Eighties singing sensation Tiffany is apologizing to former flame Jonathan Knight after seemingly outing him during a recent TV appearance.
While promoting her upcoming SyFy movie "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" last Friday, Tiffany, 39, admitted that she and Knight dated back in their heyday.
"He's fabulous. But he became gay later," she said before jokingly adding that she wasn't sure if she had a hand in "switching" his sexuality.
“I had issues with that! I was thinking maybe I did," she said. "But no, now looking back when we were dating, he was so much fun — we used to do facials together, he was so easy to talk to.”
Though Tiffany seemed casual about her whole "Watch What Happens Live" conversation, she changed her tune the next day when Knight, who has never publicly acknowledged his sexuality, tweeted about the incident.
"I'm so devastated," he wrote. "How can I not remember getting facials???????"
Realizing that she revealed too much, Tiffany apologized.
"Really didn't know that was the wrong thing to say," she tweeted. "Never meant to hurt Jon."
Shortly afterward, Knight, 42, put his former flame at ease, letting her know he was hanging tough.
"Tiff, please don't lose any sleep over it!" he responded. "I know you weren't being mean and I found it to be funny!"
I think she did it on purpose. these two need to move on, they still talk about each other like they are inlove. He became gay after her? how is that? I think they still have a thing for each other after all these years and he is gay. Maybe he wouldnt be gay if she were his woman.
I love to have ManChowder and ButtGravy splashed all over me.
Oh it doesnt bother me. Ive been a PoleSmoker as long as I can remember. My daddy first taught me how to insert a lengthy thick member into my mouth and later gave it to me up theASS...since then Ive never looked back...want aBJ?
I'll give her a facial.
I never realized he was in the closet. I do remember taking my 10 year old daughter and two of her friends to see NKOTB in the late 80s for her birthday. I was surprised none of the glass in the Omni Arena shattered from the nonstop shrieking of 30,000 girls under the age of 18. I was actually worried about everyone's hearing. It is amazing that young girls can shriek so loudly for 90 minutes without taking a breath. Jonathan is a much more handsome man than he was an adolescent member of a boy band.
It's not like we didn't already know. Only CLOTHES belong in the closet. Cowards are the reason kids are afraid to be who they are anyway? How many more stupid X-men/Super Hero movies do we have to watch before people understand that being DIFFERENT is a part of our experience and that we should never be ASHAMED of being different.
No matter how much I liked a girl, I knew so many of them gossiped among themselves. This is based on my sister and her friends. Plus, a number of my gay friends had been outed by girls they had trusted. I still like and respect girls, but I have always told my male friends, and it has always been great. Some GREAT surprises. And, I still have all of my straight male friends who know.
Who and what are these kids? I must be getting old. now where did i put my teeth, bed pan?
Who the hell are these kids??? I must be getting old. lol
They were a group of boys mostly too young to drive in the late 80s who had a string of hits and were beloved by many tween and teen girls. The songs were largely forgettable. The were one of the earliest, highly successful boy bands along with Menudo out of Puerto Rico. Girls below the age of consent loved them heart and soul while 99% of boys and men hated them almost to the point of violence.
I wonder if she caught the aids from him?
Any gay celebs that are in the closet should be outed. It is a denial of their own being and they have the power to help other people without celeb power who are struggling with the stigma. Once people realize that half the celebs they admire are gay, then maybe people will start realizing that it is not rare and not shameful.
And it is especially silly to be in the closet when it is well-known/suspected that you're gay anyway.
It is also not up to other people to keep track of whether you're out or not, especially 25 years later!
what has happened to heidi klum she looks alful. got with seal and went down hill.
Singing sensation ? You mean... ONE hit Wonder?
I can't wait to see "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid"
That comment Jon made was funny. He's got a good sense of humor about it all, and it was nice to know that TIffany was concerned about his well-being either way. If Jon Knight is gay, he's gay. No big deal. Just glad to see that they're still friends.
Anyone else concerned that this whole story is the writer's interpretation of some tweets?
I have no idea who Tiffany is, but Jonathan Knight is cute. Hey Jonathan ... give me a call.
Wow, she is an idiot for stating that he "became" gay. How does one become gay???? Either you are gay, or you are not. It isn't a sudden transformation.
Jon is GAY??? I had not a clue. Oh well. That was mean, she should have kept her mouth shut~!
I think we all pretty much know the obvious. A gossip blog printed pictures of him making out with some guy, last year. The facials he gets now are of an entirely different kind lol.
Her upcoming SyFy movie "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid", uh oh, I smell a comeback.
