63-year-old actor says his orientation was never a secret
Even though it’s become somewhat of a “rule” to have gay celebrities lie about their orientation and then do some big coming out interview with a major publication, actor Victor Garber never made a secret of his orientation.That much he told Hollywood blogger Greg Hernandez at the recent TV Critics Association Press Tour, which is when he confirmed once more that he was gay, Us Weekly reports.
“Hernandez asked Garber about a Wikipedia entry that claimed he lives in New York City with artist and model Rainer Andreesen,” the celebrity publication writes.
Garber’s response was simple and to the point.
“I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows. He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards,” the actor said, as cited by the same media outlet.
Us notes that this is not the first time that the actor talks about his longtime partner either, even if it’s just now that he’s making headlines for “coming out” publicly.
“My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village. We both love New York,” he said in an April 2012 interview with Canadian magazine Forever Young.
Garber’s career is just as impressive as the tact he usually displays when it comes to protecting his privacy.
He’s starred in critically and commercially acclaimed big screen films like “Argo,” “Milk” and “Titanic,” but also in TV series that broke the mold, such as “Deception,” “Alias,” “Damages” and “Glee.”
Garber isn’t the only celebrity to make headlines this week for coming out – and it’s only Wednesday.
At Sunday’s Golden Globes 2013 ceremony, Jodie Foster, up on stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, confirmed years-long rumors that she was gay, but insisted that it was her right to choose to talk about it or not.
In the end, she said, as we also reported at the time, all the important people in her life knew from the start, so she really saw no need to “come out” publicly as well.