Wayne Brady reveals he felt ‘dishonest’ before coming out as pansexual as star reflects on empowering change to his love life in emotional interview: ‘I’m not hiding anything now’
Wayne Brady reveals he felt ‘dishonest’ before coming out as pansexual as star reflects on power of change in his love life in emotional interview: ‘I’m not hiding anything now’
Wayne brady emotionally opened up about his journey to coming out as pansexual in an interview with Entertainment tonight this week.
The 51-year-old comedian, who came out last August, said he felt “dishonest” before revealing his true sexuality but now feels empowered in his dating life.
The longtime Let’s Make A Deal host also spoke about how he wanted to be completely honest about his pansexuality in his future dating life.
He said of his dating life before coming out: “I think this is the piece that was missing, that I couldn’t put into words, because I couldn’t hold on to it.
“I’ve always felt so dishonest, and if I was dishonest, there’s no way to really give yourself 100 percent.
Candid: Wayne Brady emotionally opened up about his journey to coming out as pansexual in an interview with Entertainment Tonight this week; he will be seen in 2022
The performer then stated that he felt he had made a positive choice by being open about his sexuality.
“Now I think about it differently because I said, ‘Oh, well, now you know. So if you were involved with me, you know Wayne in his entirety.’ I’m not hiding anything now, so now I can approach you in a way I’ve never done before,” he said.
Brady also spoke about the relief he felt after publicly speaking about his sexuality.
He said, “The best part is that now that I’ve said this out loud, I don’t have to worry anymore…I’m not avoiding anyone.”
However, the artist stated that he had no plans to embark on a long-term romance anytime soon, in favor of working on his mental health.
“The best thing I can do for myself and for anyone else right now is to not be in a relationship anymore… I want to continue going to therapy so that when I am ready to be chased or chased, whoever is whatever it may be, my goal is to be my best self.”
Brady concluded by stating that he was still excited about his career in the entertainment industry.
‘Just because I come out and say that I might identify as pansexual still doesn’t stop me from being the best presenter on TV and doing what I do. I feel even better,” he said.
Things are going well: The performer then stated that he felt he had made a positive choice by being open about his sexuality
Staying close: Comedian’s second wife and child expressed support for him after he came out as pansexual; he can be seen with Taketa and Maile in 2015
Before coming out, Brady was married twice, with his first marriage to Diana Lasso lasting from 1993 to 1995.
The artist eventually tied the knot with Mandie Taketa in 1993, and in 2003 they welcomed a daughter named Maile, 20.
Although the former couple separated in 2006 and divorced the following year, they have remained on friendly terms since their divorce.
The comedian’s second wife and child spoke out about their support for him after he came out as pansexual.