Brothers Osborne took home the prize for vocal duo of the year at the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday and had their nearest and dearest on hand to help them bask in their win.
TJ Osborne, 36, celebrated before accepting the award by kissing his boyfriend Abi Ventura, while John Osborne, 39, shared a smooch with wife Lucie Silvas.
The moment was a milestone one for TJ, who publicly came out as gay in February.
“It’s been a crazy roller coaster of a year for us in so many ways, especially for me emotionally,” TJ said as he accepted his prize. “And to have you all support me, it really does feel like love wins tonight. Thank you.”
As TJ exited the stage to a standing ovation, John chimed in to heap praise on both his brother and country music: “Give this boy a round of applause. We love this genre, we love the people, we love all of you so much.”
Who is Abi Ventura?
Brothers Osborne member and country singer T.J. Osborne previously came out as gay in February. He has been dating Abi Ventura, who attended the 2021 CMA Awards.
During the 2021 CMA Awards on Nov. 10, the country singer and his brother John Osborne celebrated Brothers Osborne’s fourth win for Vocal Duo of the Year.
But while accepting the award inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, T.J. made it clear that this trophy was extra special.
Back in February, T.J. came out as gay during an interview with Time. The revelation made the 36-year-old artist the first openly gay performer signed to a major country record label.
Who is TJ Osborne’s BF?
TJ Osborne was seen with Abi Ventura, his partner at the CMA’s.
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about his name.
A quick look at TJ’s Instagram account reveals that his full name Abiezer Ventura is his real name, but his profile remains private.
Abi does not appear to be in the limelight and has only 1,600 followers.
TJ is originally from Deale, Maryland. Abi could also be from that area.
TJ came out publicly as gay in an interview with TIME on February 20, 2021.
TJ (36), is gay. This may surprise some fans. He doesn’t think this is a new revelation. This has been known to him since childhood.
TJ followed with a quote. He said, “I’m very comfortable to be gay… I find it hard to talk about something I don’t have a problem talking about.” It’s so odd.”
He posted the video he made following the article to Instagram, where he thanked all his followers for their support.