There’s been rumors swirling around the Internet for years about Colton Haynes and his sexuality, but he pretty much shut down all of that in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. Let’s just cut to the chase: he basically came out in a statement that feels refreshingly honest coming from a Hollywood actor.
He started off discussing the time earlier this year when he answered a fan’s question on Tumblr about hiding his “secret gay past.”
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.
I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said. 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. 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.