Actor Sean Hayes announced Thursday
that he recently married longtime partner Scott Icenogle.
“Here's a #TBT photo of
@scotticenogle and me getting married last week,” Hayes tweeted
along with a photo of himself and Icenogle wearing matching suits.
“Took us 8 years but we did it!”
According to PEOPLE,
Icenogle is a Los Angeles-based music producer.
Hayes set off engagement speculation in
October when he appeared on CBS' The Talk wearing what
appeared to be a wedding ring on his left ring finger. According to
RumorFix, Hayes wore the same ring during an appearance on The
Ellen DeGeneres Show. During both appearances, Hayes did not
divulge any details.
In a 2010 interview with gay glossy The
Advocate, the 44-year-old Hayes, who is best known for playing
quirky Jack McFarland for eight seasons on the hit NBC sitcom Will
& Grace, confirmed he's gay by stating that he was “never
Last year, Hayes apologized for not
coming forward sooner.
“I was so young,” he told the Los
Angeles Times. “It made me go back in the closet [with the
media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn't want the
responsibility, I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of
speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a
huge apology for coming out too late. Some people in the gay
community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms.
They don't stop to think about what's going on in somebody's personal
life, and the struggles that they're having. It was all very scary.
We got death threats. It was a really rough time for me, but I was
also having the time of my life.”