When a celebrity comes out as gay, it’s kind of a big deal. If it’s a handsome hunk, the ladies go ballistic once they realize their dream man actually prefers, well, men, while the guys often feel wronged when a hot girl star declares herself as a lesbian.
However, there were times when people weren’t as shocked when a famous person decides to go public with their sexual preference. In that name, here are the top 12 celebs who were in the closet for waaaay too long.
1. Neil Patrick Harris
Despite the fact that Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his role of womanizer Barney Stinson in the popular TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” everyone was pretty much certain that the actor is gay.
After a series of television successes, NPH got really big really fast, but so did the media’s interest of his personal life and sexuality.
He was sited with his alleged boyfriend more times than we could count, so it was no real surprise when he came out.
Harris admitted to being a homosexual while talking to People magazine in 2006, saying: “I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest.”