Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock got married with their families watching via FaceTime. (Instagram/ MarkLondon)
Jonathan Van Ness married his husband Mark Peacock at the end of 2020, in a quiet, socially distanced wedding.
Van Ness revealed the happy news in an Instagram post on 31 December and said that he had married his “best friend”.
He later added on Twitter: “Surprise! We got married in the backyard of a house we rented over the summer with a socially distanced judge and a photographer. Our parents watched over FaceTime.
“Love my Mark and we’re so happy to share this news.”
But who is Jonathan Van Ness’ husband? Here are five things you need to know about Mark Peacock.
1. Jonathan Van Ness’ husband is an Essex boy.
Mark Peacock, 35, is originally from the UK and was born in Brentwood, Essex. He attended Writtle University in Chelmsford, and later the University of Essex.
2. And he’s a cover star.
Peacock formerly worked for the magazine Men’s Health UK, and was even on the cover. He’s also modelled for Red Hot 100.
He now works at a creative event production agency, which has offices both in the US and the UK.
— Mark Peacock (@Mark_MensHealth) December 18, 2015
3. Mark Peacock and Jonathan Van Ness met in London.
Jonathan Van Ness met his British beau Mark Peacock in October, 2019, in London, while he was in the UK for his comedy tour.
In an Instagram post, Van Ness explained: “We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on comedy tour.”
4. Things got seriously very quickly.
In November, Van Ness was heading on a mini-break with his family, and wanted to ask Peacock to come with them.
He said: “It a bit intense to ask Mark to come after a couple weeks worth’s 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.”
5. JVN and his new husband began married life during the coronavirus pandemic.
Following their socially distanced wedding, Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock have also started their married life during the coronavirus pandemic, which means a lot of quality time.
The pair adopted a dog, Pablo, together and have been enjoying fancy dress Zoom quizzes with friends, as well as growing their own food in their garden.