Sean Hayes Reveals His Sexuality After Partner's Health Scare

Sean Hayes

Although he previously refused to dish on his sexuality, Sean Hayes has finally come out as gay after learning that his partner was diagnosed with stage four cancer.

"Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes was driven to finally open up about his homosexuality in early March after his longterm boyfriend suffered a cancer scare, according to reports. The actor has long refused to comment publicly about his sexual orientation, despite playing flamboyant gay character Jack McFarlane on the hit U.S. sitcom.

But he confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in show business in an interview in the March edition of The Advocate magazine, in which he revealed he was gay. He said, "I am who I am. I was never in (the closet), as they say. Never. I believe that nobody owes anything to anybody... I spend time with a special someone in my life. That's it. That's all I need. I don't need events. I don't do a lot. I live my life like an 85-year-old man. I'm just quiet. It's fantastic."

And U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer claims it was when Hayes' partner, interior designer David Phoenix, was diagnosed with stage four cancer that he decided to stop hiding his sexuality. A source says, "Sean realized that life is too short for regrets. He says David is his soul mate, and he's finally ready to share his joy with the world. They live a life of domestic bliss together in Los Angeles. Everyone close to Sean is thrilled." The couple has reportedly been dating for four years.


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    Carolina Machado
    Jun 28, 2013

    OMG that's so sweet!!! He really loves him! If I were Sean I'd say to his boyfriend "If you beat this cancer, of you make it through, will you marry me?" Hope they're very happy together :3

    Beth Moore
    Feb 01, 2012

    I know Sean's mom, she is fine. He is close to her and all of his family.

    frank johnson
    Sep 15, 2011

    sean if you read this, shame on you asshole!

    frank johnson
    Sep 15, 2011

    sean is not the nicey nicey guy everyone thinks, he recently wisked his mom from the midwest to la to institutionalize her and take her away from her children in the midwest for no reason than his sefishness to have here closesr to his alter ego in la. he saw her at most twice a year when the family back home was with her daily. he is a schmuck!

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