I thought he was already out. A few years ago when he and other members did a reunion show on VH1, he revealed himself to be gay. I just assumed everyone knew about it.
Tiffany is very lucky that she didn't out Abdullah The Butcher. He would not have been as kind or forgiving, and might have used his fork on her.
i always thought he was the cutest!!!! yay....he's gay!!!!
what a surprise. a member of a boy band is gay?
holy hell, better alert the media.
You aren't the only one that didn't know he was gay. LOL I didn't either and he was and still is my favorite NKOTB. But why do all the cute ones have to be gay.
Wow, she got hot suddenly.
Since when did apologizing through Twitter become acceptable? and when did reporting things said on Twitter become standard for news?
Uh, Tiff, what do the Earth being round, flames being hot, sweetened ice tea being the best drink, and Knight being gay all have in common? These are all things people already knew. You didn't reveal anything.
And we wonder why so many of our nation's children would rather kill themselves than come out of the closet. To all of those who preach hatred over compassion – It's not the gays and lesbians that are ruining this country, it's the bigots who can't accept people for who they are. Come off of your holy high horses because the God that you speak of didn't preach hatred!
no news here...aren't they all gay in that band??
On a side note: I dreamt of Joey last night. Seriously. "Please don't go girl......"
He handled it well. I don't think any of us are stunned that Jonathon is gay, and who cares? His private life is his business.
I have the greatest of respect for how calm he was about all of it, and maybe he feels bad for Tiffany, who apparently hasn't had any luck with the whole 90's revival thing......
This is a very stupid story. Everyone knew he was gay years ago. She didn't say anything that most people weren't already aware of.
Yea I dont think she meant it to be mean it was probably an accident Im sure one has at least once said something without thinking about it first
Jon Knight has been out for years. He was on Oprah talking about his boyfriend. Is there not enough news that people have to make up sillyness! Jeez!
Everybody already knew he was gay. It's one of the worst kept secrets in the entertainment industry.
Who the f is Jonathan Knight and Tiffany?
like we didn' know already know
Dang! My money was on Jordan being gay. Dang!
He is... he came out a few years ago
So BOTH Knight brothers are gay?!?! Amazing :D
I don't know who you are thinking of but Jordan Knight is married with a kid. So if he is gay I'm sure it's a surprise to his wife.
I grew up loving NKOTB! Back then I knew Jonathan was gay. He just seemed very feminine in interviews. He shouldn't feel ashamed of who he is. Tiffany shouldn't have "outed" him, but seriously just look at him and you can tell he's gay. Nothing wrong with being gay, what’s wrong is when you’re embarrassed by it. Seriously this day and age nobody cares.
How dare you Tiffany!? Becuase of you I'm not going to watch "Megapython vs. Gatoroid"! Who's with me!?
LMAO- now there will only be 4 people watching instead of the hoped for 14....
Shes kinda hot from that picture. Who is she? What did she sing?
She lip-synched other people's songs in shopping malls in the 1980s. Some people thought that was clever back then.
People have a right to know who is gay and who isn't. Its the same reason the military is under fire for the don't ask don't tell policy. The soldiers have a right to know who is "watching their back" in combat.
They were such a nice couple back in the day. I know because I'm the guy who gave them facials regularly.
Tiffany didn't out Jonathan. Its not a huge secret that he's gay, its just not been thrown out there for every one to see. He's not in the closet, he's just not flamboyant about his lifestyle. As for the other guys, they're all married (or have been) with kids.
Maybe he shouldn't have decided to become gay and then pretend like no one else knew about it.
It is funny how he hides the fact he is gay and is devastated when people found out. If there is nothing wrong with it then why lie and hide like a sissy? I think he knows its wrong and he is ashamed at what he does and what he allows other men to do to him.
Sorry, but it doesn't sound like he's devastated or ashamed. Don't you hate that he doesn't give a flying ____ what you think?!
No, Shelley, what is funny is how you are obviously illiterate, because he clearly stated he was never hiding anyone from anything. Just because someone doesn't announce something to the world doesn't mean he or she is specifically hiding something from you, even though you, Shelley, are obviously the pinnacle of humanity. Go back to your cave.
girlfriend, I'm gay and it's really, really awesome what i allow other men to do to me (and i to them). there's nothing shameful in being who you are.
YEEEES! Another subhuman exposed for what they are. A degenerate at best.
Do you mean Tiffany or Johnathan Knight?
Yeah I always thought NKOTB's "music" was absolute crap – they should all be ashamed of themselves! It's a sin.
He may have "became gay", but she became fat.
