Okay, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Matt Bomer, star of TV’s White Collar and possibly the most effortlessly handsome man in Hollywood, has acknowledged at an awards ceremony that he bats for our team. The bad news for those of you who are already working out how you can profess your love to him, is that he’s already got a longtime partner and even some kids.
Bomer received the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday night and ended his speech he said, ‘I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.’
‘Simon’ is his longtime partner, publicist Simon Halls.
It’s worth noting that Bomer has never denied he was gay and his sexuality was pretty much an open secret in Hollywood. He just hasn’t felt the need to shout about it. His ‘coming out’ was similar to Jodie Foster, who has never publicly said she’s a lesbian, but referred to her longtime partner, ‘my beautiful Cydney [Bernard]’ in an awards acceptance speech a few years ago (let’s hope thing go better for Matt than for Jodie, as she and Cyndney split up shortly afterwards).
It’s also the second time in the last few months that a Hollywood celeb has not only acknowledged their sexuality, but also revealed they’ve got kids. Firefly actor Sean Maher did the same not long ago.
With Matt, Sean and Zachary Quinto, the gayborhood has certainly become a much prettier place recently. It’s also nice that after years where coming out always seemed to mean front page stories and tell-all interviews in newspapers and magazines, actors can now do it quietly and carry on living their lives and getting on with their careers.
For those who’d like to see more of Matt, he’ll be playing a male stripper in Magic Mike this summer, alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer.
Footage of Matt getting his award is below, and thanks to Towleroad for the tip.