Empire star Jussie Smollett has confirmed he is gay. But the rising star did not come out of the closet, unlike his Empire character, Jamal. He tells Ellen during a recent “There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in, “There’s never been a closet. That I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home.”
He continued, “So that’s why I choose not to talk about my personal life. But there is without a doubt, no closet that I’ve ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear, but it was most important for me to make that clear to you on your show at this time in the world. And that’s where I’m at. … So, let’s not read into it in the wrong way when I say that I don’t talk about my personal life, I’m saying that. But it is in no way to hide or deny who God made me. You know? My mama knows. My mama likes me a lot. And, yes, I take her to the Sound of Music sing-along every single year. So, any questions? But honestly, we’re human and we love and we do all that good stuff. So I’m honored for this opportunity and I’m honored to be here with you.”
Smollett’s co-star Malik Yoba allegedly made a comment about Smollett’s sexuality in a recent interview, but he know denies he was talking aboyr Smollett but rather his Empire character being gay.
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