Many people were wondering on Sunday night who the hot, hat-wearing dude Kevin Spacey took to the Emmys was – and now we know! It was his manager, Evan Lowenstein, formerly of the pop duo, Evan and Jaron.
Viewers first spied Lowenstein seated next to Spacey, who was nominated for his lead role in House of Cards, as he smiled coolly during the Emmys broadcast.
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad)September 19, 2016
Although Lowenstein was later replaced in his seat by Spacey’s Cards castmate, Robin Wright, the people’s curiosity could not be stopped.
A million points to the first social media sleuth to identify the young gentleman Kevin Spacey’s with at the Emmys— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) September 19, 2016
OK Twitter. The goal of the night is to get to the bottom of who is sitting next to Kevin Spacey#Emmys— Ian Zelaya (@IanDavidZelaya) September 19, 2016
There were even jokes about Lowenstein’s hipster coffeehouse look.
Why did Kevin Spacey take his Stumptown barista as a date to the Emmys pic.twitter.com/rgr4H7n9CI— Ira Madison III (@ira) September 19, 2016
But the mystery was soon solved, as the world eventually realized that Lowenstein and his brother, Jaron, were responsible for giving us such hits from the early 2000s like “The Distance” and “Crazy for this Girl.”
And the 42-year-old clearly has a sense of humor about the newfound attention. On Monday, he joked on Twitter that he’s now “one step closer to dating @taylorswift13.”
Yeah, good luck with that Evan!