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Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson May Have The Best Coming Out Story Ever!!

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Normally we don't condone shoplifting, but in this case we'll make an exception!

Especially since this star was only a kid when it happened, and didn't know any better!

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson recently revealed when he first came out to his father, and it happened when he was caught stealing gay porn when he was just a teenager!

[ Related: Modern Family Wins Its FIFTH Consecutive Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series! ]

The television star revealed the story to Aisha Tyler for her podcast, and here's what he said:

"Well, I was caught stealing gay porn when I was 14. So, I always considered that my coming-out. … It was so humiliating. I had been stealing porn for a while. I had quite a little collection. And I would bring it into the house, and then I'd get nervous, so I'd hide it under the mattress, or I'd hide it behind a shed in the backyard. And then it would get rained on, and I'd have to go get the barbecue tongs to [get it out]."

When he stole one movie one time in his home state New Mexico, he realized the skin flick had an anti-theft sensor on it, and he had to return it! He said:

"I had to go back, and the woman asked me if I had anything in my backpack. She was giving me the benefit of the doubt. … She took me to the back room. They brought my dad in, and they showed him the nature of the material I was stealing, and it was really, really humiliating. So I always consider that my coming-out process."

Even though it was pretty obvious, Jesse admits his father still "wanted to hear me say [I'm gay]."

The actor said:

"When I stole the porn it was like, 'OK, are you gay?' And I was, like, 14. I didn't really know. I didn't know what I was going through. But then in my later teen years I did come out to him, and it was like he needed to be told three times. … [When I was 21] he asked me if I had a girlfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Dad! You know I'm gay, right?'"

But as Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed in an interview last year, his father has accepted his son's sexuality. The actor previously said:

"It was a process for him as well. It was sort of a coming-out process, and he had to figure out how to deal with having a son that wasn't the ideal son that he had."

We're glad the two seem to be close these days, and now the two will always have one fantastic story to tell their friends and family!

A unique father-son bonding experience for sure!!!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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3 comments to “Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson May Have The Best Coming Out Story Ever!!”

  1. Bevi says – reply to this


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    He was 14, of course he knew shoplifting was wrong! However, he was underage and embarrassed, so had no other option than to steal his porn.



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