For context, earlier this week, Antoine and JVN both started posting about becoming “partners” on social media – Antoine wrote, “Some personal news ️ After years of joking about it, We’re finally together. Here’s to giving things a shot 🙂 More tomorrow.”
JVN added on her Instagram, “We are finally together ️ Details tomorrow, but know we are so happy and feeling supported by the people around us.”
Even JVN and Antoine’s joint joke-couples posted, “And to think it all started as a joke. Glad to report that we are finally as partners.” are together – this time for real 🙂 and tomorrow.”
While there were some raised eyebrows as to whether the partnership was as romantic as implied, any speculation was confirmed when JVN and Antoine posted un-cropped versions of the photos – featuring them for their new pet food mix-in company. Revealed to be a promo image, yammers.
From the jump, JVN added in the comments, “Hope you’re not too sad, we were smart enough to announce this baby we’ve been working on for years!”
And others, with real upset:
As the negative reactions started pouring in, he replied to a now-deleted comment by saying, “[We] Wanted to build some fun, splash buzz around it. I’m happily married and I thought most people would get the joke.”
He further tweeted, “Seeing Fox crazy about two queer people joking about launching the biz, the same critics who have nothing to say about the weird issues affecting queer people. Trans Don’t say Bill, Dobbs’s overturning, Threat to marriage equality… but yeah go crazy about pet food.”
Which inspired further discussion:
Antoine hasn’t replied yet.