Connor Jessup and Miles Heizer go Instagram official with Valentine’s Day post
17 February 2020, 14:36
Locke & Key's Connor Jessup wished 13 Reasons Why's Miles Heizer a Happy Valentine's Day on Instagram.
Connor Jessup and Miles Heizer are two of Netflix's most promising young stars. Connor is currently wowing audiences with his performance as Tyler in the supernatural drama Locke & Key. He also starred in two seasons of American Crime on ABC. Meanwhile, Miles is best known for playing Alex in 13 Reasons Why. He also played the role of Cal in Love, Simon the film.
Fans of Connor and Miles will already know that they are close but they hadn't publicly revealed they were dating until now.
Taking to Instagram over the weekend (Feb 15), Connor dedicated a Valentine's Day post to Miles. He posted a cute selfie of him and Miles cuddling with the caption: "I’m late but I love you, you’re good, you make me better, happy v+1 day".
No. I'm not crying. You are. If that weren't enough Miles also commented on the photo with a green heart and a crying emoji.
Connor and Miles' co-stars also commented underneath the Instagram post. Tommy Dorfman from 13 Reasons Why posted crying emojis and Darby Stanchfield from Locke & Key wrote: "beautiful people". Connor recently attended the Locke & Key premiere with Miles and they regularly appear on each other's Instagram pages.
Connor publicly came out as gay last year. Via Instagram, the actor wrote: "I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years. I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller.... My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame."
Connor then added: "I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years. It’s ongoing."
He ended the post writing: "To all the queers, deviants, misfits, and lovers in my life: I love you. I love you. Happy Pride!"
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I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years. I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller.... My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame. I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years. It’s ongoing. I’m saying this now because I have conspicuously not said it before. I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly. I’ve played that tedious game. Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance, as if they were separate from me. These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural. Discretion was default, and it seemed benign. It would be presumptuous to assume anyone would care, yeah? And anyway, why should I have to say anything? What right do strangers have to the intimate details of my life? These and other background whispers––new, softer forms of the same voices from when I was thirteen, fourteen, fifteen.... Shame can come heavy and loud, but it can come quiet too; it can take cover behind comfort and convenience. But it’s always violent. For me, this discretion has become airless. I don’t want to censor––consciously or not––the ways I talk, sit, laugh, or dress, the stories I tell, the jokes I make, my points of reference and connection. I don’t want to be complicit, even peripherally, in the idea that being gay is a problem to be solved or hushed. I’m grateful to be gay. Queerness is a solution. It’s a promise against cliche and solipsism and blandness; it’s a tilted head and an open window. I value more everyday the people, movies, books, and music that open me to it. If you’re gay, bi, trans, two-spirit or questioning, if you’re confused, if you’re in pain or you feel you’re alone, if you aren’t or you don’t: You make the world more surprising and bearable. To all the queers, deviants, misfits, and lovers in my life: I love you. I love you. Happy Pride!