DWTS alum marries longtime boyfriend


Congratulations are due for a Dancing With the Stars grad and his longtime friend. Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan, who have been together for five years, tied the knot on March 19 in Mexico.

Here’s what you need to know about the big day, including the fact that they helped design their special wedding bands.

Jonathan & Jaymes wanted to throw a wedding for their “entire community”.

The Dancing With the Stars season 19 graduate and boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan, who placed second on The Amazing Race season 21, got married at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico in front of about 100 family and friends People that they wanted to “start a new family” with their small destination wedding.

“If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ family, not everything in the wedding space is for you. The whole purpose of our marriage is to come together and bring the two of us together, bring our families together and start a new family,” Jaymes said.

Jonathan added, “And as we went through that process, we realized that our wedding is also about more than just us. It’s about the whole community.”

According to People, YouTube personality Brian Tyler Cohen officiated at the wedding, each groom wrote their own vows, and they met at the altar while a song Jaymes wrote for Jonathan was played. Celebrity guests included actors Sharon Lawrence and Danica McKellar, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Jackie Cox hosting the reception.

The couple also wear diamond-encrusted wedding bands, which they helped design Kay Jeweler entitled Our Ring by Jaymes & Jonathan Men’s Diamond Wedding Band.

The two men designed the ring for their engagement and made it so they would flip the rings when they actually tied the knot.

The description explains:

Jaymes and Jonathan aim to create a new and meaningful tradition for the LGBTQ+ community. The classic band features round cut diamonds adorning the profile of one side of the ring. When a couple gets engaged, the diamonds face outward for the world to see. Once they’ve tied the knot, the couple flip their ties over so the diamonds sparkle towards them. This ring was designed for and by the LGBTQIA+ community.

“The diamonds then face us because my world is exponentially more beautiful now that you’re in it forever,” Jaymes said on the Kay website.

“It really was a dream wedding! We had to keep stopping and reminding ourselves that we weren’t on a movie set, but that 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 so perfect,” Bennett told People.

The wedding party consisted of men and women on both sides, all simply referred to as the “best” of the couple.

“We knew from the start that our wedding reception should be gender neutral and just called everyone our ‘best,'” Jonathan revealed on Instagram.

Their famous friends are so happy for Jonathan & Jaymes

On Jonathan’s Instagram post Announcing the wedding, the couple’s reality TV family was quick to offer congratulations and congratulations.

“Ahhhhhh HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FAVORITE COUPLE,” wrote actress Cassie Scerbo, ex of Dancing With the Stars pro Gleb Savchenko.

Dancing With the Stars alumni Lance Bass, Marissa Jaret Winokur, McKellar, Janel Parrish and Carson Kressley all left messages, with Carson writing, “So happy for you both!!!!”

Journalist Katie Couric and actors Rachel Boston, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Taylor Lautner, Chrissy Metz, Ryan McPartlin, Lawrence and Robbie Amell also shared the couple’s good news.

On one second post, Jonathan wrote: “We strongly recommend standing next to the person you love and declaring that love loud and bold, in front of your chosen family and as uncompromisingly emotional as you like. Because it’s the greatest honor and most magical moment you’ll ever have.”

Dancing With the Stars has not yet been renewed for season 31. If extended, it will return in September 2022.

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