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May 09 2017
Shep Smith Opens Up On His Sexual Orientation, Acknowledges He Is Taken Comments (0)

At a speech given at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, on April 21, Fox Shep-SmithNews host Shepard Smith opened up about being gay, something he didn't acknowledged until quite recently.

He said that he didn't think he was hiding anything by not stating on the record that he is gay, in part because he was apparently struggling with that fact when he was young:

I wasn't hiding anything from anybody — I never hid anything from anybody. I was always as true to me as I knew how to be. If I was fibbing to you, it's because I was fibbing to me.

I didn’t want to ask myself that question or figure that out or learn how to deal with that, because to me it was antithetical to all that is okay. A. You’re going to Hell for it. B. You’ll never have any friends again. C. What are you going to tell your family? And by the way, you’re on television on the craziest conservative network on earth. They’ll probably put you in front of a brick wall and mow you down. Of course none of that was true … that’s not how it was, but that’s how it felt.

He says he didn't start living his truth as a gay men until seven to nine years ago.

He also acknowledged that he is currently taken:

I don’t think about [my sexual orientation]. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.

Watch the whole speech after the jump ...