Actor Colton Haynes may be the first
celebrity of 2016 to come out gay.
The 27-year-old Haynes is best known
for his roles as Jackson Whittemore in MTV's Teen Wolf and Roy
Harper/Arsenal in The CW's Arrow.
On Saturday, he responded to
long-standing rumors about his sexuality on his official Tumblr blog.
“When I found out Colton Haynes had a
secret gay past, I got so excited even though I know it makes
absolutely no difference in my life,” a fan wrote.
“Was it a secret?” Haynes
responded. “Let's all just enjoy life & have no regrets :)”
While Haynes has never publicly come
out, his flirtations around the subject have made his sexuality a
topic for debate. In March 2006, he posed for XY Magazine, a
gay male youth-orientated magazine which ceased publication in 2007.
A photo of himself
and out Arrow
co-star John Barrowman jokingly holding hands for the paparazzi
in 2013 fanned those rumors.