For context, earlier this week both Anthony and JVN started posting on social media about becoming ‘partners’ – with Anthony writing, “Some personal news ❤️ After years of joking about it, we’re finally together. More tomorrow.”
JVN added on their Instagram: “We’re finally together ❤️ Details tomorrow, but know that we are very happy and feel supported by the people around us.”
Even JVN and Antoni’s joint Jokes Couples account posted, “And I guess it all started as a joke. I’m happy to report that we’re finally together as partners – actually this time 🙂 More tomorrow.”
While there was some surprise raised as to whether the partnership was as romantic as implied, any speculations were confirmed when JVN and Antoni posted the uncut versions of the photos — revealing they were promotional images for their new mixed-use pet-meal company, Ms.
Of the jump, JVN added in the comments, “I hope you’re not too sad that we were smart l’ bebes to announce this kid we’ve been working on for years now!”
and others with real distress:
When negative responses started to surface, they responded to a now-deleted comment by saying: “[We] She wanted to create some fun, splashed noise around him. I’m happily married and I think most people will get the joke.”
They also tweeted, “Seeing people get angry at two gay people pranking to launch a business are the same critics who have nothing to say about queer issues affecting gay people. No less illicit bills, Dobbs coup, and the threat to marriage equality.” …but yeah get crazy about pet food.”
Which prompted further discussion:
Anthony has not responded yet.