Who is Kevin Harrington? 'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski engaged to brand strategist after 3 years of dating
Over the past ten years, Kevin has worked as an independent creative strategy director with several companies to improve, clarify, and develop their brands
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: 'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski and his three-year boyfriend Kevin Harrington will soon get married as the two announced their engagement on Instagram on November 17, 2022. The reality star and his boyfriend were first linked in late 2019.
Porowski and Harrington announced their engagement on Instagram on Thursday. "I really hope the wedding photos are less blurry," the 'Easy-Bake Battle' host captioned the couple's hazy snapshot. His fiance posted a photo carousel that contained their 2019 Blockbuster zombies Halloween outfit. He captioned the photo, "Officially together until we look like the last pic #engaged."
Who is Kevin Harrington?
Harrington works as an independent creative strategy director. "I've spent the last 10 years helping a variety of different companies advertise, define, and evolve their brands," he explained on his website. "From sneakers to snack food, animal shelters to alcoholic seltzers — I've worked on it all, and have loved every minute of it," he continued. Kevin has recently worked on further entertainment strategy initiatives with Peacock and NBC, including the shows, 'Love Island USA' and 'A Friend of the Family'. He's previously worked on ads for Lucky Charms, Reese's, and Adidas.
Kevin clearly enjoys traveling, as seen by his Instagram feed. He has highlights on Instagram from Dubai, India, Thailand, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, and other places. It appears that he and Antoni have a penchant for travel. They've taken several trips together throughout their relationship. The pair trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for four days in May 2022.
Kevin and Antoni initially got involved in the fall of 2019. They went to Heidi Klum's Halloween party that year dressed as Blockbuster-themed zombies. Antoni subsequently stated that the couple began dating in July. "Here's to three years of asking our friends to take way too many pics like these," Antoni posted on Instagram in anticipation of their third anniversary on July 20, 2022.
Kevin and Antoni's relationship grew after less than a year together amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When Antoni was filming 'Queer Eye' in Austin, Texas in March 2020, Kevin flew down from New York City to visit him. The couple had only intended to spend four days together before the lockdown happened. "It came to a shutdown in New York — there was no toilet paper — and we decided to stay in Austin and fostered a dog," Antoni told PEOPLE in 2022. "We went from being in a relationship and each having our own apartments and not having a dog, to living in the same place with a dog."
The reality TV personality went on to say, "It escalated quickly. But I don't have any complaints, which is kind of nice. When something is stable and really good — and you communicate a lot, and you check in with each other and with your own therapist about it — I feel like that's kind of the key."
The couple began fostering a rescue puppy named Neon in March 2020. Antoni reminisced on their path to becoming pet parents a year later. On Instagram, he said, "It doesn't matter that the reason we went to [Austin Pets Alive!] a year ago we had every intention of fostering the cute fluffy husky we saw online. The important part is that we left with neon. happy 4th birthday you weird monster."
Kevin has gotten close to Antoni's A-list entourage, which includes Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift. Kevin's Instagram is filled with photos of him with celebrities, and according to one Instagram, he even shared Swift's legendary Christmas tree attire during her 30th birthday party. "Minutes/4 vodka sodas later, I was in the green tree dress #happybtay," he captioned one of the photos.
Many of Antoni's 'Queer Eye' co-stars congratulated the pair immediately. "So damn happy for you two! You both got a good one!!! 😭😭😭😭," Bobby Berk said. Tan France and Jonathon Van Ness have even offered to assist with the impending wedding. "I volunteer as wedding selfie-photographer," Tan wrote, while Jonathan announced that he is "already sourcing my flower girl looks!!!"