Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff

Posted on June 22, 2012

Cute boys in love.


Zachary Quinto and boyfriend, Glee star Jonathan Groff get in some quality time in NYC.


Look, we don’t expect famous people to look like a million bucks every waking hour of the day, and it’s been hot as hell in NY this week, so a t-shirt and cutoffs are perfectly fine, but MISS QUINTO. Seriously? Didn’t the ironic camo trucker hats go away about six years ago? And flip-flops in NY? Honey, the sidewalks are veritable TOILETS in the summertime! Just the occasional blasts from the subway grates are enough to make us run for toe cover. No, no, no. We know you favor the hipstergay styles in your day-to-day life, but this is too much. And gross. We wouldn’t want to be the tech at Bloomie Nails who gets you for a client the next time you need a pedi.

Jonathan looks okay (nippletastic), but all we can think is how awful it is to wear a pair of heavy jeans on a hot day, with the pockets loaded up with about 5 pounds of shit. That’s the WORST. Bad enough a man has to haul his junk around when it’s hot; you start loading your pants with iPhones and cigarettes and it gets unbearable.

It’s oddly comforting that even Mr. Spock finds his t-shirts stretching out to maternity proportions after a while.


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  • SapphoPoet

    Once again, flip flops are appropriate for the beach, the pool, the locker room and nowhere else. Also, I cannot imagine wearing jeans in this heat. 

    • Sobaika

      I had to wear a business suit the yesterday. Fuck summer work days.

    • hape_dex

      Couldn’t disagree more, flip flops are acceptable everywhere you dress casually.

      • out for a walk

        I agree, but not all flip flops are created equal. Zachary’s are the less fortunate, flimsy kind you can find in drugstores. The somewhat heftier ones are far comfier and look better, too!

        • I agree, in any city during the summer I wear Born leather flip flops with a leather footbed and an outsole that keeps a solid 3/4 of an inch of molded rubber bwtween me and the squalor.

          • Jill_3

             Me too. In L.A. where going out in anything BUT flip flops is basically foot-suicide, I wear my leather Rainbows, which have sturdy straps and solid, molded soles. Flips flops are pretty de rigeur out here.

        • RebeccaKW

           Exactly.  Rubber thong sandals you buy at old navy for less than $5 or the grocery store are not suitable to be worn in public outside the pool and the gym (and if you bought thongs that look like those, but from a department store or something you should be flogged), but ‘fancier’ flip-flops are acceptable.  Thicker soles, bling on the straps or just leather straps.  They can be nice.  Of course, your clothing needs to be nice, too.  Casual doesn’t mean homeless.

    • Fordzo

      Unless you go Asian and wear socks with them.  Then they work everywhere.

      • I’m hoping that this is a sick joke.

      • Roman000

         Ignorant much?

        • Fordzo

          I’m really sorry you were offended. My husband is Korean, and he jokes about putting on socks with his flip flops all the time because I have a “toe phobia”. He will say to me “should I go Asian today?” if he is wearing his flip flops, because he knows the shoes bug me. I forgot that not everyone would be in on the jokes he and I make at home. Again, I apologize for offending you.

    • sockandaphone

      i live in California. Im wearing flip flops, whatever.

      • We have different rules than the rest of the country.

        • sockandaphone

          i know, its just i really dont hate why people hate them. I mean I understand for more fancy events but if im running errands or hanging out with my friends and its over 90F outside, im not gonna bother with closed-toe shoes, sorry.

          • Derek_anny

             For me at least, it’s because the sound annoys me.  Both the heel slapping, and the shuffling that is most prominent around here.  PICK YOUR FEET UP, PEOPLE!  Hate that.  thank you for listening.

        • anotherEloise

          Better weather, too.

        • Roman000

           If it’s hot out and I’m doing errands, I’ll wear my flip-flops. Rules be damned.

      • I live in South Florida and I haven’t worn closed-toed shoes in months. It is a thousand degrees every day and besides, I live less than two miles from the ocean. You never know when you’re going to end up at the beach when it’s that close. My $3 flip flops are my best friends.

    • joolyz

      wow, there’s a lot of flip flop hatred on this post! feet get dirty and smelly no matter what. they’re feet. flip flops are everywhere and hating on them seems pretty pointless.

    • Seanybills

      I’m currently wearing jeans and flip flops… I’m not sure what this says about me.

  • MK03

    Spock and Melchior are together?? SQUEEEE!!!!

    • Jill_3

       I KNOW RIGHT??? MAJOR SQUEE! I seriously had no idea they were a couple. They are so cute together I barely even registered their clothing.

      • Leonardo Alves

        Me neither! Love Groff! Cute couple!

    • lilibetp

      Oh, yeah, for several years.

      • kcarb1025

        Uh no. More like one and half, off and on. 

    • kingderella

       i too am really not up to date on celebrity gossip, so im DELIGHTED that those two are together.

      also, i disagree with almost everything TLO is saying here, sorry. they look casual-summer-cool.

    • Good for them and stuff… but are any gay famous people single? Who do I fantasize about? Richard Simmons? 

      PS: Camo anything is a menswear trend right now, but I agree, he looks hot and tired, and so does his outfit.

  • Scarlet39

    I would have to scrub my feet for five days if I wore flip flops in the city. 

    • YoungSally

      I live here and I do not get the appeal of the flip flops……

      • Scarlet39

        I live in NY too, and I definitely don’t get it.

      • I don’t get flip flops anywhere. HATE THEM.

        • ballerinawithagun

          I think they are so uncomfortable! But I’m a shoe person.

        • YoungSally

          Especially on dudes….and on women wearing business suits.

    • lilibetp

      I was in the city for two hours yesterday, in sandals with a slight platform, and I had to scrub my feet with a stiff brush for several minutes before I could bear to walk around my apartment.

    • MK03

      I found out the hard way just how damn dirty Times Square is the last time I want to NYC…

    • That’s pretty much what I do as soon as I get home every night from April to September….and this isn’t even flip-flops, this is cute office sandals!

  • no bueno. Next!

  • Ali

    OMG, they’re a couple! SQUEE!

  • I cannot with the camo trucker hat.  BUT I’m an NYC boy and a shameless flip-flop wearer in the summer.  Really, you just have to wash your feet at the day’s end!

    •  In bleach.

      • And I will wear them until they pry them off my cold, dead, feet.  Or until Bloomberg bans them. Whichever comes first!

  • Lina_bee

    They are adorable together, but I want to change ALL of these clothes.

  • BazoDee

    WOW – JG looks cute in literally jeans and a t-shirt. ZQ however might be the worst dressed celeb I’ve seen (gay or straight, guy or doll) all year. Ew. 

    • lilibetp

      Yeah, he cleans up really well, but he has to have a stylist and a dresser to put him together.  Otherwise, the results can be a little scary.  And I say this as a HUGE fan.

  • VioletFem

    Is it really fair to criticize their outfits when celebrities are walking around town/running errands? Half the time they are dressed pretty casually. I don’t expect to dress to impress at Every. Single. Instant. of their lives. Outside of the red carpet, photo junket, editorial and other promotional events it’s kind of pointless. 

    Although, I do agree with  not wearing flip-flop on the street. That’s just gross. 

    • No, but even for a “regular” person, ZQ’s outfit is pretty hiddy.  I’m the worst dresser ever but at least I try to match when I leave the house.

      • VioletFem

        Take the hat away and his outfit looks fine. Not fashion forward, just fine. 

    • TieDye64

      I’d give him a pass on everything (for the reason you stated, not that he looks good) but the flip-flops. No way in hell I’d wear them on the street. Ewwwwww.

    • “Is it really fair to criticize their outfits …

      I do agree with  not wearing flip-flop on the street. That’s just gross.”

      Come on, if you’re going to take us to task for fairness, at least try and be consistent.

      • VioletFem

        Thanks for replying!  My only quibble was about posting the pic in the first place.

  • Aviators are so wrong for his face shape. 

  • Jangle57

    I agree totally with your point about flip flops and NYC which is why I won’t wear them if I happen to be going there during the summer – but I’ve notice that puts me in the minority so I’m sure from his point of view and that of many NYC inhabitants, it’s perfectly acceptable. 

  • vanjar

    The sidewalks are veritable TOILETS in the summertime! Just the
    occasional blasts from the subway grates are enough to make us run for
    toe cover.

    Ew! And there goes your chance to ever receive the “Key to the City”.

  •  MISS QUINTO?!  Ha!  I don’t have a problem with ZQ’s footwear (flip-flops/sandals are a must where I live, it’s just too damn hot for socks/shoes) but he sometimes looks like he just grabbed something off the floor and sniffed it to make sure it’s clean before putting it on.

