Colton Haynes Opens Up About His Father's Suicide — 'I Was Told That My Dad Killed Himself Because He Found Out I Was Gay'
Wow, what a devestating revelation.
Just a few months after Colton Haynes revealed he's gay, the actor opened up to Out Magazine about his long road to acceptance. Similarly to most coming out stories, the journey held a few moments of heartbreak and loss.
For those who don't know, Haynes' father William Haynes killed himself when the Teen Wolf star was just a teenager. Though the two were estranged at the time (William left Colt's mother Dana Mitchell to remarry when he was young), the tragedy was still quite scarring.
To make matters even worse, some members of C.H.'s family tried to link his sexual orientation to his father's death. Colton had come out to his conservative Kansas fam shortly before his dad's suicide.
Speaking on the horrendous accusation, Haynes recalled: