New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight secretly married his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez

Jonathan Knight is married!

The New Kids on the Block singer, 53, revealed on Entertainment Tonight that he and longtime love Harley Rodriguez quietly tied the knot.

When asked about the ring on his finger, Knight said “we did” we got married.

“But everyone assumed we were married, so I never say yes or no because I don’t want to lie,” she added in the interview published Wednesday.

ET added that while the couple is officially engaged, they haven’t celebrated yet due to the pandemic.

“It’s coming,” he teased.

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Singer Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez arrive at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theater Grand Opening Gala Performance of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Emerson Colonial Theater on July 29, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Paul Marotta/Getty Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez

The former teenage heartthrob – who rose to fame in the late ’80s with his bandmates, younger brother Jordan, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood – was first introduced to Rodriguez in 2008.

After getting engaged in 2016, the couple began planning their wedding, aiming to tie the knot in 2021, before delaying the wedding due to concerns about COVID.

“We’re going to get married on the farm this year under a tent and then have the ceremony in our barn,” Knight told PEOPLE of their plans for last year, referring to the sprawling property where he and Rodriguez live in Massachusetts. “We had everything lined up: the catering, the entertainment. We were going to get married by candlelight. And then everything stopped.”

At the time, he said that since they had already waited so long to tie the knot, he and his then-fiancé considered just eloping.

2021 American Music Awards - Arrivals

2021 American Music Awards – Arrivals

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“We’re on the fence if we’re just going to get away,” Knight admitted. “Or, we’ll just wait a few more years and have a really good holiday with our families.”

The singer spent most of the summer touring the country with his bandmates and filming episodes for the second season of HGTV Farmhouse repairmanwhich follows Knight and his partner, interior designer Kristina Crestin, as they restore historic homes in New England.

“I would say this year was definitely a challenge because I basically had to be in both places at the same time,” the star told PEOPLE. “Of all the times New Kids reunited, this was the most dynamic tour schedule for us. There would be days when I’d come off stage at 11 at night, jump on a plane right after the show, fly all night, turn around the day and then get back on a plane and go do the next show.”

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The New Kids 2022 Mixtape Tour, which featured Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley, traveled to more than 50 different cities in the US

Despite the “crazy schedule,” Knight says he’s grateful the experience allowed him to pursue both of his passions: music and home renovation — something he’s been doing since he first broke up NKOTB in 1994.

“At that moment, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this sucks.’ But I look back on it now and I’m proud that I was able to achieve it. I definitely pushed myself, but it was the best time. I’m just lucky to be able to balance both now.”

Its second season Farmhouse repairman premiered Wednesday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and Discovery+.

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