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Full NameWilco Froneman
First NameWilco
Last NameFroneman
Birth NameWilco
ProfessionRugby Player
NationalitySouth African
Birth CityMpumalanga, Eastern South Africa.
Birth CountryUnited States
Sexual OrientationGay/Queer
Marital StatusSingle
Relation WithJonathan Van Ness
EducationJohannesburg University
Height175 cm
Weight60 kg
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Date of BirthAugust 6,1986
Age33 years

If you've never had an absolute pleasure of watching Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye, you should drop whatever you're doing to watch its both seasons immediately. The show only takes a few seconds into a pilot episode to fall in love with the Fab Five.  

It seems like one of Queer Eye's favorite member has fallen out of love with his ex-boyfriend. You've heard it right; Wilco Froneman and Jonathan Van Ness' split?

Wilco Froneman's Personal Life

Wilco Froneman has recently broken up with Netflix's grooming star on January 2, 2019. They remained in a relationship for a year. One of everyone's Fab Five star, Jonathan Van Ness accused Froneman of cheating him.

YouTube: 'Queer Eye' Jonathan Van Ness & Wilco Froneman Split

In one of KVN's Instagram post, he included a hashtag and said #cheatersneverprosper, but removed it later on. As per Froneman, he was never unfaithful to Jonathan. Froneman says JVN gave him not only the best moments of 2018, but undoubtedly the best moments of his life. 

Wilco Froneman's Current Relationship Status

Wilco Froneman is possibly a single man at present. Previously, Wilco Froneman was in a relationship with Jonathan Van Ness for a few years. His boyfriend was a Netflix's Queer Eye's hairdresser and beauty guru. 

Wilco Froneman Jonathan Van Ness

Among the five-show cast, Van Ness was the only one of the Fab Five who was neither married, engaged or in a close relationship. However, at the 2018 Emmys on 17th September, Jonathan van Ness showed off (rocking a sheer, exposed -leg dress with heels, no less) aside from a man on his arm.

Wilco Froneman splits with Jonathan Van Ness

That mysterious man turned out to be his partner, Wilco Froneman. Since debuting that night, the pair showed no signs of slowing down. Froneman once posted a picture with Van Ness with a caption:

Somehow a boy from Nelspruit, South Africa fell in love with a boy from Quincy, Illinois... I'm so happy that somehow it brought us together. You light up my world B.B. Happy National Boyfriend Day. 

Wilco Froneman is an avid pet lover and calls himself a dog dad. He owns a black bulldog which costs somewhere around $15000 - $4000 approximately. Jonathan Van Ness is acclaimed for having a tender heart, therefore dating a fellow animal lover was possibly a must. 

Well, though the duo had a rocking love life, they are now apart. They split up for infidelity issues!  

Wilco Froneman's Net Worth

Wilco Froneman has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His primary source of income is his career as a rugby player. 

Earnings from Rugby

Speaking of a rugby player's earnings, a newly signed professional will earn £20,000 ($24,000), rising up to £40,000($48,000) with experience. Wilco must also earn in the same range from his rugby career. 

The highest earning academy player with a professional contract earns £20,000, while the average for a premiership player is $70,000. No wonder, Froneman earns a hefty amount! 

His ex boyfriend Jonathan van Ness, in contrast, has a net worth of $2 million.  As a reality star, Jonathan earns $3,000-$7,500 per episode. 

Wilco Froneman's Lifestyle

The South African player spends money on traveling, shiping and exploring varieties of cuisines. He owns a lavish mansion in New York City but hasn't disclosed anything regarding his cars and bikes. 

Wilco Froneman's Career Advancements

Wilco Froneman started his career as a tax risk auditor at Nedbank in Johannesburg in 2009. Soon after that, he served as a transfer pricing assistant manager at Earnest & Young in November 2010 

In the mid-2017, he was transferred to Deloitte's New York branch where he currently works. In he same year, after moving to the New York City, Wilco joined Gotham Rugby Football Club at its Division III Men's club and since then he's never looked back. 

Quick Facts: Wilco Froneman 

  • Froneman was one the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001.
  • Wilco makes a beautiful drag queen.
  • He had a first kiss with a dolphin.
  • Wilco is an avid traveler; he's visited variety of places in Greece, New Orleans and Thailand.
  • He is a graduate of Johannesburg University.
  • The Johannesburg grad holds a South African nationality and belongs to African ethnicity.
  • Froneman was born on August 6, 1986 in New York City.
  • He began his career working as a Transfer Pricing Manager.
  • Wilco Froneman is a native of Mpumalanga, Eastern South Africa.


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Updated On Sun Aug 11 2019 Published On Sun Aug 11 2019 By smriti