Jonathan McDonald Van Ness also commonly referred to by his initials, JVN, is an American hairdresser, podcast host, activist, actor, author, and television personality. Van Ness is non-binary. His gender pronouns are he/him/his, but he has indicated that he is okay being referred to with she/her or they/them as well. He is best known as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye, for his work on the web series parody Gay of Thrones, and for hosting the Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness podcast.
Instagram Knew It Before Anyone Else
It was a surprise for all before the news broke out that Van Ness got married in 2020. He gave the news himself via an Instagram post. Though it was a surprise for many but his best pals knew it when it all had happened. Bobby Berk, his Queer Eye co-star wrote “Yay!! That was a hard secret to keep!! Love you Mark and Johnny!” Karamo Brown commented “Yay! We can finally celebrate it publicly!! So happy for you!!!!!! One of the most beautiful couples in the world,” while Tan France added, “Here’s hoping next year is so much better, and that we can finally celebrate your marriage.” He is so happy and is currently enjoying his new chapter of life. “I got married to my best friend & have a loving partner to continue building my life with.” He added.
The Life of Extremes
Van Ness, openly gay throughout his life, experienced bullying for his femininity and natural flamboyance, and received death threats. He went through trauma. He confessed that he had put nail polish, heels, scarf, and even worn his mother’s skirt. He was bullied all his time and he used his humor to cope with it. It was years later he realized he was gender non-conforming, and non-binary. Many small and big people have bowed down to destiny and Van Ness was destined to be married to Mark Peacock. We wish both of them a happy married life!