By Tracie Smith
Mean Girls’ Jonathan Bennett is officially out and dating TV host Jaymes Vaughn. The Aaron Samuels star is the host of Halloween Wars on Food Network. He revealed he is dating the host of Celebrity Page, and is a frequent guest on CBS’ The Talk and was a former runner-up of The Amazing Race. Vaughn is also a former Chippendales performer.
Bennett’s sexuality has long been an open secret in Hollywood. Following an appearance in Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List in 2005, rumors swirled after he was described as Griffin’s ‘friend’.
In 2009, celebrity outer and gossip-monger Perez Hilton then claimed the actor was romantically linked to gay actor Matt Dallas. Hilton also claimed he had sex with Lance Bass. He was also ‘accidentally’ outed by friend Nathaniel Buzolic, who said Bennett was gay in a Q&A and then said ‘I don’t know if that’s public knowledge’.
Also, Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough then gave an interview with Mario Lopez. ‘He tweeted at me last year and said I had a nice butt, and I thought, “Oh he’s hitting on me – I should try to go on a date with him! Oh, he’s gay – so I was like, that’s not gonna work!’
But with three Instagram posts, Bennett has professed his love for Vaughn. This is the first time he has acknowledged his sexuality in public, and also confirmed he is in a relationship with a man. ‘Forgot to post on Halloween,’ he wrote. ‘I love you babe #mygoose.’
‘He always makes me look good in selfies. But that’s cuz he’s better looking and standing next to me.’
‘Thanks Jaymes for helping me grow and teaching me how to be a grown ass man. ❤️’