A new reports reveals that Ian Thorpe has decided to come out about being gay. The news was revealed by the star, it has been said, in an interview with Australia’s The Daily Telegraph.
Rumors on the fact that Ian Thorpe might be gay have been on for quite some time now. However, with every single occasion, Thorpe has claimed that all these rumors are false. Ian Thorpe has become a widely known athlete in 2000. Back then, at the Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Thorpe won no less than three gold medals and two silver medals.
Even in his autobiography, Ian Thorpe claimed that he is into women. This is Me, the book that Thorpe released said that the star has always dated women. The book was released in 2012. Well, it seems that the information offered by Thorpe in his autobiographical book was not really true, at least if these latest reports are accurate.
“For the record, I am not gay and all my sexual experiences have been straight. I’m attracted to women, I love children and aspire to have a family one day …,” Ian Thorpe claimed in his biography. “I know what it’s like to grow up and be told what your sexuality is, then realising that it’s not the full reality. I was accused of being gay before I knew who I was,” Thorpe added.
So, it has been said that during his newest interview Ian Thorpe has decided to finally admit that he is gay. Moreover, he claimed that struggling with his desire to keep his sexuality a secret has made it extremely difficult for Ian to be happy. He said that he struggled with serious depression, but he was now able to find peace and happiness.
So, Ian Thorpe finally is happy. However, it has been claimed that Ian was generally uncomfortable about making this news public. Still, it seems that the announcement of this news caused positive reaction on Twitter from fans, who claimed to be proud of the star for coming out.