But he continued his day like normal, “hanging out with my gang of girls while all the other lads played footy”.
Strictly fans rushed to send John their support especially after he shared a candid Instagram post in May,
John had posted a black and white picture of him and Paul alongside a lengthy caption where he wrote that “relationships are complicated” and not necessarily a “blissful merging of freedoms” but both “joyous and painful”.
He went on to say: “We learn more about ourselves on a daily – if not hourly – basis, and we grow from those lessons.
“After 14 years I’m blessed to have this man in my life, and how we define what we have is ours alone.
“So do enjoy the work we both share publicly, but please respect that we all have a sacred and precious right to privacy.”