Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, made historical past on the 2018 Winter Video games— but it surely has nothing to do with sports activities. Earlier than Kenworthy headed down the slopes on Saturday, February 17, he shared a kiss together with his actor love of greater than two years. The lip-lock was captured by NBC cameras in PyeongChang, South Korea, making it the primary same-sex kiss proven in the course of the Olympics.
“That was like a superb morning kiss. I hadn’t seen him because the night time earlier than,” Wilkas tells Us Weekly. “We didn’t know we had been being filmed.” The 39-year-old added that as a result of he and Kenworthy reside in progressive cities like New York and Los Angeles, they had been stunned by how a lot consideration it obtained.
“We weren’t conscious of how uncommon the act was!” he admits. “And I believe we each simply hope that two guys kissing on the Olympics received’t be an enormous information merchandise sooner or later. However we’re so thrilled to be part of a motion towards that.”
Kenworthy, 26, shared an identical sentiment on Wednesday. “It’s humorous to be listening to folks say, ‘The kiss that’s been round around the globe,’ as a result of within the second, it was so informal. It’s simply, like, ‘Alright, want me luck. Kiss.’ After which exit for my run,” the medalist informed Us. “It’s simply one thing I do earlier than each competitors that Matt is there for. Then I completed the occasion and all of the reporters stored asking me in regards to the kiss and the way impactful it was and I didn’t even actually give it some thought. I didn’t even know the cameras had been rolling on the time that it occurred. However I’m actually glad they had been there.”
The downhill racer publicly got here out in an interview with ESPN in October 2015, and a month later, he and Wilkas started courting after assembly on Instagram.
“We’re nice. We work by way of all of our points, we discuss, we’ve got wonderful communication. However it’s additionally like . . . It’s up and down,” Kenworthy informed Us earlier this month. “I spend a lot of my time on the street and touring. We’ll go eight weeks with out seeing one another.”
With reporting by Joe Drake
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