“Queer Eye” Star Karamo Brown Splits From Partner of 10 Years

The couple got engaged in 2018.

More like Queer Eye for the Single Guy.

Karamo Brown swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to dish about what he’s been up to since Queer Eye filming was delayed due to COVID-19. While chatting with guest host (and Ellen’s resident DJ) Stephen ’tWitch’ Boss, Brown revealed that he has split from his fiancé, Ian Jordan.

The pair had been together for 10 years. They got engaged in 2018 after Brown planned a surprise proposal party with his family, friends, and Queer Eye co-stars.

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“It was postponed because of the pandemic, but now it’s actually postponed officially,” Brown told Boss. “Because my fiancé and I, we were together for 10 years, and we broke up about three and a half months ago.”

The Fab Five member explained how he and Jordan tried virtual counseling, but at the end of the day, they decided to part ways.

“We were distracted by so much—with the kids, and our careers—that during that time,” he said. “I had to really say, how is our communication? How are other parts of our lives? Are we growing in the same place?”

“We’re not 20 anymore, so it wasn’t just, ’Oh, I’m not going to text you anymore’—it was like, we have a family and a home,” he continued. “How do we separate this? And it was hard. We went to virtual counseling, we did a lot of things. But eventually I was like, this is a moment where I need to decide, is my happiness important? And once I made that decision, I said, you know, we are going to have to break up.”

Brown said “luckily” there was no cheating, so the two remain “good friends.” He then turned to the audience and joked, “So if y’all have any friends…” before adding, “I’m not ready to move on that quick, man. I’m not ready.”

Okay, 2020—we’re ready for some good news now. Watch Brown’s full interview in the video below.

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