New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight was warned that coming out as gay would ruin his career


New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight was warned by his manager that coming out as gay would ruin his career

Before New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez was ‘horribly’ outed in 2009 by an ex-boyfriend in the National Enquirer, his manager warned him to never be open about his homosexuality.

‘He pulled me aside and was like, “If anybody finds out, your career is over. The New Kids’ career is over. My career’s over. Sony’s going to, like, lose money,”‘ the 54-year-old Grammy nominee revealed on Monday’s episode of the podcast Frosted Tips with Lance Bass.

‘It was just so much pressure. Looking back, that’s a lot of pressure to put on somebody who is just trying to figure out the world themselves.’

Before New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez was ‘horribly’ outed in 2009 by an ex-boyfriend in the National Enquirer, his manager warned him to never be open about his homosexuality

Jonathan added: ‘The stress built up and built up and built up. It was crazy.’

However, Knight-Rodriguez admitted to secretly ‘hooking up with a few’ of the guys his manager ‘would conveniently have around’ him back in the New Kids’ nineties heyday.

On August 25, the Boston-born boybander revealed to ET that he had secretly wed Barry’s Boston Instructor Harley Rodriguez sometime during the COVID-19 pandemic after around 13 years of dating.

The 43-year-old Frosted Tips host knows a thing or two about being in the closet having only hooked up with women until he was 22 during his heyday in the boyband *NSYNC.

The 54-year-old Grammy nominee revealed on Monday's episode of the podcast Frosted Tips with Lance Bass: 'He pulled me aside and was like, "If anybody finds out, your career is over. The New Kids' career is over. My career's over. Sony's going to, like, lose money"'

The 54-year-old Grammy nominee revealed on Monday’s episode of the podcast Frosted Tips with Lance Bass: ‘He pulled me aside and was like, “If anybody finds out, your career is over. The New Kids’ career is over. My career’s over. Sony’s going to, like, lose money”‘

Jonathan added: 'It was just so much pressure. Looking back, that's a lot of pressure to put on somebody who is just trying to figure out the world themselves'

Jonathan added: 'The stress built up and built up and built up. It was crazy'

Jonathan added: ‘It was just so much pressure. Looking back, that’s a lot of pressure to put on somebody who is just trying to figure out the world themselves’

Down low: However, Knight-Rodriguez admitted to secretly 'hooking up with a few' of the guys his manager 'would conveniently have around' him back in the New Kids' nineties heyday (band pictured in 1990)

Down low: However, Knight-Rodriguez admitted to secretly ‘hooking up with a few’ of the guys his manager ‘would conveniently have around’ him back in the New Kids’ nineties heyday (band pictured in 1990)

Still going strong! On August 25, the Boston-born boybander revealed to ET that he had secretly wed Barry's Boston Instructor Harley Rodriguez (L, pictured September 3) sometime during the COVID-19 pandemic after around 13 years of dating

Still going strong! On August 25, the Boston-born boybander revealed to ET that he had secretly wed Barry’s Boston Instructor Harley Rodriguez (L, pictured September 3) sometime during the COVID-19 pandemic after around 13 years of dating

Pressure to conform: The 43-year-old Frosted Tips host (2-R, pictured in 1997) knows a thing or two about being in the closet having only hooked up with women until he was 22 during his heyday in the boyband *NSYNC

Pressure to conform: The 43-year-old Frosted Tips host (2-R, pictured in 1997) knows a thing or two about being in the closet having only hooked up with women until he was 22 during his heyday in the boyband *NSYNC

November 25 family portrait: Lance - who came out on the cover of People in 2006 - is now a proud parent of 15-month-old twins Violet Betty and Alexander James from his eight-year marriage to artist Michael Turchin (L)

November 25 family portrait: Lance – who came out on the cover of People in 2006 – is now a proud parent of 15-month-old twins Violet Betty and Alexander James from his eight-year marriage to artist Michael Turchin (L)

Lance – who came out on the cover of People in 2006 – is now a proud parent of 15-month-old twins Violet Betty and Alexander James from his eight-year marriage to artist Michael Turchin.

Jonathan mostly keeps busy as a real estate developer and he and co-host Kristina Crestin will star in the Colorado-set fourth season of reality TV competition Rock The Block, which premieres March 6 on HGTV.

The New Kids on the Block – which disbanded from 1994-2008 – is next scheduled to perform March 7 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

'So excited!' Jonathan mostly keeps busy as a real estate developer and he and co-host Kristina Crestin (R, pictured November 3) will star in the Colorado-set fourth season of reality TV competition Rock The Block, which premieres March 6 on HGTV

‘So excited!’ Jonathan mostly keeps busy as a real estate developer and he and co-host Kristina Crestin (R, pictured November 3) will star in the Colorado-set fourth season of reality TV competition Rock The Block, which premieres March 6 on HGTV

Next stop, Texas! The New Kids on the Block - which disbanded from 1994-2008 - is next scheduled to perform March 7 at NRG Stadium in Houston (pictured June 2)

Next stop, Texas! The New Kids on the Block – which disbanded from 1994-2008 – is next scheduled to perform March 7 at NRG Stadium in Houston (pictured June 2)

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