Wayne Brady Comes Out as Pansexual

Wayne Brady has officially come out as pansexual, according to his new interview with PEOPLE.

The 51-year-old star of Let’s Make A Deal made the revelation and shared his struggles on the long road to discovery. He also talked about how he felt when he realized this about himself and said that the people he cares about have been very supportive.

Wayne Brady has a daughter named Maile, who is 20 years old, with his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa. They were married from 1999 to 2008. Even after their divorce, the comedian still helps Mandie co-parent her baby boy, whom she shares with her current partner, Jason Fordham, together.

In his interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Brady explained that at first, he thought he might be bisexual, which means he could like both boys and girls. But then he realized he was pansexual, which means he could be attracted to people whether they’re gay, straight, bi, transsexual, or non-binary.

“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,” he said.

He added, “I have done all the therapy I could do,’ such as being ‘treated for love addiction. It’s a part of my journey. I had to start examining why I was looking for myself and happiness in a slew of people.”

According to the TV personality, after the sad death of actor Robin Williams about 10 years ago in 2014, he joined specific groups. One of these groups was led by Glenn Close and called Bring Change To Mind. He was very open about talking about mental health in these groups.

“And not just the buzzword of mental health, but really what do I have to do to function in this big world and still be okay with yourself and more importantly, to love yourself so that you don’t hurt yourself?”

He said that taking care of his mental health made him grow as a person in a good way.

“Once I opened that door to myself though, I had to start learning about myself, and I had to start owning up to things that maybe I’d either repressed, suppressed, or just didn’t wanna deal with, but the pity is then I come home, and I don’t have that joy. I have joy because I love my daughter and I love my family. I love being a dad more than chocolate ice cream.”

Wayne continued, “But that can’t be my only joy. I have to love myself. And that’s when I realized that I had a problem because if I can spend everything on stage and on camera but then I come home and there is a love deficit, what is going on? That was my rock bottom.”

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Source: PEOPLE

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