Karamo Brown aka the culture expert in Netflix's Queer Eye had quite the fascinating life story! The 41-year-old Houston native, who is very often spotted at red carpet events alongside his co-stars Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Antoni Porowski, actually started his on-screen career when he was cast in the 2004 MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia. 

More than 10 years ago Karamo was notified he was the father of a 10-year-old named Jason, from a previous relationship with an ex-girlfriend before coming out as gay. "My last girlfriend in high school became pregnant with my child but did not tell me," he explained. But he's not only a remarkable father. Did you know he had been in a relationship for many years? Meet his ex-fiancé Ian Jordan here... 

Ian Jordan and Karamo Brown at the Save the Children's "Centennial Celebration: Once In A Lifetime" in Beverly Hills, California, 2019

This is how Queer Eye star Karamo Brown met his fiancé Ian Jordan

The Queer Eye star met his longtime partner director Ian Jordan outside a West Hollywood Club over ten years ago and "it was love at first sight." After chatting for a couple of minutes, Karamo invited Ian to his birthday party - when he got home, he even told his family he had found the one. "I went home and told my whole family I met the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with, and that they’d meet him tomorrow,” said Brown during an interview for Martha Stewart Weddings.

Unfortunately, Jordan didn't attend the party because he thought Brown was not single. Nevertheless, they moved on and eventually began dating. At some point, Karamo learned his ex-boyfriend was planning a proposal and decided to surprise him instead with one of his own. Karamo proposed during Ian's surprise birthday party. The answer was, of course, yes!

Ian Jordan and Karamo Brown at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California

Karamo and Ian split in 2020

The Queer Eye star, who reportedly turned into a "groom-zilla," had been planning his wedding since he was eight. Unfortunately, the pair called it quits in 2020 and as of now, Karamo still appears to be single. We wish them both, all the best!

Five quick facts about Karamo Brown's ex-fiancé Ian Jordan

  • Ian Lamont Jordan was born on May 8, 1971
  • His hometown is Westbrook, Maine
  • He has two sisters named Beth and Susan
  • He is a successful director best known for his work on Instant Mom, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Spongebob Squarepants
  • He graduated from Westbrook High School