Late-’80s pop icon Tiffany was appearing on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Thursday night when she let slip that New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight is gay.
The transcript is below.
Andy Cohen: Tiffany, New Kids on The Block opened for you. Did you have anything with any of the NKOTB ...
Tiffany: I did, with Jonathan Knight.
Andy: Oh, Jordan Knight.
Tiffany: No, the quiet one. The shy one. He's fabulous. But he became gay later.
Andy: Did you turn him?
Tiffany: No [laughs]. I had issues with that, I was thinking maybe I did. But no, now looking back when we were dating, he was so much fun — we used to do facials together, he was so easy to talk to.
In 2009 the National Enquirer ran an interview with a man claiming to be Knight's former partner. He told the tabloid Knight discovered he liked men shortly after dating Tiffany.
The New Kids on the Block are currently scheduled to hit the road this summer on a concert tour with the Backstreet Boys.
Tiffany was appearing on the show with fellow pop star Debbie Gibson, who followed it up by saying she has plenty of gay ex-boyfriends too.