Good for her!
Actress Kristy McNichol has been out of the public for about 20 years, but she's bravely chosen to come out to try to help kids who are being bullied.
The Family and Empty Nest star decided to make an official statement about her sexuality not only because she is "approaching 50," but she wants to "be open about who I am" and "is very sad about kids being bullied."
Her rep says:
"She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different.
She is very happy and healthy. And she enjoys living a very private life."
Kristy has lived with her partner Martie Allen for the past two decades and focuses on improving her health by doing yoga, playing tennis, traveling, and raising her miniature dachshunds.
It's great to hear that she's so happy and healthy - and what a wonderful message to country's youths who are struggling with being who they truly are.
We applaud Kristy for her brave statement, which will surely help others.
[Image via WENN.]
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