John M. Becker

Country Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

Filed By John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: coming out, country music, Ty Herndon, welcome out

"I have an awesome relationship that I've been in for a good number of years. [I] love him very much and he loves me...

"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.' 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."

-- Country music star Ty Herndon, coming out as gay and discussing his relationships -- including two failed marriages to female spouses -- in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Herndon has had three number one hits on the Billboard charts, and says the biggest lie he's ever told himself is "that I couldn't be gay in country music."

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