Gay Bachelor Star Regrets Not Coming Out Sooner: I Had The Chance In 2014 When Michael Sam Came Out

Variety reports:

The future star of “The Bachelor” had been hiding his sexuality — from his family, his friends and himself — for his entire life. Underwood knew, at the age of six, that he was different; by his early teenage years, he knew he was attracted to men.

But growing up in a religious and conservative small town, especially as a star football player, he was taught that being gay was wrong.

“I had the opportunity in 2014 when I entered the draft. Michael Sam came out,” Underwood tells Variety during a cover story interview, revealing that he had considered coming out years ago. Getting choked up, Underwood expresses his regret and says he was not brave enough at the time.

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