Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski have officially responded to dating rumors after many fans were left speculating the status of their relationship. On Aug. 2, the Fab Five — Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo Brown, Tan France, and Bobby Berk — addressed the hearsay during an interview on Strahan and Sara. When Jonathan and Antoni were asked about the seemingly romantic snaps on their joint Instagram account, @JVNtoni, Jonathan simply said, "We're bored." Antoni shared the same sentiment, adding, "We have way too much free times on our hands sometimes, honestly."
The interview also comes two days after Jonathan shut down the gossip on Twitter, writing, "Also for clarification, @antoni & I are a couple . . . of very close friends who run a satirical couple account and may fall in love someday, but that day is not necessarily today."
Romance rumors first began to circulate on the Fourth of July when Antoni posted a three-photo gallery on Instagram with the caption, "I guess Amurica's [sic] birthday's our anniversary, babe." Shortly after, the two posted matching Instagram Stories linking to their @JVNtoni account, which quickly escalated into a 153K following with a series of sweet Instagram posts and Stories.
From snuggling on the couch watching TV to juggling potatoes in the kitchen, dancing in the living room, taking mirror selfies as they clean their teeth together before bed, and shower FaceTime calls, the saga is as beautifully outrageous as it sounds, making it easy for fans to think there's intimate chemistry. But Jonathan then posted a photo of them with the caption, "It was all Antoni's idea 🏳️🌈 but maybe someday we will fall in love @antoni #notacouplebutitwasfunright."
However, talk of an Antoni-Jonathan relationship bubbled up again and really escalated on July 30, thanks to Karamo. After Jonathan posted a picture of him and Antoni together, Karamo — who's also in the snapshot, begrudgingly standing in the background — commented, "I love you both! And for all who are asking. It's real. They are a couple and in love. First Fab 5 couple." Jonathan then replied to the comment, writing, "You suck," followed by a series of laughing emojis.
Of course, this sent the internet into a tizzy as fans wondered if they were joking or being serious. Now, we know that they were totally kidding around and are just really close friends. But we're still hoping Antoni and Jonathan do fall in love for real one day, because now that we've seen how cute it would be, we need it to happen.
Keep on reading to see all of the hilarious Instagram posts, and join us in begging Antoni and JVN to please keep this account active so we never have to forget the beautiful but brief moment when we thought our Queer Eye dreams had actually come true.