Which sucks because as an underage girl I thought he was pretty hot.
From New York Daily News:
In a blog post published Thursday on a members-only section of the New Kids on the Block website, Knight confirmed his sexual orientation for the first time publicly but claimed he had actually privately revealed he was gay “almost twenty years ago.”
“I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago,” the singer wrote, according to a screengrab from Towleroad.com. “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!” he continued. “Apparently the pre requiste [sic] to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption ‘I am gay.'”
Knight went on to say he believes “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!” he added.
The 42-year-old, who will soon embark on a joint tour with the NKOTB and the Backstreet Boys, noted that he won’t be addressing his love life publicly again.
“I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further!” his post concluded. “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!”
Tiffany, who dated Knight when they were rising stars in the late 1980s, told Bravo host Andy Cohen on Jan. 20 that her ex “became gay later.”
She went on to joke about possible clues he might’ve given regarding his sexuality.
“Now looking back when we were dating,” Tiffany said, “he was so much fun. We used to do facials together. He was so easy to talk to … And he was fabulous.”
Shortly after, the songstress came under fire for outing him, prompting an apology on Twitter.
“Really didn’t know that was the wrong thing to say,” she tweeted the next day. “Never meant to hurt Jon.”
And Knight himself ended up defending her.
“Tiff, please don’t lose any sleep over it!” he replied to her on Twitter. “I know you weren’t being mean and I found it to be funny!”