Matt Wilkas & Gus Kenworthy (image via Instagram)
PEOPLE Magazine reports that out Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and longtime boyfriend, actor Matt Wilkas, have “decided to take a break in their relationship.”
“Gus and Matt are taking time apart,” a spokesperson for the couple told PEOPLE. “They love and support each other and remain close friends.”
The couple met via Instagram when Kenworthy reportedly messaged Wilkas in November 2015.
Kenworthy told PEOPLE that some folks found the Insta approach unusual.
“It sounds bizarre, because I’ve said it to people and they were like, ‘I didn’t know people did that,’ ” Kenworthy shared after competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
The two exchanged messages, then exchanged phone numbers and met for a coffee date in New York City. They’ve been dating ever since.
The couple was famously captured kissing at the bottom of a ski slope at the Winter Games after a successful run by Kenworthy.
The last social media post to feature the duo was on June 8 as the couple took part in the AIDS/LifeCycle annual fundraising event.
Kenworthy’s latest Instagram post shared his excitement in joining the cast of the upcoming American Horror Story: 1984.
And Wilkas has been spending time in Provincetown, MA.