  • It’s laundry day in the Quinto household.

  • I think we need a caption contest on pic #3.

    • My submission: ZQ: So, I’m in Zoe’s trailer, on break while they set lights for the next scene, and she’s got these AWESOME shoes laying there, so I asked if I could try em on. JG: you talked her out of them, didn’t you? Shoe whore.

  • MilaXX

    You couldn’t pay me to wear jeans in the summer, but otherwise I like the normal-ness of this.

  • Serenachan

    Just think, people: Lea Michele buys half of Jon’s clothes. It COULD be worse. At least he IS clothed.

    • julnyes

       huh? Why is Lea Michelle buying his clothes? I know they were on Glee together, but what is the deal with the clothes?

      • Serenachan

        They are BFF from long before Glee, they used to suck face every 8 times a week on Broadway (there are pics of Jon and Quinto, and Lea and her ex-bf out on a double date). There is some video on YouTube where they’re singing and dancing together and she tells him he looks handsome, and then tells the crowd how she bought his clothes. It should still be in Youtube (I think they’re singing Lucky) and it’s actually really adorable. He makes fun of her extentions.

        • julnyes

          ah, I had some vague memory that they were both Broadway babies pre-Glee. Thanks for the breakdown 🙂

          It also explains their great chemistry on Glee (I actually really liked them as a couple on the show before I stopped watching it)

          • Ogden1990

            “Spring Awakening” Fantastic show. They did more than suck face. Her breasts, his bum – 8 X a week.

          • Erin Semagin Damio

            It’s all on youtube.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Its amazing how two such cute guys can manage to look so UN-cute.

    • Terence Ng

      Just like all those cute actresses who look so UN-cute when they don’t even bother to leave the house without makeup. Put in a little effort!

      • formerlyAnon

        I dunno. I think it’s a good thing if celebs can just schlep around sometimes.

        Having to be well turned out every. single. time. you leave your house makes it a prison for most people. (I once had a roommate who wouldn’t even answer the door without full makeup. The way she lived gave me the

        OTOH, if they’re going somewhere to make an appearance, or in part specifically to get photographed, I concede your point.

        • Terence Ng

          I agree. Shh. 😉

          • IMNAngryLiberal

            I don’t think celebs (or anyone else) should have to play dress-up every time they walk out of the door, even in NYC (I’ve always thought Clinton and Stacey on WNTW must lead curiously formal lives), but ZQ’s outfit looks like what you would wear to work in your yard if you lived waaaay out in the sticks.

          • formerlyAnon

             Ha! The idea of catching Clinton or Stacey in their grubbies is like catching your trainer eating at McDonald’s.

  • mellbell

    I had no idea they were a couple. How cute.

  • Oh god I love Jonathan Groff more than anything ever. 

  • Terence Ng

    It must be hard to have to carry around a phone and a wallet. Wait, I do that. What’s a guy to do? A money clip just makes a slightly lesser lump, and phone clips are a never gonna happen.

    I usually don’t have a problem with flip flops, but damn if they don’t make his feet look sloppy and unattractive here… Blech.

  • How did I totally miss the fact that these two are dating?

    • Terence Ng

      Me too, actually…

  • Kyle Crawford

    I was trying to read the comments, loyal reader that I am, and someone, not very far down, mention flip flops and Times Square on the same line …….had to go to my happy place…….

  • Stephanie Leach

    I’m wearing jeans today, and it’s supposed to be 97 for the high (south). Some of us are just acclimated to it, or we have pity on all those who would be blinded by our paleness. I do agree that it looks like laundry day at ZQ’s house. 

  • formerlyAnon

    My only quibble is the flip flops. It’s summer, I know it’s the city but sometimes the first hat with a brim is what you grab, & I wear jeans year round (most of my world is air conditioned) so if you’re just walking in between interior destinations, not planning any al fresco dining, seems normal to me.

    It’s nice to see what looks like a genuine shared laugh.

    Stretched out t-shirt comment made me chortle, you guys are cooking with gas today!

  • It’s so jarring to see an evil duo in a good mood; Syler and Jesse have Chris Colfer tied up in the basement, don’t they?

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I noticed the T-shirt stretching as well! I like that they look so normal, but I agree – I NEVER wear flip flops down the streets of NYC. Way too gross.

  • “It’s oddly comforting that even Mr. Spock finds his t-shirts stretching out to maternity proportions after a while.”

