Who really is Joey Krietemeyer?
Joey Krietemeyer was born in May 1987 in the US, although he is of German descent – he holds American nationality, and is popular for being an ex-boyfriend of Antoni Porowski.
Childhood and early life
Not much is known about Joey’s early life as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself. He hasn’t talked about the years he spent at high school, but it is known that he was not open about his sexuality back then, and nobody knew that he was gay. According to some sources, Joey was always artistic, and had a lot of friends while he was studying.
He doesn’t talk about his parents, as he is said to be very respectful of their privacy – he hasn’t talked about having any siblings either, which is why many people think he might be an only child, however, he does have a sister who is an architect.
After Joey matriculated from a local high school, he enrolled at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2009 – while he was still studying, he worked as an intern at Fluidesign in Santa Monica in California for seven months.
Career of an artist
Joey launched his career as soon as he got his degree – he joined a luxury e-commerce store in which vintage furniture, fashion, and accessories are sold, called 1stdibs and based in New York. He has been part of the team ever since, and currently holds the position of senior art director – his idol and the person he looks up to is Paul Rand, a famous art director.
Besides that, Joey is also into interior design, but hasn’t managed to make it a career yet – as he stated himself ‘ I actually didn’t have much of an interest in interior design or decorating until I started working there’.
Personal life and relationships
Joeys became popular and an interesting personality after his relationship with Antoni Porowski was made official. The two started dating in 2011, and eventually moved in together – the two described their relationship as the closest thing to marriage. Porowski moved into Joey’s studio apartment located in Clinton Hill in Brooklyn and as they were both interested in decorating, they started changing the place, together with Joey’s sister who is an architect.
Porowski did not tell his parents that he was gay until he started dating Joey – it is known that he shared this ‘news’ with his father over a text, but it’s not known how the man reacted to it. He didn’t talk to his mother about it, as the two are said not to be on good terms.
Joey and Antoni officially broke up in October 2018, but it is said that they split months before that. Joey currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids.
Who is Antoni Porowski?
Antoni Porowski was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 14 March 1984, so under the zodiac sign of Pisces and holding Canadian nationality – he is popular for being a TV personality, an actor, chef, and a model. He is also popular for appearing in Netflix’s “Queer Eye” series, in which he served as a food and wine expert.
Antoni’s parents are Polish, but came to Canada sometime before he was born – he also has two older sisters. He can speak Polish, English, and French, and enjoys learning new languages – he hasn’t spent his entire childhood in Montreal, as he moved to Glade Springs in West Virginia together with his parents when he turned 12. Antoni attended a local high school in Glade Springs, and then enrolled at the Marianopolis College in Montreal, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. He became interested in acting, and therefore moved to New York City and enrolled at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, graduating in 2011 – as he was very fond of cooking, he learned it on his own.
When he got his acting degree he started auditioning for roles, and the some he managed to win were in “Elliot Loves” in 2012”, “Daddy’s Boy” in 2016, and “The Pretenders” in 2018. As this was obviously not providing Antoni with enough money, he worked in a restaurant to at least be able to pay the rent – as he worked his way up, he ended by becoming a manager of BondSt Sushi restaurant. He landed the role in “Queer Eye” in December 2017 which helped him gain recognition – he also became a famous cook, after releasing his cookbook in the beginning of 2019.
Antoni describes his sexuality as ‘a little more fluid along the spectrum” and is said to be bisexual – he dated Joey for seven years, and then started a relationship with Trace Lehnhoff. Antoni’s net worth as of mid-2019 is estimated by sources to be more than $2 million, and he can be found on his Instagram account which currently counts more than 3.4 million followers.
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— Antoni Porowski (@antoni) July 10, 2019
Hobbies and other interests
Joey is very fond of exercising, and spends quite an amount of time in the gym as he wants to stay in shape. He enjoys cooking and has a big kitchen in his house, as this is something very important to him. He loves to travel, and will mostly choose exotic locations close to the ocean – he loves water and if there is no sea nor ocean nearby, he will go and search for a pool so that he could take a swim. He is not a big fan of cars, but prefers less polluting ways of transportation such as bicycles and skateboards.
Even though he has many other interests, Joey is mostly focused on art and all of the ways it can be achieved, whether it be photography, architecture, sculpting, or any other.
Appearance and net worth
Joey is currently either 31 or 32 years old as he hasn’t disclosed his exact date of birth. He has medium long brown hair, a brown beard and brown eyes, while his height and weight are unknown.
According to authoritative sources, his net worth as of mid-2019 is estimated to be more than $200,000, and is steadily rising thanks to numerous things he is currently working on.
Social media presence
Being an artist and a social media personality as he is, it is very important for Joey to stay active on all the popular social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in March 2009 and has so far gathered nearly 300 followers, although he hasn’t tweeted a single time. His Instagram account is currently followed by more than 60,000 people, but has uploaded only nine pictures onto it so far – he also has a Facebook page, but that’s only followed by five people.