Newlyweds Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan Make Red Carpet Debut as Husbands at GLAAD Media Awards

Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan are spreading some newlywed bliss.

The couple made their first red carpet appearance as husbands at Saturday's 33rd GLAAD Media Awards, where they caught up with PEOPLE after tying the knot last month in Mexico. "Married life is great!" Bennett, 40, said.

"Of all places that we get to step out for the first time as husbands, we're stepping out to the GLAAD Media Awards to celebrate LGBTQ representation in the media, and this is what it looks like," he added. "It is so exciting to be here."

In fact, the Mean Girls star and Vaughan, 38, have yet to take their honeymoon. "This is our honeymoon! Right now. You're all invited to our honeymoon. Welcome, welcome," Bennett joked.

The pair, who owns LGBTQ travel company OUTbound, is planning four trips this year to celebrate their union. But first, they wanted to celebrate Bennett's Hallmark holiday movie The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls, which was nominated for outstanding TV movie at Saturday's awards show.

"To think about how far Hallmark has come, and how much they have stepped up to making sure that stories are told about LGBTQ+ characters, that are based in family, and based in love, it really helps to humanize the characters that people watch on screen, and maybe helps to change some hearts and minds as well," Bennett remarked.

"I'm just so proud of Hallmark channel, and how much they've stepped up. I mean, they're sponsoring this event! Like Hallmark Channel is sponsoring the GLAAD Media Awards," he continued. "So it's just such a cool thing to be part of, and we're so happy to be nominated tonight."

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"We thought we should come to the GLAAD Awards and really represent for the LGBTQ+ community and we can do our honeymoon later this year," Bennett noted.

"Yeah, GLAAD deserves so much recognition," said Vaughan, adding: "I am certain we got to the place of being able to get married and marriage equality because of the work that GLAAD did."

Bennett and Vaughan exchanged vows last month in front of a group of close friends and family at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico, including The Wonder Years' Danica McKellar and Bennett's TV mom Sharon Lawrence, while RuPaul's Drag Race alum Jackie Cox served as emcee.

"I got to marry my best friend! I knew we'd be emotional but I don't think either of us realized just how overwhelming that moment would be until we were in it," Vaughan told PEOPLE at the time. "Seeing him crying only made me cry harder, and then our guests cry harder, and then we'd all start laughing, and then all back into crying."


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