“Just let us move on, heal and enjoy your gorgeous New Year’s celebration.”

Jonathan Van Ness has announced his split from rugby player Wilco Froneman.

The Queer Eye fashion expert originally told his 2.7 Instagram followers “cheaters never prosper”, before deleting it and updating it with a lyric from Ariana Grande’s critically-acclaimed number one single, thank u, next.

“She taught me love, she taught me patience, how she handles pain, that shits amazing,” he wrote. “I’ve loved and I’ve lost but that’s not what I see because look what I found ain’t no need for searching, rounding out my 2018 with a very gorg THANK U NEXT. #selflove.”


Jonathan added: “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.”

After he removed his initial message, Jonathan told his followers on his Instagram story: “I should’ve sat with myself a bit longer before I posted my most recent post. Wilco is a good person & sometimes things don’t work out. Please don’t attack him on his page.

“Just let us move on, heal and enjoy your gorgeous New Year’s celebration. Your girl Jonathan is just fine. Biggest hug.”

Later, Wilco uploaded a photo of them both on his own page and said Jonathan gave him “the best moments of 2018” and “undoubtedly the best moments” of his life, before adding: “I will always love him and cherish every moment we shared.



“I encourage everyone to continue to send him love, no one deserves anything less.”

Yesterday, he added: “These are my words, not a lyric from a song. As I walk into 2019 with eyes wide open, I know I can move forward with honesty and clarity…

“Things end for a reason and I am moving forward with my head held high knowing the truth in spite of the bullying and accusations that come as a result of a rash post, the damage of which – can’t be undone.

“I am hurt, but healing and want to state for the record that I was never unfaithful to Jonathan.

“Our breakup happened as a result of circumstances that I don’t fully understand, nor can explain but I enter 2019 with my feet planted firmly on the ground with a positive attitude and intention to make this year the best ever… much love and gratitude to all that reached out with compassion and love.”

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