Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe recently came out as gay and we're so happy for him!
The Aussie swim star did a taped interview last month with Sir Michael Parkinson for Australian Channel 10 and finally confirmed his sexuality.
But two weeks before the big interview, Ian came out to his family.
Ian's father Ken Thorpe has finally spoken up, saying he had no idea his son was gay and was shocked when he found out that Ian planned to come out on national television.
So, how does Ken feel about all of this? He said:
"God loves Ian and we love Ian unconditionally and we will support him. It was a shock because we never had any inclination that Ian was that way inclined."
That's so amazing! What a great reaction!
Sure, the news surprised him but he still loves and supports his son!
That's really all a person can ask for!
Check out the video (below) to hear Ian's dad speak about his recently "out" son.
[Image via Seven News & WENN.]
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