Former professional wrestler Pierre
Clermont, better known by his ring name Pat Patterson, has come out
The 73-year-old Patterson, who was
inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, discussed his sexuality
publicly for the first time during the season finale of the WWE
produced reality show Legends' House. The show follows eight
wrestling legends living in a house in Palm Springs, California over
the course of two months.
In the episode, titled Farewell my
Friends, the men share private moments of their lives as they
prepare to depart the house.
Patterson revealed he was gay and had
lived for 40 years with a partner who died of a heart attack.
“For once in my life I'm going to be
me. I survived all this being gay,” he said, a reference to a
difficult childhood in Quebec.
“I lived with that for 50-some
years,” an emotional Patterson said. (The video is embedded on
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