Being in the closet is AWFUL!
In a recent interview with US Weekly, the 24-year-old came clean about dating ladies in order to seem cool, saying:
“I used to hook up with girls to be cool with the guys. There were times I would cry afterward…
I was at the point where I couldn’t continue to lie, I was worried that I’d be known as ├óΓé¼╦£the gay skier,’ and everything else about me would be overlooked. I have a big fan base of young girls, and I didn’t want to disappoint them.”
We can’t imagine having to live such a lie!
Luckily, Gus has received nothing but positive vibes from family and fans alike since coming out. He revealed:
“I was blown away by the support, and it’s insane how many people have come out to me ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ even closeted athletes. I feel like I’m helping battle gay stereotypes, because I compete in a rugged action sport.”
Keep on winning them points, Gus!
[Image via Gus Kenworthy/Instagram.]