City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is dating a dashing New York filmmaker and fashion photographer who’s worked with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.
Johnson, 37, raised eyebrows Thursday by posting an intimate photo of Ernest J. Martin, 33, shirtless near a windowsill on his personal Instagram account around midnight.
The presumptive mayoral candidate told The Post Friday he’s been seeing Martin for a month and a half.
“We’ve been dating, not that long, but it’s going well,” Johnson said.
“How many of us have felt sort of excited about someone new in our life and posted it?” Johnson added about sharing the suggestive shot of his love interest on Instagram to over 9,000 followers.
In June Johnson mused about being “single in the city,” posting on Twitter, “I continue to believe in finding that special long term mate. Sometimes when I slow down & stop working for a few days, loneliness can hit me like a small wave but it’s important to have hope & be open to possibilities. I’m still searching my Prince!”
Martin is also a supporter of Johnson’s political ambitions. He gave the maximum $250 to Johnson’s 2021 campaign on July 11.
Johnson and his spokeswoman declined to comment further on the relationship and Martin did not immediately return a message.
Martin, who also shoots fashion photography for Carolina Herrera and Bergdorf Goodman, did a fall 2017 video ad campaign with Jenner and Hadid for the Chinese clothing company Ochirly.
He is also working on a documentary about the response to the AIDS crisis in Provincetown, Mass., where Johnson vacations.
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