Netflix's Queer Eye reboot has become a fan favorite amongst 'flix bingers, and its fans are in for an extra special surprise. On Thursday night, the show’s official Twitter account shared some very exciting news about the upcoming episode four titled “To Gay or Not to Gay.” And as it turns out, AJ, who has been having a hard time coming out to family and friends, is now officially engaged to his boyfriend!
“We’ve got some news that will make your week! AJ and Drey got engaged. Our gay hearts are exploding,” the Queer Eye tweet read that also included a heartwarming clip of AJ coming out to his stepmom, in addition to a few photos of him and his fiancé.
Tan France, the show's fashion expert, also expressed his excitement for the couple by tweeting, “Yay, what wonderful news!!!” Additionally, Antoni Porowski, the show’s culinary master and Internet crush, also replied to the news on social media. “Couldn’t be happier about this news congrats, boys!!” Porowski wrote.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a 2018 reboot from the original 2003 Bravo series. The show is centered around five gay men who are experts in food, culture, interior design, fashion, and grooming, and their journeys in helping clueless straight men become more cultured. The show has received countless praise from fans and critics, who love the eccentric characters and humorous plot lines. The series creator, David Collins, told Entertainment Weekly that this reboot was for a new audience, noting, “if the original round was about tolerance, this time it is about acceptance.”
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In the reboot, the Fab 5 ditch the original New York City scenery and take on straight guys in red states. “In order to make the emotions bigger, you actually had to see how [the Fab 5] were reacting to being with a cop from the South who was a Trump supporter, [or] ‘hillbilly Tom,’ who refers to himself by saying ‘you can’t fix ugly,’” executive producer Rob Eric explains. “These guys walked away truly loving every single hero that they made over and talked about them for weeks afterward. It affected them just as much as they affected our hero.”
Congrats to AJ and his fiancé!