    With quips like these, I would do anything to work for you guys.  

    Also, I’m here on the east coast and the other day I must of seen several people wearing flip-flops, shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses, and a SCARF!  Seriously WTF?  I’ve also seen people wear cardigans … ugh.

    • What about when they add that droopy winter hat, worn back from the forehead? With shorts and a sweater? Makes no sense.

  • LauraWL

    Haha. I think the flip flop hate may be a East Coast culture thing. I live on the West Coast and wear mine around the house and out and about on the weekend all damn summer long. I think part of it is the influence of surfer and outdoorsy culture into how people dress outside of work. And when I’m a tourist in NYC and spend 10+ hrs walking around and my feet are hotter than Hades? I also wear them. People out West buy “expensive” flip flops though, like Chaco’s, Reef’s, etc. and not some cheapo shower sandals though. That be nasty. 

  • littlemissstrange

    Don’t care how ridiculously he dresses or how disgusting his feet are, THAT BOY IS EDIBLE.

    *glares at his boyfriend*

  • Fordzo

    When I am first lady, my mission will be Just Say No To Toes.  I really dislike looking at other people’s toes, especially (I hate to say this because I know so many truly lovely men) guy toes.  Just put those things away.  

    I like men who wear Keens.

    • Rand Ortega

       You should be President!

  • julnyes

    I know we are suppose to be commenting on their clothes and engaging in “The Great New York Flip Flopper Debate” but all I can think about is, “Ooooh, I didn’t know they were dating, how sweet! I hope they are happy!!”

  • Gorgeous boys, summed up perfectly. 🙂 
    If Quinto had a uterus, everyone would be asking “Is he preggers????” 

    • julnyes

       that would be one talented baby.

  • Rand Ortega

    I’m going to check this off as they’re at that stage where they’re so into each other all they do is slobber all over each other  & neither care nor have time to put much effort into their attire. But like all couples that’ll get old & they’ll eventually start to put more into how they look.
    PS: Those raspberry cutoffs? No excuse. Burn them.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      No, honey, they’re at the stage where they are so used to each other they don’t give a shit what they wear. It’s called marriage (or long-term relationship) and it’s glorious. It comes with a free pass to cut gym, too.

      • Rand Ortega

        Not in their profession (re: the gym pass), but I get your point. LOL. Didn’t know they’ve been together that long.

  • mjude

    i dont whats funnier, this post or the comments about the city.  laughing my ass off.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    I have said this before in these pages, but it bears repeating:

    One should NOT wear anything out in public that can be bought in bins at Duane Reade (or Walgreens or 7-11, etc).

    Flip flops are for public beaches and, maybe, filthy gym showers (cause you can throw them out immediately after one use).

  • Amy Ellinger

    SQUEEEE!  They’re so effing cute together!

  • People!  It’s unbe-fucking-lievably hot out!!  Like… 100 degrees.  What the hell else would you have ZQ wear?  Maybe he didn’t feel like getting sweaty foot funk all over his Prada sandals when he was on his way to the grocery store, or whatever.  Zach, I say wear the damn flip flops.  The stylists poke and prod you 80% of the rest of the year.  If you wanna not give a shit once in a while, I will support you.  

    • aeg66

      Hot as hell yes but even the Devil wouldnt be caught in that Jersey Shore trucker hat.

  • Sara__B

    They’re disguised as ordinary guys. It takes a photographer trained in undercover actor spotting to notice these two.

    • formerlyAnon

       There must be a stage of fame/celebrity where that actually works – no one recognizes you when you dress waaay down – and it must be a bittersweet time when you get so successful & well known that you lose that last shred of anonymity.

      It must really suck if one gets much  more well known without a corresponding raise in income.

    • Judy_S

       My thought exactly. And assuming Mr. Quinto is the more well-known of the two, Mr. Groff is the ideal distraction. I think they look wonderfully ordinary. This photo makes me like them both, even if it gives no openings for fashion commentary.

  • joe_tey83

    Groff looks so very happy.

  • I had no idea these two were dating, since I kind of forgot Jonathan Groff existed until just now. I remember someone a while back saying they thought Zach Quinto was dating the dude from Glee, and I was confused, since as far as I remembered, the only gay men involved with Glee were Chris Colfer, who is a fetus, Cheyenne Jackson, who is married, and Ryan Murphy, who is Ryan Murphy.

