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With Clay Aiken's exclusive People magazine "Yup, I'm Gay" announcement, he fulfills a promise he made to himself when his son, Parker, was born: to come out to the world.

"It was the first decision I made as a father," says Clay. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."

Good for him!

As for his fans, he understands that all the news may be a little much. "Whether it be having a child out of wedlock, or whether it be simply being a homosexual, it's going to be a lot," he says.

But, he hopes that they know "I've never intended to lie to anybody at all…. But if they leave, I don't want them to leave hating me."

We're sure that if he has lost any fans he's now gained a bunch more!

29-year-old Clay came out to his mother 4 years ago when his brother was deployed to Iraq.

"I started crying in the car," Aiken remembers. "It was dark. I was sitting there, thinking to myself. I don't know why I started thinking about it … I just started bawling. She made me pull over the car and it just came out."

So what was his mom's reaction? "She started crying. She was obviously somewhat stunned. But she was very supportive and very comforting." Even now, Aiken admits, "She still struggles with things quite a bit, but she's come a long way."

Clay hopes to give his own son the support he and every child needs to grow up to be a happy and healthy adult.

"I have no idea if he'll be gay or straight. It's not something I'll have anything to do with, or that he'll have anything to do with. It's already probably up inside the code there … No matter what the situation you're in, if you're raised in a loving environment, that's the most important thing."

Update: We have some exclusive quotes from the interview!

Clay is single, y'all!

"I've got one man in my life right now and he's crying and he needs formula! And if Jaymes continues to date, she will, but she's not going to date anyone who doesn't understand this is the dynamic."

Does Clay ever feel at odds with his faith because of his homosexuality???

"I still consider myself a born-again Christian, and I am absolutely comfortable with that, and comfortable with my salvation."

He seems so much more at ease now!

Isn't it nice to be able to just be yourself?


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74 comments to “More from Clay”

  1. 1

    GAY GAY GAY!!!

  2. 2

    WHAT?! clay is gay??? that is the surpisre of the year

  3. 3

    what a cute baby.
    we could lick
    clay up one
    side and
    down the

  4. 4

    thanks for the update dick breath

  5. 5

    Re: harrybalsac – ahhh you keep beating me i was so close this time =(

  6. 6

    We love Clay, and we love his baby. Clay, please put the black Emo hair back on your head. It makes you so much hotter.

  7. 7

    Good for him. I'm happy for him.

  8. 8

    really had us all fooled

  9. 9

    HOLYSHIT, DUH!!!!!! And……… this is supose to be a shocker.

  10. Sammy says – reply to this


    He talks about honesty? How long did it take him to come out, honestly is being yourself from day 1 no matter what people think.

  11. 11

    Re: mandzie f baby – I think it's a west coast thing ,closer to the source or the 80 servers I'm tapped into!

  12. 12


  13. 13

    i feel bad for that baby

  14. 14

    Re: harrybalsac – probably becuase here on the east coast my computer is as slow as a dinosaur

  15. 15

    Did David Blaine's head pop yet, I'm waiting.

  16. 16


  17. 17

    He is completely right! Unconditional love is what that baby needs. It doesnt matter what your child prefers sexually, you still love them. It doesnt change them. He will make a great father if he continues to think that way- which i know he will.

  18. 18


    ♣ Clay, I want 2/hold y'r baby ☻☻

    ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥Parker iz a great name/hez hott♥♥♥♥♥}}}}

  19. 19

    Re: mandzie f baby – yeah somedays I can walk to the website faster!

  20. 20

    Never saw that one coming.
    Blindsided Douche

  21. Hole says – reply to this


    No shit…what a suprise…now people get paid to come out of the closet. How is this even newsworthy? It is like saying the Olsen Twins have admitted they are thin…bad newsday

  22. 22

    Good for your Clay
    And Yes you can be gay and a Christian so embrace your faith because Jesus LOVES YOU!

