Kavana admits to relationship with Boyzone’s Stephen Gately
They were seeing each other for a while in the 1990s
On the list of things we've learned so far today, this has to be the sweetest, saddest and most surprising: Kavana once dated Boyzone's Stephen Gately back in the 1990s.
Kav revealed his romantic secret to Attitude magazine and admitted that Stephen was his first relationship with another man – though he also added that it was all very innocent.
Kav told Attitude: "The first person I was really able to talk to about being gay and actually act on it was Stephen Gately.
"I was supporting Boyzone on tour and Stephen and I shared a lot of lingering looks."
He added: "One time, we got chatting and one thing led to another and we started seeing each other for a while – but it was all very innocent. It was more about talking and feeling safe with other. There was kissing, we weren’t just playing Disney songs all the time.
"I was very sad as he was the first person I had shared any intimacy with. He was such a lovely, lovely lad."
Stephen died in 2009 after suffering a pulmonary oedema while on holiday with his partner.