The Mean Girls star was rather scared of losing his fans when he decided to come out as gay. However, nowadays, that is a fear of the past and he is happily engaged to his partner, Jaymes Vaughan.
Not only that but, Jonathan Bennett has made history by teaming up with KAY Jewelers to create one of the first ever major retailer same-sex engagement ring!
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During a new interview for HollywoodLife, however, he admitted that in the past, he was afraid of losing his many female fans since his role on Mean Girls made him into a major heartthrob in the industry.
‘I mean, for decades everybody tells you you are going to lose all your teenage girl fans [if you come out] they are all going to hate you. And if you lose them, no one will watch your movies, therefore no one will cast you. And that’s the harsh truth of what you hear,’ Jonathan revealed.
It turns out that the opposite happened!
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‘The girls I have that are fans from Mean Girls fell even more in love with me as a person, just because they saw the real me. And when you see the real person, their true authentic self, it is hard not to love them,’ the actor told the same news outlet.
June is Pride Month and now that he is engaged, the star confessed that it all feels different.
After all, he gets to live and love openly with his other half.
Aside from designing the amazing engagement/wedding ring for gay couples, the happy pair also runs their very own LGBTQ+ travel company, appropriately named OUTbound Travel.
At this point in time, the two are enjoying life as an engaged couple and dreaming of their perfect wedding, which is yet to have a date set.
As for the ring, it’s called ‘Our Ring by Jaymes and Jonathan’ and you can find it only on KAY.com.