Speaking with SiriusXM Progress, Robbie
Rogers confirmed that he and television producer Greg Berlanti
(Arrow, The Flash) have split.
Rogers, 27, who last year became the
MLS' first openly gay player, is on a book tour promoting a memoir on
his experience titled Coming
Out To Play.
“We dated for a year and a half. And
we split up. Stuff happens,” Rogers
said. “We're still friends. And we're very supportive of each
In August, Berlanti told gay male
entertainment blog The
Backlot that the pair had been dating for about a year and he
was “absolutely crazy in love” with Rogers.
Rogers said this week that he didn't
talk about the breakup publicly because “it's a small town and
people figure out things.”
He added that he does not think a lot
of people care about his personal life.
“I understand that my personal life
is going to be more and more in the spotlight,” Rogers said. “And
it's not going to stop me from dating people or being public about
it. I just want to live a normal life.”