Brent Corrigan Announces Split From JJ Knight: “JJ Has Chosen To Make A New Life For Himself”

Posted March 18, 2018 by with 104 comments

DYk-XmVVAAEKyglGay porn superstars and long-term boyfriends Brent Corrigan and JJ Knight have decided to go their separate ways, as announced by Corrigan on Twitter today. In the tweet, Corrigan told fans that he and Knight—who have been together since 2016—are “no longer taking on the world together”:

bcjjAs Knight revealed to Str8UpGayPorn last year, he and Corrigan met in 2014 while Knight was working at an Abercrombie store in Beijing, China and Corrigan was in the city making a club appearance. Throughout their relationship, the couple appeared in multiple films together—including Falcon’s About Last Night and NakedSword’s MXXX: The Hardest Ride—and recently started working on the launch of their own studio, BC Homestead. Corrigan has told fans that his studio is moving forward, with Knight’s involvement not yet determined at this time.

rmgkpUFh.jpg_largeJJ Knight and Brent Corrigan became engaged in 2017, with Knight telling fans, “It’s true we don’t have it as easy as ordinary couples, but I can promise you that this is no ordinary love! He is the man of my dreams, and I am proud to call him my fiancé!” Given the amicable tone of Corrigan’s tweet announcing the break up today, it appears that, hopefully, the two will remain friends.

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    You know, if you don’t make your relationship super public and “a brand” you don’t need to do big declarations when you fight and break up.

    • FrenchBug

      I don’t mind the breakup announcement, ridiculously melodramatic as most of Corrigan’s writing it might be.
      But asking for privacy? Dude, please.

      • Devin

        Exactly. They went out of their way to make their relationship public. I find it funny that now Brent is asking for privacy. After all of their grand declarations and cam shows on Chaturbate. Let’s not even talk about the Valentine’s Day YouTube music video that they made just a month ago. They had to have been having serious problems at the time
        they made that video…but their focus was to get that video out to the public, so that they could be the talk and the envy. If they would have focused more on their relationship, instead of how to monetize it they might still be together. This is what happens all too often with relationships in general. People focus on a lot of bullshit, instead of putting in the work it takes to have a healthy and successful relationship.

        • Ninja0980

          Sans Colby and Mickey, the porn couples (and that can be counted on one hand) that have survived over the years are the ones who focus on their relationship first, worry how to market it second as you said.

        • Nordschleife

          Exactly it’s like one of those memes on Facebook. You put all that shit in our face when together don’t get all private now. We’re invested now.

    • Devon Rodriguez

      It is NOT about making your relationship public but RATHER having the skills to deal with a ‘public life”…the reality is neither one of them of the latter…and whatever happens in their outside lives creeps in (both literally and figuratively) into their real lives…

    • Devin

      Exactly. They went out of their
      way to make their relationship public. I find it funny that now Brent is asking for privacy. After all of their grand declarations and cam shows on Chaturbate. Let’s
      not even talk about the Valentine’s Day YouTube music video that they made
      just a month ago. They had to have been having serious
      problems at the time they made that video…but their focus was to get
      that video out to the public, so that they could be the talk and the
      envy. If they would have focused more on their relationship they might
      still be together. This is what happens all too often with
      relationships in general. People focus on a lot of bullshit, instead of
      putting in the work it takes to have a healthy and successful

    • Ninja0980

      The minute you make your relationship a brand, the minute you are dooming it to failure.

      • James Johnson III

        I hope Pierre Fitch and Ethan Chase are listening…

        • Ninja0980

          I give them a year or two tops.

          • James Johnson III

            Though I am glad those two gave us Pierre’s bareback debut for Bromo. Even if they split up, us fans will always have that to look back on.

          • Ninja0980

            Just like folks can still enjoy scenes from Vance Winter & Turk Mason and Vinny and Mauricio and other porn couples over the years.

  • jimboivyo

    Finally, JJ’s life can shine bright, now that he’s chosen to make a new life for himself.

    • Neil

      Yeah, his choice of words seems the epitome of femme passive-aggressive. JJ, take that big dick and ruuuun, Ethel, ruuuuuuuuuunnnn!!!

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • Ninja0980

      I just can’t feel sorry for him at this point.

  • Benjam

    I like Brent. He and the other Bent are my favs. Wishing him the best through this heartbreaking time.

    • Baradude

      Him and Brent Everett should give it a shot seeing that they had chemistry. Plus Everett is newly single

  • Ceecee

    I like both of them, so even though the announcement/drama of it is a bit extra, I’ll save my nasty comment energy for the insane racists of the gay porn world.

  • KingBeaArthur
  • sxg

    “He has chosen to make a new life for himself” is another way of saying “JJ got sick of my shit.”

    Joking aside, it’s refreshing to see a breakup that isn’t getting messy on social media, but I may be speaking prematurely. It’s still pretty early to tell how this will turn.

    • Xzamilloh

      All it’s gonna take is a few kamikazes at an appearance, a couple of leading questions, and an internet sleuth with a quick trigger finger ready to video record and Tweet.

