"We had an extreme amount of conflict."
Queer Eye’s Fab Five are a group that everyone would want to invite to their birthday party. They’re all fun, gorgeous, positive and would do wonders for your self-esteem. As with Jenna in 13 Going On 30 and the six chicks, we would only love to be the extra member of the gang.
So we were nothing short of devastated when we found out that the two equally beautiful experts Karamo and Antoni didn’t even speak during the first season. In fact, it seems like they kind of hated each other.
“My castmate from Queer Eye, Antoni, people didn’t know that we had an extreme amount of conflict,” he told E News.
“We did not talk to each other at all during season 1, even though we were shooting together.”
If you watch the show and have seen them acting all happy families, Karamo stresses that they always kept it professional during filming and put their differences aside to prioritise the person getting the makeover, aka the hero.
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“On camera, it was always about that person and about creating something successful, so that was genuine,” he explained, adding, “Before we would go on camera, we would say to each other, ‘This is not about us. It’s about this person.'”
“But off camera, the minute that camera stopped rolling, ‘Girl don’t come near me.’ And vice versa, he didn’t want me to come near him.”
Karamo was a bit cagey when it came to the reason they didn’t get along, but did talk a lot about it being a third person’s fault.
“Our personalities got along, but then a third party got involved and once that third party got involved, he and I couldn’t even talk to each other.
We were too busy hearing rumors of what this third party was spreading about both of us.”
He added: “There was a third toxic party messing with us.”
Karamo cleverly held off on more detail but added that he’d reveal more in his new podcast, which we are definitely going to listen to because we NEED to know who this other person was? Was it JVN?!
Thankfully, Karamo claims that he and the hot chef are now on great terms, and that they reconciled after they talked it out.
“We were like, why did we just go through all those months of b.s.” Phew!