Jonathan Bennett: TV Star & LGBT Icon – From Mean Girls to Dancing with the Stars, his career and advocacy inspire.
Discover the life of Jonathan Bennett, the TV star and LGBT icon. From All My Children to Dancing with the Stars, he’s made his mark in Hollywood.
Jonathan Bennett: TV Star and LGBT Icon
Jonathan Bennett is an American actor who’s been in more movies and TV shows than you can shake a stick at. He’s also a reality TV veteran, having appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother. But let’s start at the beginning. Jonathan’s big break came when he played Adam “JR” Chandler Jr. on the soap opera All My Children. From there, he went on to star in Law & Order: Special Victims, Boston Public, Veronica Mars, and Smallville. But perhaps his most iconic role was as Aaron Samuels in the teen comedy classic Mean Girls. He was so good in that movie that he got nominated for two Teen Choice Awards. Not too shabby, right?
But Jonathan’s not just a talented actor. He’s also an LGBT icon, having come out as gay in 2017. Since then, he’s been an outspoken advocate for the community and a role model for young people everywhere. And did we mention he’s also a Hallmark Christmas movie star? That’s right, he’s appeared in not one, but two Hallmark Christmas movies: The Christmas House and The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls. Is there anything this guy can’t do? We don’t think so. Keep slaying, Jonathan!
Is Jonathan Bennett single or married?
Jonathan Bennett is married to Jaymes Vaughan who is also an actor.
See them on the cover of The Knot on Twitter!
Straight out of a movie. From love (basically) at first sight, to a proposal with a custom love song, Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan are planning their wedding—and you most definitely can sit with them. pic.twitter.com/NqmNGidyLB
— The Knot (@theknot) April 20, 2021
Jaymes proposed to Jonathan with a song in 2020, and they got married in Mexico. The wedding took place at Unico Resort. The pair composed their own vows and shared rings by Kay Jewelers. Their friends Jackie Cox and Bryan Tyler Cohen attended.
According to Out Magazine Jonathan said: “It was honestly a dream wedding!
“We kept having to stop and remind ourselves that we weren’t on a movie set, but this was actually our real life. If you had told me this was one of my Hallmark movie sets, I would have believed it, It was that perfect.”
Jonathan and Jaymes’s first dance song was Our Song, a song that Jaymes had written and produced for Jonathan.
The wedding party, including both grooms, all wore black tuxedos from Express. Afterwards, everyone changed into Robert Stanley Bespoke tuxedos in white.
In the evening all 100 guests were treated to a fireworks display, including professional dancers who performed some brilliant choreography. The Greatest Showman soundtrack was played during the performance.
How did Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes meet?
Jonathan and Jaymes met during the promotion of Jonathan’s show Halloween Wars. While they were set together Jonathan asked for James’s phone number.
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What Hallmark Christmas movies were Jonathan Bennett in?
Jonathan Bennett was in the Hallmark Christmas movie, Christmas Made to Order, The Christmas House and its sequel, The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls.
Here is Jonathan talking about Christmas Made to Order!
How old is Jonathan Bennett?
Born on June 10th 1981, Jonathan Bennett is 41 years old.
How many kids does Jonathan Bennett have?
Jonathan Bennett does not have any children. However, they told OK!:
“Kids are definitely a possibility
“But if it’s a matter of to say when, we couldn’t right now because we have been advised by all of our friends to just enjoy these moments because they’re fleeting”
Jaymes said he wouldn’t mind “a little Jonathan running around”.
They also have a cockapoo called Brad.
What is Jonathan Bennett’s estimated net worth?
Jonathan Bennett’s estimated net worth is around $1 million.
See Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughn’s Palm Springs home below. Jaymes designed the interior of their 1970s style home.