Matt Bomer, star of USA Network's White
Collar, has officially come out gay.
In accepting the Steve Chase
Humanitarian Awards' New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his
HIV/AIDS advocacy on Saturday, Bomer publicly thanked his partner,
Simon Halls, and their three children.
The 34-year-old Bomer 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.”
According to The
Hollywood Reporter, Halls is a publicist with Slate PR.
Bomer, who plays con-man Neal Caffrey
in White Collar, which was renewed for a fourth season in
August, has previously shied away from discussing his sexual
“I don't care about that at all,”
Bomer said, referring to rumors he's gay. “I'm completely happy
and fulfilled in my personal life.”
Bomer will play the older brother of
openly gay student Blaine Anderson (played by Darren Criss) in an
upcoming episode of the Fox musical-comedy Glee. He will also
play a gay fashion journalist opposite Mark Ruffalo in the upcoming
big screen adaption of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's
Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS crisis.
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