EMPIRE: Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon in the “The Devils Are Here” Season Two premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Chuck Hodes/FOX.
So I guess Empire star Jussie Smollett isn’t gay…he’s actually bisexual.
In a recent interview with Out magazine, the 32-year-old “Empire” star opened up about sexual orientation as well as the reaction his fellow castmates had to coming out.
“I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man,” Smollett shared while addressing the notion of true open love. “With that said, I believe that love is the only thing that matters, and I would hope that anybody would leave themselves open — not to gender, but to love. I would hope that people would not close themselves off from what could be if, lo and behold, you meet somebody that just sweeps you off your feet, and you just can’t do anything about it. If we truly believe that we are born this way, then why do we try to stifle the way we were born? If I fall in love down the road with a woman, I’m going to love that woman.”
As for his “Empire” co-stars, Smollett said he received nothing but support from everyone, including Cookie herself, Taraji P. Henson.
“She said, ‘Who gives a f—? I don’t tell these motherf—ers that I’m straight. Why the f— do you have to tell them that you’re gay?’ That was so O.G., and it just made me love her even more,” he said.
(Source Cowan: Black Media Scoop)