And now all of a sudden I'm being thrown into a race and all these crazy challenges…they were shocked.
It's weird for me, but even at 46, it felt to me like a growing experience."A longtime fan of the show, Knight reveals he'd actually been trying to get on the show for "four seasons," but his touring schedule always conflicted with filming.
They think ‘I’m gay so I want to make sure everybody knows I’m not the only one out there.’ I hate that.” In 2011, Knight broke his silence following the Tiffany gaffe on the official NKOTB blog, according to Towleroad.
He wrote: "My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine!
Jonathan Knight is engaged to his longtime boyfriend Harley Rodriguez.
“We were in Africa, our parents were there — our moms were there — and I just figured this was the time to pop the question and make it official,” Knight, 47, shared on Tuesday’s episode of Sirius’ “The Jenny Mc Carthy Show.” The New Kids on the Block singer and Rodriguez, 43, began dating in 2008.
From 1986 until 1994, Knight was a member of the award-winning American boy band New Kids on the Block.
In the spring of 2008, Knight returned to show business, reuniting with the other four members of New Kids on the Block.
So how did the rest of the band react when they learned Knight, 46, and Rodriguez, 41, would be competing in the primetime race around the world? "I'm the one who sometimes doesn't like being on stage and being the center of attention.
"I was kind of shocked at myself too, for doing it.
Everyone did.” In 2011, Tiffany reportedly told "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen that she dated the "quiet, shy" member of NKOTB, only to note, "He became gay later." Noting that she didn't "turn" Knight, Tiffany added, "Now looking back to when we were dating, he was so much fun. “Perez tried to out me many times and I hate that guy for doing that," Knight noted.
"I was already gay and living a gay lifestyle but he wanted me to talk about it. My brother and the rest of the guys don’t go on interviews saying ‘I’m straight' etc. " He concluded, "People like him want me to talk about it to make themselves feel better.