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:
“I’m the last person in the world who would say, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh, my dad├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥pity me,'” says Haynes, whose father, seven times married, split from Dana and was never close with him. “But I was told that my dad killed himself because he found out I was gay. So, of course, I lost it and was like, ├óΓé¼╦£How could you say something like that?’ And no one will ever really know the truth. But my brother and my mom went to pick up my dad’s stuff, and the only picture on his fridge was my eighth-grade graduation picture. So I was just like, Fuck.”
So heavy. We can’t even begin to imagine the level of pain associated with that hurtful claim.
Despite all the sadness coloring his youth, the 28-year-old is hopeful for the future:
“I want to somehow have a happy ending. Or a happy beginning.”
Aww. We really hope the celeb has a happy ending too.
So, what do YOU think of Colton’s backstory?
[Image via OUT Magazine.]