Like several of Hollywood’s hunks, Matt Bomer has been the subject of gay rumors ever since he came onto the Hollywood scene. And now the man named People Magazine’s ”Sexiest Rising Star”, has come out as a gay man, thanking his partner during an acceptance speech.
The In Time and White Collar actor announced his sexuality during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. Bomer, 34, received the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When accepting the award he thanked his partner of a couple of years now, Simon Halls and their three children Kit, Walker and Henry.
“I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry,” he told the crowd. “Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment,” said Bomer. He also added, ”I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders. I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I’ve realized in this business, that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be. I definitely have a thing or two to learn from the con artists.”
When asked about his sexuality in previous interviews he’s chosen not to comment: ”I don’t care about that at all,” he told Details in 2010. “I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.”
Bomer has played several gay friendly characters on film and television, amping up his sex appeal among both men and women. Most people recognize Bomer from his bold character Neal Caffery from White Collar. He’s also played Cooper Anderson, the older brother of Darren Criss’ character on the hit show Glee. His upcoming projects include the film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s popular hit Broadway play, The Normal Heart, where he’ll play Felix Turner. He’s also set to star along side Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer in Magic Mike.
To both Matt Bomer and his family, we all support your decision to come out. It’s not only strengthened his family and personal life, but also helped others realize that it’s ok to be yourself.