Wayne Brady, who is best known for previously starring on the sketch comedy show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” and currently hosts the game show “Let’s Make A Deal” on CBS, has shocked everyone by coming out as pansexual at the age of 51.
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Brady Comes Out As Pansexual
GLAADÂ states that pansexual peopleÂ “form enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attractions to any person, regardless of gender identity.”
Brady told People Magazine that for him, “pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary.”
“In doing my research, both with myself and just with the world, I couldn’t say if I was bisexual, because I had to really see what that was, especially because I really have not gotten a chance to act on anything,” Brady explained. “So, I came to pansexual because â and I know that I’m completely messing up the dictionary meaning â but to me, pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary.”
“Being able to be attracted across the board,” he continued. “And, I think, at least for me for right now, that is the proper place. I took pan to mean that not only can I be attracted to any of these people or types physically, but I could be attracted to the person that is there.”
The first person that Brady came out to was his ex-wife Mandie Taketa, who he shares a 20 year-old daughter with. The former couple were married from 1999 until they divorced in 2008.
“I just said, ‘Great.’ As I knew coming out would help him be happier,” Taketa said.
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Brady Vocal About Mental Health
Brady has been vocal about mental health ever since the comedic legend Robin Williams committed suicide in 2014. Brady said that he “did all the therapy” and was even treated for love addiction after looking for happiness in a “slew of other people.” He considered that he could be gay, but ultimately decided that this label did not feel right to him.
“I’ve always had a wonderful community of friends who are in the LGBTQ+ community, people that I’ve grown up with in shows, gays and lesbians, and, later in life, my trans relatives and my niece,” he said. “I’ve always had that community, but I’ve always felt like a sham because I wasn’t being forthcoming with myself.”
Brady initially thought that nobody else needed to know about his pansexuality.
“But that gave me license to still live in the shadows and to be secretive,” he stated. “What does that feel like to actually not be shameful, to not feel like, ‘Oh, I can’t be part of this conversation because I’m lying?’ I had to break that behavior.”
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Brady Is An ‘Open-Minded Pansexual’
These days, Brady sees himself as “a single, open-minded pansexual” who can “be free and open to other people.”
Brady also addressed his pansexuality in a comedic video posted to Instagram that shows him lip-syncing to Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.”
“This shouldn’t shake anyone’s world, but if it bothers you at all, that’s your business: I was so afraid of having my manhood questioned, but screw that,” he wrote in the caption. “A ‘real man’ in my eyes, isn’t afraid to be honest and happy. From now on, I’ll be over here living my best life! I love you.”
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Brady has been married and divorced twice to two separate women, so this revelation will undoubtedly come as a surprise to some of his fans. Only time will tell who Brady ends up with next!
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