Between Gus Kenworthy giving his boyfriend a smooch on-air at the Winter Olympics, and Adam Rippon trolling Mike Pence pre- and post- triple lutz, the present is one giant jazz hands spectacle of gay…but it doesn’t stop there! Russell “I’m So Glad I Ain’t Fem” Tovey (from Looking, Quantico and Being Human) has hopped in on the action and announced he and his boyfriend are making their masc4masc love legal.
The Daily Mail says Russell recently got engaged to boyfriend Steve Brockman. Russell told them the proposal was “completely unexpected,” but he’s jazzed and looking forward to a proper bash when back in London. Steve is a former rugby player with the Kings Cross Steelers, and, yes, he looks like he knows how to play with eggs (teehee). Steve’s team was apparently the first gay-inclusive rugby team when it was founded in 1995. Today, he’s a fitness coach living stateside to be with Russell.
Sources said the two were getting pretty serious last year. It is believed they started dating in 2016 when Russell said he was in the early days of a relationship with someone “inside the industry.” Erm, I guess the industry of putting daddy-esque posts on Instagram?
Russell came out at 18 but didn’t take on gay roles until he was 30, which he says “made his career.”
Russell seems to be getting more comfortable with himself, but I really hope he doesn’t get too comfortable. He mainly just posts about life with his French bulldog on Instagram…if the dog gets swapped for photos of him and Steve at brunch, I’m reporting it to Instagram on account of insufferability.