After dancing around speculation about his romantic life for years, actor Matt Bomer, star of the USA Network's hit TV show White Collar, has come out of the closet and publicly revealed that he's a gay man!
The 34-year-old actor, who makes both women and men swoon with his blue eyes and serious charm, was recently honored with a humanitarian award for his his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and in his acceptance speech, he thanked his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls, and their three kids for "teaching me what unconditional love is." 6 Coolest Gay Celebrity Dads
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You will always be my proudest accomplishment," he added, reports the Huffington Post.
However, back in 2010, Matt was singing a different tune to Details Magazine and shut down all rumors about his love life with: "I don't care about that at all... I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life." 7 Gay Men Straight Women Love
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Perhaps, now that his TV show has had three successful seasons, Matt felt more comfortable talking about his sexual orientation openly. After all, as the recent protest of Ellen Degeneres' new gig as a Macy's spokesperson showed us, there are still plenty of people in the U.S. who refuse to support openly gay celebs.
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