She can try to hype her F- low budget SyFy movies all she wants, but she is the WORST "actress" on the planet! And just the way she speaks , she shows her total ignorance of the world. I the producers at SyFy refuse to offer her any part on any upcoming movies.
He was really gracious in his response. Again, we've all known for years and I would have sworn he came out years ago. I don't think Tiffany meant anything malicious; she probably just didn't think about it because she's known for such a long time. I'd totally go get a facial with him :)
1992 just called– they want their news back.
wait a sec...I thought he came out a long time ago. This isn't news to me.
You know, I was watching that and I though "Did she just out him?" but then I thought "Nah – everyone can tell". Whoops – Boo to you Tiff.
Good for Tiffany, we need to expose these people every chance we get.
Franco is gay, too.
I'm sure that Tiffany doesn't need to help you find a boyfriend Franco. You can just go to a club!
I sure hope Chocchie and Donny are not gays also. That would be really sad. Oh, btw, Tiffany was always hot but I think she is even hotter in her late-30's than when she was a teen.
One down, four to go.
Tiffany has now sealed her official place on the Beeotch hall of fame.
She has to know that he has never "stated" on record that he was, It seems very suspect to me. I think she said it to get publicity for her crappy movie. Sure we all knew that he is, but that is besides the point. It is his personal life whenever he was ready to come out to the world, he should of been the one to say it. Btw I saw a clip on her new movie on Talk Soup a while ago, her acting sucks.
Im really surprised Jon handled it the way he did and forgave her kudos to him.
I think you meant "should have" not "should of" ... there's no such term as "should of" although alot of folks use it to exhibit their poor grammar and improper spelling practices
@ebullient alot should be "a lot"
"How can I not remember getting facials???????" HOLY CRAP! Did he really say that. ROTFLMAO!!!
That was an awesomely funny response on his part.
He looks pretty good – I'd still give him a facial...bada bing!
Wait...you mean some of them were not gay?
He became gay? Is that kind of like, she became a Pop Star who is now starring in bad B movies???? I'm just say'n....
Dude outed himself a long time ago by being in a boy band... Secondly, who cares?
In other news, water is still wet......
And smegma tastes sour. shwing
Why am I reading something about two people I have never heard of? Go figure.
Probably because you're a puppy. Old people read, too. One of these days you're going to see a picture of a bald, wrinkly Justin Bieber and realize you're old, too.
@Tia Priceless. Simply priceless. :)
Tia – LMAO!! Good one :)
Cool! "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" is coming out on Bravo!
I am more concerned about the name of this movie. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid? Are either of these creatures real?
You can get Gatoroid in the new 64 oz container, in seven flavors. Mega Python is available only in 16oz cans.
Thank you for making me laugh, Rupert. :o)
Oops...I meant -> :)
Shouldn't we be over the gay thing by now? Especially since he was/is in a "boy band". The boy band formula is only about 1/2 step from the village people. I am shocked more of the guys from Back Street, New Kids, and N Synch are not screaming you go girl to Jonathan.
Don't you mean the Backdoor Boys, New Skeets on the Block and 'N Suck? lmao
Tiffany didn't out him maliciously; it was a simple slip of the tongue. Hopefully, Knight will not only find it in his heart to forgive her, but also learn to be PROUD of who he is and not hide in the closet.
I always thought Jordan Knight was gay. Wrong brother!
Me too. Jordan was the pretty and kind of feminine one.
Who is Jonathan Knight and who gives a crap?
He's an '80s pop star. (And no one asked you to care.)
Really? I must be the only one that didnt know that. He was my favorite NKOTB. Bummer....
I had no idea either. My "Jon Knight" t-shirt was my fave back in 6th/7th grade.
SO, only one or two more to come out? Always figured the NKOTB were gay...who cares.
Apparently you do, since you took the time to comment
One of the New Kids is gay? Look, I'm shocked. Who would've ever thought? /sarcasm
She probably just thought he'd already publicly acknowledged it. Obvious she wasn't trying to out anyone on purpose. He's probably had a few facials since then.
A gay boy band member? Say it isn't so...
Justin Bieber would want to join
i love it..."he BECAME gay later" what a momo..
yep, that was my favorite part – like she ruined all women for him – well, maybe so...
I think some people need to relax. If Jordan isn't holding any grudges about this – then why should anyone else? I would slip and make jokes if a friend of mine was gay. Especially after knowing for so long. I'm sure she just didn't realize it wasn't common knowledge.
