture of him and Vaughan in Top Gun outfits, along with the comment, ‘Because forgot to post on Halloween. i Love you babe. #mygoose’. He followed that with #Thanks @jaymesv for helping me grow and teaching me how to be a grown ass man. ❤️’.
Vaughan responded with a pic of a message from someone who reached out to him to thank him for being out and proud. He commented, ‘“THIS! THIS is why it is so important to live our truths loudly and proudly. You never know who is watching and you never know who you are inspiring and giving hope to just by simply being yourself.’
A quick perusal of Vaughan’s Insta confirms the previous glass closet status, with numerous pictures of the two of them looking very couply, although without actually saying that’s what they are.
After Mean Girls, Bennett has had roled in the likes of MTV’s Awkward, as well as appearing on Dancing With Stars and presenting Cake Wars and Halloween War. Vaughan is a former Amazing Race contestant who became the first openly gay Chippendale, and now co-present Celebrity Page.