    Boston, MA

  23. 23

    Baby looks gay, too
    Just sayin' Douche

  24. 24

    This would have been news if this came out a couple of years ago when he released his first single.

  25. 25

    uhh we all already knew, but goodo for him!

  26. 26

    Clay Said ""It was the first decision I made as a father," says Clay. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that.""

    But wasn't it a lie when he denied those rumors? Wasn't it a lie when he said that he didn't sleep with that former green beret? i'm just saying.

  27. skank says – reply to this


    dear clay, you say its a lot to deal with for the fans,but darling, EVERYBODY KNEW looooooooooooong before you "came out". so relax .xoxo

  28. 28

    His poor kid. What a shame he decided to reproduce!!!

  29. 29

    What a cute baby! Best wishes to all.

  30. 30

    Maybe he should become a priest
    Alterboy Douche

  31. 31

    Re: PerezDouche – LOL!

  32. 32

    I am really starting to think you are Bi-Polar. I mean, i remember you trashing and outing this guy. Making fun of the way he looks, you were just awful. Now you are his biggest cheerleader saying "yay hes single." Dude, go back on the meds.

  33. 33

    Re: LettyB
    make me an offer?
    nice suit..

  34. 34


  35. 35

    …huh. why would he cry about being gay? And if his mom was stunned, then well, I am at a loss for words. Keep singing "Those Good Old Dreams" mommy, but embrace your son and your grandson.

  36. 36

    A bunch of new fans???? I don't think so.
    Coming out is the Kiss of Death for men. It was women who put Clay on top and they will abandon him. I guess Clay will be on Dancing with the Stars next year, like all the other has-beens.

  37. 37

    Hmmmmmmm…….who cares? Like nobody knew this. What a waste of a magazine?

  38. 38

    lol sif his fans will be so morally outraged that hes gay, yeah coz everyone thought he was this stud breeder boy, lock up your daughters~!~

  39. 39

    Re: krazihottkelli/bitchygrl
    bitchygrl, u suck
    ur format is 4 suckers
    morningglory hole
    Haiku Douche

  40. 40

    Re: krazihottkelli/bitchygrl – LOL! WHAT'S UP GIRL!

  41. 41

    Gee, what a big surprise and who cares about him anyway. Gay or not, he's yucky and I feel sorry for the beautiful baby.. I'd imagine that there are not many gay,handsome men attracted to him… Don't mean to be unkind but I never was an Aiken fan and couldn't care less what his sexuality is or was or never will be… Now if Brad Pitt came out I might just die but then, we know that's not going to happen….phew!!!!!!!!! m.in Ct.

  42. 42

    WOW!!! Nobody's has ever been so inspirational! BFD

  43. 43

    Re: mandzie f baby – Please tell me you're not serious….why the fuck do you give a crap if you are "FIRST" - God, I've been sooo happy thinking all that "first" nonsense was gone and over, but appartantly, there are still some fucktards who still care about the whole "First" garbage. Give us a break, please.

  44. 44

    He does sound a lot more relaxed…and I don't even know him…this thought is just based on his interview! He sounds more at ease…Wow…what a difference. I'm happy for him. I didn't have respect for him before, but now…I'm not a freakin "claymate" or anything, but, I can now respect the guy. People need to just be who they are and peace and happiness will follow!

  45. 45

    no… he's gay????? fucking moron, who's worse, the magazine for paying him for that story or him for thinking we did not already know. News flash your ass had th e closet door wide the fuck open the whole time dumb ass

  46. 46

    I think most people have already correctly speculated for years that Clay Aiken is gay. It should be no surprise, but it should also not be a problem. I think it's sad that Clay didn't feel that he could come out sooner or that it was a problem, but perhaps he was only trying to protect himself. It's wonderful that by having his son, he realized that he couldn't lead his life so secretly anymore.
    I am still a fan of his and think it's great that he can now live his life the way he wants to, without fear (hopefully).

