Sam Smith’s gay love story unfolds in Atlanta

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The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of out singer Sam Smith takes place right here in gay Atlanta. Our smooth-crooning hero hits town for a victory tour and continues a love affair with fans and his hot new boyfriend.

As you may or may not have heard while taking these 19 steps to fall in love with him, Smith is newly non-single. The news broke after he and actor Jonathan Ziezel (top photo with Smith) took a New Year’s vacation together in Sydney. And by actor, we mean underwear model. And by news broke, we mean they outed themselves on Instagram.

Yes Ziezel is that hot, and they are that cute together. Here they are playing “Titanic” on New Year’s Day in Sydney. Because boat. Also because twerking partner.

 

I'm flying Jack, I'm flying

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:20pm PST

 

But they had to say so long to summer in December paradise Down Under and head to Atlanta to kick off the latest leg in the never-ending “In the Lonely Hour” tour. Despite the new lack of actual loneliness in Smith’s life.

That’s where Atlanta comes in. Before Friday’s concert and before we can catch him channeling Beyonce in an Atlanta hotel shower, we pick up the love story – theirs and ours – with a grumpy Smith at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. The saga continues via social media blasts from Smith, a couple of his ATL concert fans, and Ziezel.

Receiving ATL love first requires a grueling flight.

 

 
 

15 hour flight – not fun

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:45pm PST

 

 

Then a Fox Theatre tour to pimp the show.

 

 

Here we go. DAY 1 of my world tour kicking off in ATLANTA. Hope you are all ready. I plan to SING haha x

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 9, 2015 at 2:43pm PST

 

 

Then a shower. Not the bf hotel video we wanted, but nice.

 

 

sam or bey? @samsmithworld @therickilee

Un vídeo publicado por Jongo (@kidjongo) el Ene 7, 2015 at 10:08 PST

 

 

His name in familiar lights.

 

 

NEW SHOW – NEW STAGE – NEW MERCHANDISE – NEW SONGS – NEW OUTFITS – NEW YEAR

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 9, 2015 at 3:49pm PST

 

 

‘Holy shit.’

 

 

SHOW 1 – ATLANTA – Holy shit. I love my job x

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:44pm PST

 

 

The bf is super impressed too.

 

 

sick first show

Uma foto publicada por Jongo (@kidjongo) a Jan 9, 2015 at 9:13 PST

 

 

 

 

And so are fans. Sing along if you know the words.

 

 

This dude can sing. My goodness. #SamSmithWorldTour was amazing!

A video posted by Mary Chase Breedlove Mize (@marychasemize) on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:59pm PST

 

 

ATL selfie fan love.

 

 

❤️

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:57pm PST

 

 

 

And she knows she’s not the only one.

 

 

�� I Know I'm Not the Only One #SamSmithWorldTour @samsmithworld #SamSmith #samfam #inthelonelyhourtour

A video posted by Hayley Catt (@hayleyacatt) on Jan 9, 2015 at 6:46pm PST

 

 

Our tale ends where it began: Tired and grumpy after waking up.

 

 

Bed head

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) Sty 12, 2015 at 8:50 PST

 

 

 

And he’s out.

 

 

Tour bus mornings x

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:15am PST

 

 

NASHVILLE. We are here x

Una foto publicada por Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) el Ene 10, 2015 at 12:51 PST

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