Love is love.
As we reported, Younger star Nico Tortorella — who came out as pansexual in 2016 — has recently sparked a conversation about his 11-year polyamorous relationship with Bethany Meyers, who identifies as gay.
In a new interview with People, the 29-year-old actor admits going public with their nontraditional union has come at a cost… including acceptance from their families.
As you can imagine, this makes the holidays particularly tricky.
Of the familial tension, the celeb explained:
“Honestly, it’s kind of a sensitive topic right this second. Because of all the attention that the relationship has gotten recently, we are coming up to the holiday season and because of certain things that were said, Bethany and I are not necessarily, completely welcome in her family celebrations this year.”
But that doesn’t mean Nico regrets sharing his love story:
“No, no, absolutely not. It just means we have to talk about it more. There are millions of people in non-traditional relationships that get cut off from their families every single day and it’s not okay.”
So how are these two going to spend the holidays instead?
The star revealed:
“We’re gonna be in Chicago, big Thanksgiving celebration next week. And then Bethany and I are headed to Peru for a few weeks before Christmas to go do some ayahuasca (an Amazonian mind-altering substance used for various ailments by shaman). I’m very excited. I did it last year ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ this is [Bethany’s] first time.”
Ha, that’s one alternative!
[Image via Instagram.]