Actor Matt Bomer, who is raising three children with his longtime partner, has said his family helps keep him grounded.

Bomer, the star of USA Network's White Collar, officially came out last February when he thanked his partner Simon Halls and their children for their love and continued support in accepting an award in Palm Springs for his HIV/AIDS advocacy.

In a cover story for men's fashion glossy Da Man, Bomer is asked how he keeps sane in Hollywood.

“Having a life outside of the business that grounds you,” he answered. “For me, it's my family. They always come first, and always will.”

Bomer will next co-star in Director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play The Normal Heart.

“In April, I go back to season 5 of White Collar. And then I film The Normal Heart, which is about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York, and the people who were brave enough to risk their lives and careers to bring much needed attention to it. It's a testament to passion and unconditional love.”

Bomer will play gay fashion journalist Felix Turner in the movie being produced by HBO.