Jonathan Knight Takes Boyfriend's Last Name After SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

NKOTB singer's social media accounts now include partner Harley Rodriguez's last name

By McKenna Aiello Jun 26, 2015 8:57 PMTags
The Amazing Race, Harley Rodriguez, Jonathan KnightCBS

Jonathan Knight is celebrating today's historic SCOTUS ruling in a big way. 

In light of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, The New Kids on the Block boybander took his boyfriend of more than seven years Harley Rodriguez's last name and now goes by Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

The 46-year-old hunky crooner captioned a sweet pic with fellow bandmate Donnie Wahlberg, "Overwhelmed with joy this morning. So many emotions! I am blessed to be surrounded by 5 of the most amazing loving men in the world @harley.rodriguez @jordanknightofficial @joeymcintyre @dannywoodofficial and @donniewahlberg #LoveWins"

Rodriguez, who also changed his moniker on social media to include Jonathan's name, shared a similar sentiment on Instagram

"Today history has been made and I'm proud & happy for so many reasons...proud of the U.S. for choosing #equality for all & happy that now younger generations can grow up in a country that doesn't legally discriminate against love. Hearing the happy tears in @jonathanrknight's voice this morning made me grateful & blessed that he, I, & others in this country are fortunate to now have this freedom whereas in so many parts of the world, people are killed for expressing love. Thank you #SCOTUS & #POTUS for making it possible that #LoveWins! #equalityforall #loveislove #pride," the fitness trainer wrote. 

Knight, who came out as gay in 2011 and competed with Rodriguez on the 26th season of The Amazing Race, also said prior to Friday's decision that, "America needs to step up like so many other countries have already done. It makes me ashamed to be an American that we are still so behind! Let's stand on the right side of history together!"

Congrats, you two!