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.”

(Related: Don Lemon sold for $1,050 to David Hauslaib.)