  • B.C.

    Is this their second or third public break up? Oh well, wish them all the best in future business and pleasure endeavours.

  • TheThom

    Bo and Hope broke up how many times and ended up back together?! Even through all the Princess Gina stuff and the Bo being brainwashed by Stefano.

    Basically, what I’m saying is there’s hope. No pun intended.

    … Of course, Bo died. But so did Hope a few times. Anyway.

    • Scrapple
    • RaJ

      My interest in Salem died with Stefano.

      • TheThom

        Which time?

        • Xzamilloh

          This time around, when the actor playing him died in real life. Kinda hard to keep that going when the key player isn’t there to make new scenes

          • spartan546

            He could come back and claim to have ha plastic surgery – as if that has never happened on a soap before!

          • Xzamilloh

            I wouldn’t… out of respect for Joseph Mascolo. There are some characters that there can only be one. Like how Chandler Massey (Will Horton) came to embody that character to the point where when he left and was replaced by Guy Wilson, no one warmed to it, and eventually he came back when Will was brought back from the dead

          • RaJ

            True. I thought they were going to try that with Stefan O.

          • Yeah Stefano can’t be recast but EJ can.

      • Lazycrockett

        Well they really had no choice.

      • It’s getting good with the new writer.

    • James Johnson III

      Hope was buried alive by Vivian and they *still* found their way back to each other!

      • FrenchBug

        No, no, no. Carly was the one who was buried alive by Vivian, not Hope.

        • TheThom

          Best storyline ever

          • FrenchBug

            And, for the sake of tying this up to the porn focus of this blog, I will never forget or forgive the fact Kristian Alfonso got Jeff Griggs (who had been hired as a potential love interest for Hope) fired after finding out he had done gay porn in the 80s.

          • James Johnson III

            Still my favorite after all of these years (followed closely by Marlena being possessed by the Devil around Christmas time)

          • Zachary Sire

            My fave and I think one of the best soap storylines ever was the entire Kristen/Susan/John/Marlena story, with Kristen finally being exposed at the Elvis-themed wedding of Susan/John. That storyline went on for YEARS and was epic throughout, involving everyone (Laura’s brain-zapping thing, Peter, Vivian, Ivan, etc.)

          • James Johnson III

            Gods I remember that!

          • Galaxy_Scribe

            Don’t forget Sister Mary Moira!

          • Stuart

            I always remember Kristen watching John & Susan on the monitor in the secret room saying “how can John not know it isn’t me” and Marlena turns to her and says “maybe your love making is unimpressive” ?. One of her best zingers ever.

          • Hari Kalyan

            what about Marlena’s devil possession though?? Iconic!

          • Marlena possessed gets my vote for best storyline.

        • James Johnson III

          You’re right! I’m sorry I made that mistake

        • RaJ

          Maggie was too!

          • FrenchBug

            More recently. but James was referring to the iconic first storyline.

    • Stuart

      Brent and JJ could only dream to have as many break-ups and reunions as Bo and Hope.

      As an aside I want Princess Gina back, she’d be a good police commissioner.

    • This thread is giving me all the things.

    • S .

      Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Gays of Our Lives.

    • Love the Day’s of Our Lives analogy.

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone else surprised it took this long for them to break up?

    • Xzamilloh

      Which time?

  • elyp

    …definitely don’t want/mean to jinx this, but hoping they are still friends if they don’t end up together again.


    another one

  • Daniel Adam Hayes

    I mean, is anybody actually surprised?

  • Scrapple

    Again I ask, who gets the GoFundMe furniture?

    Jokes aside, it’s cool they made this decision now, before the site gets up and stress levels increase. I’m sure Falcon is already putting together some sort of Lover’s Lane compilation movie for next February.

    • James Johnson III

      Nah, NakedSword is making that with the “Loving Brent” cutting room floor footage

      • Scrapple

        Directed by James Franco.

        • James Johnson III

          With James starring as JJ Knight

          • Scrapple

            For “artistic purposes only.” And casting couch purposes.

        • Xzamilloh

          Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

          • Scrapple

            Which is also the name of his upcoming biopic dealing with his alleged indiscretions. Push: The James Franco Story.

  • Eric

    So what…

    • The gay green lartern

      Exactly….!!! Who the f#$% cares!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christian

    If this formidable powercouple can’t make it, what hope do the rest of us plebs have?! This has totally shaken my faith in true love and left me a disillusioned mess! How will I ever recover, guys?!

    • Nordschleife

      I always think the same thing. Whoever “officiates” these power couples must look down on us plebs and think we just die at these #relationshipgoals. I guess we need a support group now. Lol.

  • RaJ
  • Zealot

    I’m probably going to take a bit of a different tack here. I appreciate the level of scrutiny their lives must have had to endure as a couple. I know much of this was invited in– not only by their chosen professions, but by their presences on social media. I recognize also that in their chosen professions, a presence is helpful if not expected on social media. I have decided not to celebrate or deride any further same-gender relationship failures, as I believe it feeds into what is believed of this community by those not part of it. Part of that stereotype is that we are unable and/or unwilling to form long-lasting personal relationships unless they center on sex.

