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May 04 2017
Matt Bomer On Coming Out: IT WAS A STRUGGLE Comments (0)

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Matt Bomer — now a father himself — talks with Andrew Rannells for Out, recalling coming out to his family:

Telling your family is a huge, huge deal. I really view my life as divided between the time before I told my parents, and the time after. And the decisions I made, and the life I lived, before and after, are vastly different. It’s night and day.

He came out via letter — and received at least six months' silence in return. Then:

And then I came home and we had the blowup that I’d always feared. But we got that out of the way, and we got down to the business of figuring out how to love each other. I would say within a matter of years we started to figure it out. It was a struggle. It’s a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script. So I’m empathetic toward everyone. And my family is so loving. My mom just asked me, [my husband] Simon, and the boys to go down and speak to her women’s group in Houston so, you know, I’m here to tell people it can get better. Because I had so many people in my life saying, “You need to get rid of all expectations — you need to cut them out.” But I was like, “They’re my family.” 

More here. His cute butt is also shown off to great advantage in the photos.

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