NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ARE BACK WITH A TOUR, TV SHOW, AND MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
In 2007, New Kids on the Block secretly reunited, but only one year later they officially reunited with the release of their new album. That same year, NKOTB went on a tour.
2016 was a wonderful year not only for New Kids on the Block as a band, but also for some members individually, according to the Daily Mail. Jonathan Knight took the opportunity to propose to his longtime boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez.
And Rodriguez said “yes”! In his interview with SiriusXM, the New Kids on the Block member revealed that he had popped the question during their vacation in Africa. And most excitedly, their moms witnessed the whole thing!
“We were in Africa, our parents were there – our moms were there – and I just figure this was the time to pop the question and make it official.”
Knight, who has been with New Kids on the Block from the very beginning in the 80s, said he and his longtime love were on the Zambezi River, right above Victoria Falls. The whole thing happened at night, when the four embarked on a nighttime raft dinner out on the river.
As if it wasn’t romantic and memorable enough, it was at the time of the super moon! Saying that it was “absolutely beautiful” and “romantic,” the New Kids on the Block singer also added that hippopotami and crocodiles were in the background.
Just like New Kids on the Block fans had no clue that the boys reunited in 2007, Knight says Rodriguez had “no clue” he was going to propose that night, adding that they have always considered themselves a married couple.
Last summer, Knight changed his name on social media to Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez. Rodriguez, meanwhile, goes under the name Harley Knight-Rodriguez on his social media accounts.