Heartthrob Colton Haynes Comes Out in E! Interview

Friday May 6, 2016

"Teen Wolf" heartthrob Colton Haynes has given gay fans something to howl about. In an interview with E-Online, the "Arrow" star confirmed that he is gay and "happier than ever."

In the E! interview, Haynes opens up saying that hiding his sexuality was like a never ending acting job.

"People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don't realize what it's like to act 24 hours a day. I'd go home and I was still acting," he told E!

The rumors that swirled around the 27-year-old actor hit a fever pitch in January when he responded to a Tumblr post featuring some hot old modeling photos, where a user commented on his "secret gay past." Haynes fed the frenzy over the comment by replying "Was it a secret?"

"I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn't ready. I didn't feel like I owed anyone anything," He told E!. "I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they're ready, and I wasn't yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said."

For Haynes, who had a recent stint in rehab for "terminal anxiety," hopefully the pressure is off.

"People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don't realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world," he said.