Damn. Jealous of the gay community. Look at this cutie!
Colton Haynes has officially come out as gay. Now there were rumors floating around since January, as the actor made headlines after a Tumblr exchange with a fan appeared to indicate he was revealing his sexuality.For those who might not remember, user pornandmariah wrote:
“when I found out colton haynes had a secret gay past i got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life”
The Teen Wolf alum then reblogged the post, commenting:
“Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :)”
Most people assumed that this was the star’s way of confirming that he’s gay, but he told Entertainment Weekly that wasn’t the way he wanted to come out at all:
“It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines. I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”
While he had been out to friends, family, and even Hollywood execs like Arrow boss Greg Berlanti, he had been told to hide it, but that that got super draining.
“People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting. People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.”
Now that he’s finally free to tell his truth, he’s feeling much better, telling the popular publication:
“It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”
After the EW article ran, Colton confirmed it. And the rest…is PRIDE! Live your dreams and be who you are, Colton!