Empire's Jussie Smollett chooses not to talk about his personal life.
So when his costar was quoted as outing him, the talented young star had a tough choice to make.
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But where do you go to set the record straight, so to speak? To Ellen DeGeneres, obvi! Jussie told Ellen:
"There's never been a closet. That I've been in. I don't own a closet"
See him address his sexuality — and explain why he's reticent to talk about it in public — in the full interview (below)!
[Image via Nicky Nelson/FayesVision/WENN.]
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