As I was first to tell you this morning, Ty Herndon sat down with Entertainment Tonight recently for an interview and revealed that he is, as many have suspected over the years, gay. Now a portion of his interview is available to watch.
In it, Ty reveals that he's got a boyfriend of many years and hopes to get married someday (soon it sounds like). He also talks about his former marriages, legal troubles, and drug use.
He also reveals why he kept the news that he was gay secret for so many years.
"I had a lot of people around me that I trusted at a time and I was like,'Hey, you know this about me but the world doesn't. So I'm gonna need to call on your services for a little while,'" he confessed. "It was unfortunate that I had to do that, but I felt that's what I had to do to have my career. Standing on some pretty solid legs today, so I get to tell my truth today."
It would be nice if we lived in a world where it wasn't necessary to announce your sexual preference and where no one cared one way or the other. Unfortunately, we're not quite there yet, so it's nice that Ty's found peace enough in life that he doesn't feel the need to hide anymore.
Check out a snippet of Ty's revealing interview below. Fans can watch the full interview when it airs on "Entertainment Tonight" this evening.
Update: Herndon also spoke with People.com in depth about his decision to come out.