‘Who’s the Boss?’ Actor Danny Pintauro Reveals He’s HIV Positive
Former “Who’s the Boss” child star DANNY PINTAURO has announced that he’s HIV-positive. He played Jonathan on the show, and is 39 now.
Danny was on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” on Saturday, and he said it’s a secret he’s been keeping from the public since he was diagnosed 12 years ago . . . six years after he was outed by the “National Enquirer” as a gay man.
He said, quote, “It was March of 2003. I went in for a regular checkup . . . as a responsible gay man, you’re getting an HIV test done every six months. And [I] waited two weeks on pins and needles, because I was just terrified of getting HIV.”
Although Danny was being responsible by being tested, his life was a mess at the time. He was experimenting with meth after a breakup, and was pushing his sexual limits . . . by getting into, quote, “that subculture of BDSM and bondage.”
He said, quote, “It makes sense that [meth] would go hand in hand with testing your limits, and trying new things, and getting dark and dirty and sexy and all of that.”
Danny is now the manager of a P.F. Chang’s in Las Vegas. He lives with his husband, Wil Tabares. And to be clear, he told Wil he was HIV-positive on their first date.