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Closeted Actor Makes A Confession On Reddit

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Reddit is a massive site where millions of people from around the world can post about anything. It’s called “the front page of the Internet.” This blind gossip item comes directly from Reddit, where a major film actor confessed to being in the closet — without revealing who he is. As Blind Gossip points out, no one can prove that it’s not completely made up. But let’s take a look. I bolded the clues. From Reddit via Blind Gossip:

I’m a well-known American film actor and I’m a closeted homosexual.

I will not reveal who I’ve worked with or what I’ve starred in obviously, as I don’t want to be identified. I love my career, and I know I would lose my leading man status if I ever came out. I feel terribly guilty about many different things.

First of all, I feel like I’m misleading my fans. I know a lot of women watch my movies to watch me, and part of that is fantasy, and I feel like it’s all based on a lie. They do a lot of market analysis in Hollywood. I get told about which demographics I do well with, and I feel like I’m misleading so many people, or letting them down.

I am dating another well known personality, and we’ve been publicly together for a while now. I know she expects to get married, the press expect us to get married, but of course this would be a great disservice to her. Truth be told I think she knows. She is a wonderful woman and a wonderful person and I don’t deserve someone as loving and trusting in my life, and I truly do love her, but I’m not in love with her, and sex with her, despite her beauty, is difficult for me.

I also feel terribly guilty because I know there are so many gay kids out there and I feel like by not coming out, and not providing that public display of being gay and being successful I’m letting them down. Public figures like Ellen DeGeneres coming out when I was younger made a huge difference to me, and I feel like I should be paying it forward, but I’m too afraid of my whole life being ruined.

I’ve only told a few people. I’ve been with two men since my career has started. Both have been, thankfully, very discrete. My two best friends from before I became mainstream know, and have been supportive. I’ve told two gay actors who have come out because I trusted they would keep it to themselves, having been in the same position. They were comforting and told me to do what I needed to do, but it didn’t assuage my guilt at all. I tested the water with my agent, who basically told me “F*ggots don’t make it in this town,” and then went on to basically explain that he would never represent a gay man because the effort versus the money just makes it not worth it to him. It frankly terrifies me. I just wanted to get it out there.

Any guesses? I felt like this could apply to many actors, but once I started to narrow it down I was stumped. Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman were the first to pop into my head, but neither are dating a “well known personality.” Hugh Jackman is married and is not American. I briefly considered Ryan Gosling, but he’s Canadian. The actor’s use of the word “personality” also leads me to believe that this woman he’s dating isn’t an actress. And since they’re using Reddit, I’m also assuming they’re probably in their 20’s.

Guys, I have no idea who the f-ck this could be.


— Well known film actor.
— American.
— Dating a beautiful “well known personality” for a while now.

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  • My first thought – Andrew Garfield. Regardless, assuming this is true, it’s kind of heartbreaking. NPH and Zach Quinto need to take him to brunch.

  • Although Andrew Garfield was born here, he was raised in the UK. Does that make him American?

    i’m going to wildcard it- Brad Pitt.

    …He has yet to put a ring on it.

    • He mentioned Ellen’s coming out when he was young – Brad’s too old for that.

      Chris Evans is a good one – I didn’t realize he’s now dating Minka Kelly. I thought he was still single.

  • Well Ellen came out to the public in 1997. I would assume he was around 15 then as he was “younger” and it would’ve made a big difference to him as that’s a very vulnerable time in his life… that would make him born around 1982 (give or take 3 years either way), and around 31 years old now.

    So what male celeb is between 28-33 years old with a well known girlfriend?

    Garrett Hedlund – age 28, dating kirsten dunst, was in troy, tron, eragon.
    Andrew Garfield – age 29, dating emma stone, was in spiderman.

    I honestly tried loads, like ryan gosling, channing tatum, jake gyllenhaal, ian somerhaulder… but all of them are either not american, not in a public relationship, etc.

  • As was brought up in the comments on this particular post, his mentioning that he’s an “American film actor” doesn’t mean he’s an American citizen–it actually sounds like something a Brit would say, that he works in
    “American Film.”

    Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that this could be an absolute lie dreamed up by some bored internet user.

    • I thought Chris Pine, but he’s not dating anyone, and when he was, she wasn’t a well known personality. I think she was a model?

  • Hayden Christensen? He’s been dating Rachel Bilson for awhile (although she’s more ‘actress’ than ‘personality’) and he’s been rumored to be gay for some time…

  • Yeah,.. People pretend to be who they are not on Reddit literally daily. I do not think its even worth guessing who it is because its probably a 16 year old boy who is bored. Im surprised a Reddit Comment even made a gossip site because everyone on that site knows without proof it is likely not anything serious.

  • I agree with others who say it sounds like rubbish, but names that entered my head are:
    Jesse Eisenberg
    Joseph Gordon Levitt
    Michael Cera
    without looking up things like whether they are from the US and if they currently have partners.
    I can’t help wondering how many wonderful well-known woman are thinking he’s finding this a bit difficult, maybe he’s that dude from reddit

  • Chris Evans flirts too well on and off-camera-he’s genuine. Garrett Hedlund, however…..I hate to say it because he’s my celeb crush and I think he’s very cute, but I could totally see it. Just looking through the image searches of him—yikes.

  • Cera and Chistensen are Canadian, so we need to cross them off. Garfield is my pick. In any event, let’s be honest with ourselves…for those not old enough, this type if rumour existed well before Reddit. Sounds like a good hoax.

  • I have to go with Clooney, they said “at my age” and besides he dates beautiful women {I think just for show and tell} and there gone. He does hang out a little with gay actors, it’s gotta be Clooney…..