Colton Haynes has finally confirmed what we’ve all been saying since forever, he’s gay!
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 27-year-old revealed that he while he was already out to those closest to him, he is now ready to come out publicly.
Rumors of his sexuality have been floating around for quite some time now and there are photos online showing the actor making out with another man in his younger years. Google it.
And while rumors may just be rumors, it was the legal threats to anyone who would post the photos or mention him being gay that really had people speculating.
Also, he kind of totally already came out earlier this year.
Anyway, the Arrow star is now ready to truly embrace who he is and is relieved to finally be himself in front of the public.
“I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,” Colton revealed. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
“It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” Haynes explained. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”
Good for you Colton Haynes! We couldn’t be happier for you.