CNN anchor Don Lemon says he's likely
to adopt a child, but only if the kid comes with a nanny.
Lemon came out gay during a May
interview with The New York Times, becoming the third
high-profile openly gay news personality behind MSNBC's Thomas
Roberts and Rachel Maddow.
He talks about his experience as a gay man working in television
news in his 264-page memoir Transparent.
The 45-year-old anchor has said the
response to his announcement has been “99.9 percent” positive.
During an interview with The
Six Pack, Lemon suggested he was never in the closet.
“People say 'you came out,' I guess I
did, I just said the words I never said before in public,” Lemon
said. “But I'm sure if you follow me on twitter or had any
knowledge of Don Lemon, you knew.”
“It's been better for me, I don't
know if it's increased my platform, it's just made me a more open,
freer, happier person. It's like hey, whatever, this is who I am …
and I think people see that.”
Lemon briefly mentioned his boyfriend
Ben Tinker while answering a question on whether he felt any pressure
to settle down and start a family.
“I've been in a 4-year relationship.
I haven't thought about this question in probably 25 years or more
when I came to terms with who I was. I think I will adopt a kid, but
a nanny has to come with a kid.”
Lemon sold for $1,050 to David Hauslaib.)