  47. 47

    Like we didn't know prior to him saying that he is gay???? it was pretty much a standard when you mention Clay Aiken

  48. 48

    Well…it's not surprise to most that he is gay, but I want to congratulate him on his adorable baby, Clay looks really good on the People Magazine cover as well, also I think it's courageous he finally came out of the closet officially.
    Congrats Clay!

  49. 49

    I am surprised People gave him all that money to come out and tell us something we already knew. I just don't see where he can go from here.


  50. 50

    This is news? What planet are you all living on?

  51. 51

    hes gay???? wtf? the world has gone crazy……….
    ummmmmmmmmm duhhhhhhhhh

  52. 52

    yah, yah, Clay, we already new this but thanks for telling us officially. I wonder what all his fans(aka Palin supporting soccer moms) are going to think about this?

  53. 53

    Yay yay yay for the gay gay gay! Yay for Gay Clay! I applaud him for this.

  54. 54


  55. 55

    I know I'll get hate mail after this, but you have to admit that baby is UUUUUUGLYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

  56. 56

    And the award for "DUH" goes to… Clay Gaiken!

  57. 57

    I have never liked his music. (Just NOT my taste)

    But I do respect him a lot more today. Everyone knew he was gay, but you can't respect someone who tries to be something else. I think it's cool that he is being honest and I bet it feels a lot better for him. He can be a role model for southern women who don't know gay people - that gay people are just like you and me.

    Sorry, still don't like your music!

  58. 58

    Go Clay!

    Although I'm sure we all were just as shocked as when Rosie came out.

    My question is this - why is Clay Aiken's sexuality important? It's not - as long as he's not sleeping with me - I'm good.

  59. 59

    Well Clay i want to know why you went on all those interviews saying that you were not GAY. See when you do things like that it only makes you look like a fool when you actually do come out. Clay I new that you were GAY from day one. You were not fooling anyone……..

  60. 60

    Good for him!

  61. 61

    What because Lindsey came out you have to one-up her. We all can sleep better at night knowing this fact.

  62. 62

    I'm glad that Clay finally decided to come out of the closet. It's such a hard thing to do, but he's right when he says that he has to be a good person for his child.

    I'm completely supportive!

  63. 63

    Why would his mom cry?
    And why would that be a lot to deal with?? He's gay.. ok. He has a baby… ok…
    I'm failing to see the shock value here..
    I am happy for him, tho.

  64. 64

    I'll be glad the day when coming out is as a normal and no-shock thing to do as having a baby or something.

  65. 65

    If his fans hate him because of all of this (his sexuality, having a child out of wedlock), then they weren't fans of his talent. He isn't a different person today than he was a week ago. I hate people that base whether they like someone on their own ideas of what's true.

  66. 66

    If he didn't feel comfortable coming out years ago — who cares? Southern, Bible Belt Christian — I'm not surprised it took this long. He's still the same person as before — actually probably a lot happier.

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  68. 68

    oh wow that baby looks malnourished. Bad angle I'm sure, but eek. scary!
    and umm.."duh"

  69. 69

    I agree with a previous poster. He does look like a lesbian, like a little bit better looking version of Cinthia Nixon's partner, looking barely manly.

  70. 70

    It's not really a shock that he came out as a gay man, but my thing is him considering himself to be a born-again Christian - something that he's "comfortable with". He must not know his Bible, because it specifically talks about homosexuality and how God doesn't agree with it at ALL. So while Jesus DOES love him, Jesus DOESN'T agree with his chosen lifestyle. Obviously it's only PARTS of the Bible that he agrees with then, and the other parts he ignores. I'm not preaching at all, just stating facts, and he's being very hypocritical with the Christian part. Just saying.

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  72. 72

    Poor Clay, only 69 people care to comment. Can we all say Z-list?

  73. 73

    yay for him coming out even though we all knew a long ass time ago!


  74. 74

    Yay Clay!