Matt Bomer came out as gay in 2012, but he was dating his longtime partner Simon Halls well before then, and in fact he actually married him in 2011 and just never told anyone until now.
The news came out in a new interview with Details, and it’s not particularly big news, but it’s worth celebrating. Bomer and Halls have 6-year-old twin sons and an 8-year-old son together and seem really happy, which is sweet. He seems like such a genuine and unassuming guy, which is pretty rare in Hollywood, so good for him – and for his family.
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Matt Bomer heard about that super important online petition to re-cast him as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film. Fans of the book are actually super pissed that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam are the leads. They would prefer Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, and they actually believe if they have enough signatures, they’ll get the film re-cast.
Mr. Bomer was super polite in his response to the madness. From ETonline via Entertainment Weekly,
I’m so grateful for the fans and touched. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota.
Think they’ll stop now? I doubt it. As of now the petition has close to 57,000 supporters and will likely hit 60,000 by the end of the day.
Does anyone really care this much? Anyone bothered by the casting? If so, are you team Bomer or do you just want anyone other than Hunnam?
Fifty Shades of Grey fans are the new Twilight fans in terms of the “you guys are absolutely nuts” factor. Casting for the lead actors in the Fifty Shades film was just announced. Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam “won” the roles, and fans are downright pissed. You see, they wanted Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel. And because they’re totally f-cking delusional, they think that writing a petition and getting signatures will change this. Here’s their petition, straight from Change.org:
Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING.
And here’s what they want you to (digitally) sign:
Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
That isn’t how Hollywood works, everyone. When I checked, the petition 12,908 had signatures. When I refreshed about 2 minutes later, it had 12,983. They even made their own poster, for emphasis (above). “SHITT GUYSSSSS I’M SO PROUD OF EVERYONE WHO IS HELP RIGHT NOW,” says the petition’s founder.