Is ‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Single?

Jonathan Van Ness is a popular personality with a huge fanbase and a penchant for positivity. One of the stars of Queer Eye, Van Ness promotes self-love and acceptance, both on his show and through social media.

Although Van Ness experienced his fair share of difficulties growing up, including being shamed for being flamboyant, he has overcome every obstacle, and these days is a beacon of joy and happiness for fans of all persuasions and genders. Fans love Van Ness, and are eager to learn everything that they can about the beloved star — including whether he is single or in a happy relationship.

How did Jonathan Van Ness become famous?

Jonathan Van Ness on 'TODAY.'
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Van Ness was born in Illinois in 1987. Raised in a family of well-known journalists, Van Ness was openly flamboyant from an early age, which often caused him to be the subject of ridicule from bullies at school.

Later, Van Ness revealed that he was sexually abused as a child and that it took him years to overcome the trauma that the experience caused him.

Van Ness went to college at the University of Arizona, but his problems didn’t stop when he began pursuing higher education. He developed an addiction to drugs and turned to sex work in order to purchase cocaine and other drugs.

Eventually, Van Ness was able to fight the demons inside him and left the University of Arizona in order to attend hairdresser’s school. After becoming a successful stylist in Arizona, Van Ness moved to California to pursue his career goals. 

What is Jonathan Van Ness best known for?

Upon arrival in California, Van Ness became a personal assistant at the popular Sally Hershberger Salon. It was around this time that he achieved internet popularity when his video recaps for Game of Thrones began going viral. His videos led to a popular podcast, and Van Ness soon began making a name for himself as a social media sensation.

These days, Jonathan Van Ness is definitely best known as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye. On the show, Van Ness and his cohorts help to improve people’s lives through the power of positivity and self-love.

He has also released several books and has been widely recognized as a champion for LGBTQ rights. For fans, Jonathan Van Ness is one of a kind and has the kind of unique perspective on life, love, and world events that can never be replaced. 

Is Jonathan Van Ness dating anyone?

With all the curiosity surrounding Van Ness, it is only natural that fans would be interested in his relationship status. As it turns out, Van Ness is reportedly single.

His last known partner was in 2018 when he was linked to Wilco Froneman. The two started dating in the summer of 2018 but by December of the same year, Van Ness and Froneman had decided to split, with Van Ness posting the sassy song lyric, “thank u, next” to his social media pages shortly after their breakup.

Van Ness also clarified that there were no hard feelings between himself and Froneman, asking fans to be kind to his ex: “Please don’t go in on Wilco, he doesn’t need the anger & I don’t want to see him suffer so just know I’m all good & sometimes people break up—Love you all so much.”

Van Ness has not gone public with any relationship since his split from Froneman, so as far as fans know, he is still happily single.