Besides, I'm pretty sure I remember him saying something a couple years ago and no one paid attention. Now she says something and suddenly she's a horrible person? Right.
or even if he was holding a grudge, why should we? people all need to get some meaning in their lives so that they won't take stuff that happens with celebrities personally... it's pathetic and embarrassing.
I think I remember hearing he was gay several years ago, too.
Jonathan, not Jordan.
If you saw the show, she was just talking and laughing and recounting several stories form the 80s. She didn't appear to be trying to make a big deal of any of them or trying to get attention from them. She's not a very good actress, so I doubt there's any deception here.
I want a hamburger
WHOA – hold on there, we all know that it is not our responsibility to "out" anyone. That is just plain mean and cruel and, quite frankly, I don't give a damn whether it's the truth or not. If she wonders why she suddenly has no friends, she needs to look in the mirror and take some serious inventory.
Odds are, she didn't realize that he wasn't out. Since she felt bad, I'm guessing she wasn't aware and didn't realize that he might still be closeted.
Well, once a bimbo always a bimbo.
Way to reinforce the "fussy" stereotype.
Duh. She didn't realize that she was outing him. She thought it was public knowledge. Which it probably is to anyone who cares to know who he is.
That is like so rude. I can feel his pain. One of my former lovers basically pulled me out of the closet. But hey whats his number
Ugh. I would never date a guy who referred to me as his "lover." *washes self clean of this hippie term*
Yeah, I can't stand the word LOVER...it just makes me feel gross.
that is LIKE, omg, LIKE, eww.
But if you must use the term, thank you for using "lover" instead of "lovah." Hate that!
Never could stand the term "lover" either. Boyfriend, main squeeze, buttbuddy – ok, maybe not buttbuddy.
she was a mean airhead to do that.
I dont think it was mean. I think she was just talking innocently. Its not like we all didnt know that Jonathan Knight was Gay....
Who is Tiffany, anyhow, besides being another singer? Never heard of her until this article.
nan- she's from the late 80s. she was sorta debbie gibson's "rival." she redid the beatles – i think we're alone now. i always liked her just cause we shared the same name and i was like 10 at the time so to a 10 year old that was pretty cool.
That's not a Beatles song. lol
Um....I Think We're Alone Now was done originally by Tommy James & the Shondells.....not the Beatles. And for all of you who come on these forums going "who is that??", try google, as you're obviously just too young to know. There were celebrities before you were born who the majority of the population remember. I wasn't a fan, but Tiffany was as big in her day as Brittney Spears was in hers.
Um... she did a cover of "I Saw [Him] Standing There", definitely the Beatles...
um...she specifically stated that Tiffany remade The Beatles "I Think We're Alone Now"...which is obviously NOT a Beatles song...
Tiffany did a complete track by track cover of Sgt. Pepper's... IN A MALL
This isn't shocking news, anyone who's a fan knew already!
Now, if Jordan ever came out, I'd be devastated, LOL!!!!
Tiffany was too young to perform at clubs, so her producer and songwriters chose malls as performance halls – Tiffany's fans were too young for the clubs too but were definitely at the malls. Pretty clever approach.
Nancy, what was mean about Tiffany talking about an old flame of her's that was gay? Is he supposed to be ashamed of being gay?
Shame on you!!
Everyone made fun of her relentlessly because of those mall performances, but what else was she going to do? Back then, record companies took you on if you were popular, you weren't popular just because a record company forced you on the populace. The malls were a good idea.
Yeah facials Betty. Check into it! Idiot.
I knew what you meant, Betty. :) Gross!
For real?, Are we in the 7th grade again?
Gay does not mean pedophile, Shelley.
Well, I doubt she would talk to you but she sure did help out a ignorant bigot. GOOD FOR YOU SHELLEY!
Sounds like someone needs a facial.
What about the vile hater community??
Are you being serious? Wow, I can only feel sorry for you to live your life carrying such ignorance and hatred. Have a fun life with that...
Honestly Shelley, nobody is interested in your children... way to make it about you...!
"Mesmerized followers" LOL! I am straight & married and just don't hate people who are different from me – something must be wrong. But wouldn't you really rather fence yourselves in to be on the safe side??
Well you lost your bet on all counts – but thanks for the laughs!!
Shelley, I hope one of your children is gay or even "abnormal" so you can learn about reality and compassion.
I'm going to say she's a Butt Ugly Single Woman that watches The View, Oprah, and spends most of her time on the ccouch, stuffing her face with Cheeetos.
Dave you are close. Mrs. Frizzy is actually a Joy Behar wannabee right down to the clown orange hair and the "cackling like a hen" whiney voice.
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