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Jonathan Van Ness splits from rugby player boyfriend: ‘Cheaters never prosper’

Jonathan Van Ness splits from rugby player boyfriend: ‘Cheaters never prosper’

Jonathan and Wilco | Photo: Instagram/froners

Jonathan Van Ness has revealed he has split with his boyfriend Wilco Froners in an emotional Instagram post.

The reality TV personality made the revelation in a caption posted yesterday that channels Ariana Grande’s break up anthem thank u, next.

In it, the Queer Eye star wrote: ‘She taught me love, she taught me patience, how she handles pain, that shits amazing.

‘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.’

‘I don’t want to see him suffer’

He furthermore 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.’

In his original post, JVN included the caption ‘#cheatersneverprosper.’ This has since been deleted.

‘With compassion and love’

In a response, Wilco wrote on Instagram: ‘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.’

He furthermore continued: ‘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.’

‘Please don’t attack him’

Later speaking on Instagram Stories, Jonathan took a different tone ’I should’ve sat with myself a bit longer before I posted my most recent post,’ she said.

‘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.’

Jonathan Van Ness shot to fame on last year’s revival of Queer Eye. He and Wilco appeared on the TV Emmys red carpet together in September.