    I don’t for one minute agree with that. In fact, I’d put forth that our relationships are stronger because we don’t have years of culture and societal support in being allowed to freely exhibit our affection for those we’re drawn to, even as chaste as holding hands with a boy we had a crush on in grade school, or take a date of our same gender to a school dance. I know access to one another is much more accepted now than when I was young…and thank God for that. But how we meet, socialize and determine those things in another of our gender whom we fit with well enough to make a relationship work is nowhere as “normalized” in society as it is for heterosexuals.

    So, without being windier about this than I planned…I’m sorry for them. I’m sorry it didn’t work out. I know that no matter what formed the basis of their relationship, it had to have hurt when they decided it wasn’t going to work out. I think it’s brave of them to admit that this relationship wasn’t right for one or both of them, and I hope they both land on their feet. I hope they have support of friends and family while they get through this. And I hope someday we as a community can feel these things as a loss for us all. I hope this doesn’t defeat the spirit of any couple in our community who want to form a loving relationship and try against all that stands against it to make it work. That they can know that we are as capable and deserving of love as anyone.

  • Pat

    How many times both of them will split and return together? And what they are gonna do with their “studio”?
    Well, being a powercouple in porn industry is something that hard to make it out since you have a chance to have sex with a new face anytime as a part of job.

  • JP
  • Devin

    Considerate of our privacy? This must be a joke

    • wincrasher

      Well, unless you’re providing cash, that is…

  • Javier Smith

    I’m still not over Sonny and Cher and now this. :(

  • Eric from Sweden

    Well, I hope they enjoyed the time they had together. It sure seemed like it. :)

  • Paul J

    Don’t mix business with pleasure.

  • n24rc

    Okay. We get it. JJ is straight and was using this to build a fanbase. Can we move on? 😀

  • Cosmic

    truly shocking…

  • sfjohn

    old news…..try again

  • peter casella

    im not surprised — brent deserves better —- always thought jj was a bit shifty

  • RetiredCowboy

    Didn’t they break up months ago – wasn’t there some sort of Twitter-verse meltdown? I can’t keep up with the Real Housewives of Gay Porn.

    • Baradude

      Like 2 or 3 days before Christmas I think. I was surprised when I seen them at the GayVN awards like a month ago. Well big dick and hot Bodies can’t solve every problem

  • YandyDandy

    Isn’t this de ja vu? Did they not break up last year as well? I love the “please respect our privacy” bullshit. You have a public relationship and the publicly announce you are engaged and then announce to the world you are splitting up, but want privacy. TWATS

    • Baradude

      They broke up around Christmas and had a big Twitter meltdown. It was a strange time?

  • Hari Kalyan
  • Baradude
  • There was always a “too cute/too perfect” thing about them, but I agree with Zealot, it’s a shame it couldn’t work out. As much as anything, I think a lot of the reaction is that residual love/hate thing many have with Brent generally, and I’m on the side of still rooting for him, after all that’s happened in his life. Love isn’t easy, relationships aren’t easy, and not to be a bitter old gal, but maturity and stability is hard to come by with a gay man in his twenties (even if I didn’t believe that then, either). As for relationships in or out of or around porn… eh. I’m not someone who looks for love and romance in adult films, and in the end, I don’t think porn or publicity broke Brent and JJ. Whatever it is, I hope they find what they’re looking for, as I would for anyone.

  • John

    I just wish that more of their scenes were bareback. JJ is so hot.

  • Marcus Collack

    Okay, so…
    P.S.”… met in 2014 while Knight was working at an Abercrombie store in Beijing, China” – Once again stroke game on 10.

    • Baradude

      I would love to get dug out by JJ that one of those goes long meaty strokes! Hit the prostate good

  • Baradude

    Shit Brent got that good dick and can take good dick. I was in love when I seen him put the smash on Cutler X’s dick in his personal sex tape. His hole stayed in tact unlike Armond Rizzo’s hole

  • peter
  • peter
  • peter

    “JJ has chosen to make a new life for himself” read ‘found someone younger and tighter’

    • GayhawkAZ

      Apparently in his new life also involves getting some massively ugly tattoos on his arms.

  • bo69

    Is it because JJ is bi or really str8 and can’t get over it (I read this elsewhere but don’t believe it), or did their shit just not work out with each other?

    • Ninja0980

      The latter.
      Should be noted JJ used to date Jack Hunter so this isn’t his first porn star boyfriend that he’s broken up with.

      • bo69

        well he’s got ex

  • GuruMike

    When I first started to read his tweet I thought he was announcing his death.

  • emercycrite

    Yawn. Quelle surprise.

  • I’m glad they did the bareback scene for Nakedwsord.

  • Nordschleife

    I guess the only couple we can count on are the Maverick men.

  • Mani

    who cares, really? everyone is busy with their lives and porn and pornstars are just for fun.. social media is both a boon and a curse..