    They’re a super-cute couple, but good lord, Zach, that HAT. Why.

  • StelledelMare

    I can’t agree on the flip flops. I live in Charleston, SC and I can’t say much for the cleanliness of the streets so to speak since it’s not something I really think about but I dare you to step foot outside and not see someone wearing flip flops out and about no matter where you are because it’s simply just too hot and humid to wear close toed shoes right now, cleanliness aside.

    His choice of flip flops however are looking more like those of the pool variety. There’s nothing wrong with flip flops on the street if you have a pretty high quality pair (like Rainbows). Nothing super expensive or anything but something nicer than the cheap plastic kind that you find for like $5 in Dollar General.

    On another note the fact that these two are now dating makes me happier than it probably should.

  • JMansm

    I want two things that Zachary Quinto has, so badly: 1) Those pink shorts 2) Jonathan Groff. 

  • ‘Splain why men’s t-shirts stretch out to maternity proportions and women’s t-shirts just shrink-and shrink up from the bottom as well.  I don’t have a single all-cotton shirt that didn’t eventually become a belly shirt and thus, unwearable.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Wearing flip-flops, as TLo said, when this week the city smelled like (and had the sidewalk consistency of) ass, is lethal. But cute boys rule…Happy Pride gents!

  • joything

    All cute boys should be in love.  With girls, with each other, with me, whatever.  Just be in love.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I didn’t know those two were an item. They don’t seem like that great a match, Mr. Serious Actor and Mr. Glee Boy. Oh well. Maybe Jonathan Groff wants to play Joe Pitt in Zachary’s next “Angels in America” and ZQ is dying to let loose with a show tune. You never know. Meanwhile, in terms of their clothing, they’re a decent match cause they’re both kinda grody and underdone here.

  • Louise Bryan

    I would feel more comfortable with Zach in slides rather than flip-flops.  It’s been so hot, it’s possibly brain-fry has set in.  Jeans, though?  Surely, not, but that’s what my hubby wears, along with sandals, winter and summer.

  • kcarb1025

    Neither one of them is attractive, honestly, and it’s not just those hideous clothes.

  • fursa_saida

    If it’s not a dress or skirt, I’m never wearing anything BUT jeans, even in the heat. (I live in Egypt now, but I did things this way before then.) You get used to it.
    I do agree that flipflops should never be worn in public, but I think that’s a lost battle.

    • It’s so odd how seemingly 90% of the responses have misread this post. We didn’t say flipflops shouldn’t be worn in public and we didn’t say jeans shouldn’t be worn in hot weather.

      • fursa_saida

        Good lord, I was just talking about my own habits regarding flipflops, jeans and hot weather, not arguing with the post or even with anyone here. You got the wrong girl this time.

        •  Jesus Christ, I was just making conversation. Won’t make that mistake with you again.

          • fursa_saida

            Whoa, what, whoops, sorry. Thought I was getting snapped on, my fault.

          • FWIW, I feel like most of the time when I see a Tom and Lorenzo reply to someone’s comment, it’s some sort of correction or refutation. It doesn’t come across to me as conversational–and, after all, since you guys do enough work writing the posts, I figured you tended not to carry on chit-chat in the comments threads.

  • This made my teenage daughter cry and I laughed. I am a HORRIBLE mother.

  • guest2visits

    Zachary’s shirt, short, and sandal combo are much worse than the hat. I know 6 yr. olds who would throw themselves
    down on the ground before they’d wear that.

  • snarkykitten

    You can pry my flip flops off my cold dead feet. otherwise, get the fuck over it

  • Srw27

    Not only are they flip flops but they are flimsy ones which don’t hold up to city walking.  Ewwwwwwwwww

    • Maybe they’re just running to the Starbucks around the corner? Those look like my Sunday morning clothes.

  • ccm800

    flip flops forever!  

  • Linderella

    This entire post leaves me conflicted.  While I agree they both basically look close to terrible, they aren’t working any red carpet, they aren’t at an event, they’re trying to live their daily lives in peace and quiet.  They have the right to wear whatever they want.  And they have the right to walk down the street without some fucking paparazzo snapping their pics, and all of us judging them.  I don’t know why this rubbed me so wrong this morning.

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  • Derek_anny

     I’m catching up on TLo, so I’m guessing almost nobody is going to see this.  But I can’t help but ask, am I the only one who inspected the bottle to see what was swimming in the water?  (Crab)