Frankie Grande has revealed he’s dating a married couple.
The 35-year-old social media mogul and former Big Brother contestant, whose sister is singer Ariana Grande, made the reveal while talking to Us Weekly at Bette Midler’s Hulaween party in New York City.
“These are my boyfriends,” he said, introducing Daniel Sonasohn, a lawyer, and Mike Pophis, a doctor, who are married, before adding: “[We’ve been dating for] almost three months, but in the gay world it’s like five years.”
When asked what his favourite part of the relationship was, Frankie joked that it was the “dick”, but also added that both men are “very smart”.
In a later statement, Frankie elaborated: “Mike and Daniel are both extraordinary people and I think the world of them. Each of them complete me in different ways and I am honoured to be in this very special, very fun relationship.”
While this may be the first time the YouTube personality has spoken on record about his new boyfriends, he’s been teasing his relationship with them on social media for a while now.
Over the last few months, he’s shared photos of himself alongside Daniel and Mike in various situations; there’s holiday snaps, photos of them in their Halloween costumes, and cute selfies galore. Check them out below.
Earlier this year, Frankie spoke to Gay Times about his coming out experience, and revealed he was “so nervous” to tell his sister Ariana about his sexuality.
“I remember being so nervous to tell my little sister,” he said. “I was like, ‘I have something to tell you… I’m gay’, and she was like, ‘Cool, do you have a boyfriend?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah’, she was like, ‘Great, when do I get to meet him?’
“I was like, really? It’s that simple? So it went really, really well.”
While Ariana was entirely unfazed by his sexuality, Frankie explained that his mother Joan had some initial misconceptions about the potential implications that being gay would have on his health, but she quickly came around to the idea.
“With my mom, she didn’t know much about the community,” he recalled.
“She was raised in a different time, where being gay was very unaccepted, and she lost several of her friends to AIDS, so she was very concerned with the fact that I would be able to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.
“Fortunately I’d already met some very well-adjusted, out and proud gay men, so I was able to tell her, ‘Look, I can be one of those men in this world’, and she told me to go out there and do it.”
He continued: “She accepted me for everything I was then, but I think through me she became more educated about the community as a whole, which I think is important for everyone when they’re coming out to their families.”