Michael Angelakos, the 28-year-old
frontman for Passion Pit, announced this week that he's gay.
Angelakos publicly discussed his sexual
orientation for the first time during an interview on Bret Easton
Ellis' podcast B.E.E.
Angelakos split from his wife of two
years, Kristina Mucci, in August.
“I just wanted so badly to be
straight, because I love her so much,” he
said. “So, I think that was one of the most painful things
about when we decided to separate.”
“She said, 'I don't want anyone to
think that this is your fault, because you're gay. It's not your
fault.' And she was so sweet about it.”
Angelakos, who said that he previously
identified privately as bisexual, added that his estranged wife was
supportive when he came out to her.
“For what it's worth, she's really
one of the most incredible people,” he said.
Using Passion Pit's Twitter account,
Angelakos thanked fans for their “kind and supportive messages,”
adding that “everything's going to be okay.”