Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock haven't looked back since falling in love in London
Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock's marriage may have surprised fans initially, but the couple no longer shy away from sharing their love with the world.
At the end of 2020, the Queer Eye star announced on Instagram that he had married his "best friend." While fans were surprised by the news, friends of the newlyweds were excited to finally be able to celebrate the pair publicly and congratulate them on their nuptials, including some of Van Ness' costars.
Bobby Berk commented on the social media post, "Yay!! That was a hard secret to keep!! 🤣 love you Mark and Johnny!" and Karamo Brown chimed in, "We can finally celebrate it publicly!! So happy for you!!!!!! One of the most Beautiful couples in the world."
Since debuting their relationship, Van Ness and Peacock have shared plenty of sweet moments online, including making their red carpet debut in 2022, celebrating their anniversary, taking romantic international trips and adopting a puppy together.
So who is Jonathan Van Ness' husband? Here is everything to know about Mark Peacock and his relationship with the reality star.
He's from England
Peacock is originally from Essex, a county in England right outside of London.
His Instagram bio states that he's "London born," and his handle @MarkLondon also gives a nod to his hometown. Peacock stayed relatively close to home for college and attended the University of Essex, where he earned a degree in landscape architecture and garden design in 2010, according to his LinkedIn.
He works in business development
Peacock formerly worked at Men's Health UK, where he put his passion for fitness to good use for readers.
After leaving the magazine, Peacock landed a role in business development for an event production company in September 2018, per his LinkedIn.
He and Van Ness first met in London
According to a sweet January 2021 Instagram post by Van Ness, the couple's first date was in London, and things moved quickly after that.
"We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on a comedy tour. At the end of that time I was taking my mom, aunt & friends on a mini break to Amsterdam," the Emmy-nominee wrote alongside a series of photos from their relationship.
"I wanted @marklondon to come with but, was it a bit intense to ask Mark to come after a couple weeks worth of dates to come meet my mom & and friends on a mini break? Maybe so, but something about Mark felt different and I'm quite sure he felt the same," the reality star added.
He and Van Ness married during the pandemic
The Pretty Curious podcast host and Peacock exchanged vows in a socially distanced wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020. While the early days of their marriage may have been unconventional, Van Ness has noted how important the quality time was for them.
"Thank you universe for allowing me to be here & thanks to everyone who has supported me. 2020 was a year unlike any other," Van Ness captioned a New Year's Eve Instagram post. "I got married to my best friend & have a loving partner to continue building my life with."
He moved to Austin with Van Ness
The following year, in 2021, Van Ness announced on Instagram that Peacock became an official resident of the U.S. with a photo of the pair outside a Citizenship and Immigration Services office.
"Yay he's staying @marklondon 💗," Van Ness wrote in the caption. "Today as a queer person who wouldn't have been able to marry the person they love just 6 years ago, our rights can't be taken for granted! So happy to have this process in our rearview 💗 Green Card YAS!"
Peacock's Instagram bio now says he is "Austin based."
He's passionate about gardening and pottery
Peacock has a variety of hobbies, just like his partner.
While Van Ness has taken up gymnastics and figure skating in recent years, Peacock enjoys working in his garden and doing pottery. He posts about both activities often and documents his progress at mastering the crafts.
They are pet parents
Van Ness is a known animal lover and has had a beloved four-legged family for years. Since the start of his relationship with the animal advocate, Peacock has embraced becoming a pet owner alongside the Queer Eye star.
In an Instagram post reflecting on highlights from 2020, Peacock expressed his love for Van Ness and his new animal family in the caption. "Got married to my soulmate and one true love @jvn and adopted a little Jack Russell called Pablo and entered a family with 4 amazing cats," he wrote.
The duo welcomed another member to their group in July 2022. Van Ness shared the adoption news on Instagram with an adorable carousel of photos and a "pupdate" in the caption: "Meet Mark & my newest addition Rose!"
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