New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight Is Engaged to Harley Rodriguez!

It's been a long time coming.

Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
Photo: Jonathan Knight via Instagram

After eight years of dating, NKOTB's Jonathan Knight proposed to longtime boyfriend Harley Rodriguez! The singer shared the proposal story while on The Jenny McCarthy Show on Sirius XM.

Though they had "always considered themselves a married couple," Knight wanted to make things official. Interestingly, Knight wasn't sure who would be the one to pop the question. "That's the funny thing, with two guys it's always hard," he said. "Like who proposes? Who asks? And I think that was our problem. I've been waiting for him to ask, he's probably been waiting for me to ask."

The two had been planning a vacation to Africa with their moms when Knight decided it would be the perfect time to propose. Three weeks before the trip, Knight went out and bought rings.

"We were on the Zambezi River-it's right above Victoria Falls," Knight said. "We took a nighttime raft dinner, just the four of us out on the river, there was like a hippopotamus in the background. It was a super moon. It was just absolutely beautiful, it was so romantic. And I just said now is the time to do it." Knight said he didn't get down on one knee since they aren't "that type of couple."

Rodriguez was shocked, but said yes. The couple first met in 2008 and appeared on a season of The Amazing Race together. Even before the proposal, Knight changed his name to "Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez" on social media, and Rodriguez did the same.

Congrats to the couple on their engagement!

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