Even though Ben and Jerry have always been close, they are not a couple. On the brand’s website, there’s a page that debunks a few myths that have spread over the years. One of them asks this very question, but the founders have never been in an amorous relationship and are not gay. In fact, Jerry has been married to Elizabeth Skarie since 1987. Ben seems to keep his personal life to himself and not much is known about it.
“Just a couple of cool dudes who love ice cream and using business to make the world a little bit better,” the website says. The two became friends in middle school. In busting another myth about the two being brothers, the site says they actually met in gym class and were the slowest ones there. Ben told The Washington Post that Jerry had even passed out in one class.