Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s estranged husband Dillon Passage has announced that he is in a new relationship.
The 26-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal he had started dating a man called John and wanted to thanks his new flame for being his “rock”.
Dillon shared a string of pictures of the pair, including one of them smiling at the camera in a swimming pool.
There were also snaps of the pair smiling by the lake, cosying up while lying down and working out at the gym.
He captioned the post: “Everyone, meet John. I’ve planned on keeping my relationship private for personal reasons but lately I’ve been having a hard time dealing with things happening in my life and John has been my rock and helping me get through it all.”
He ended by saying: “In short, this is an appreciation post for this special special man. Thank you for being you.”
And Dillon’s followers were quick to congratulate him on his new found love.
In the comments section of the post, one fan wrote: “Im sure joe understands you are so young and its not fair to give up your life for him. He made his choices. Congrats snd [sic] I hope youll be really happy!”
“This is definitely amazing to see! You deserve to live your life and be happy! Live life to the fullest!,” wrote another.
A third put: “Yesssss finally someone who deserves you…. wish you both all the best and happiness in your life. Enjoy xxx”
It was reported by TMZ in March that Dillon and Joe Exotic had gone their separate ways, but in May Joe said the pair were still together.
He said: “The guy has been through hell and he has stood by my side the entire time and we were talking about a divorce a few weeks ago so he could move on and we talked about it some more and we decided to stay married.”
While saying he would “respect” Dillon’s decision if he wanted to move on, he added: “He has told me time and time again … if I make it out of here alive, I still have a home to come to.”
The pair, who became famous following the hit Netflix documentary series called Tiger King, married in 2017.
Joe, 58, is currently serving 22 years in prison for the murder-for-hire plot of Carole Baskin as well as animal abuse charges.
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