After years of preserving his personal life out of the highlight, former Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton got here out on Instagram on Monday, August 20, and he even recognized his longtime associate.
The 27-year-old doesn’t put a label on his sexuality in the Instagram post, however he makes the low-key reveal as he discusses his upcoming movie Reach, saying the script struck near dwelling for each him and his associate, a Los Angeles-based author named Blake Knight.
“I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and — on top of it all — myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events,” he tells followers. “These topics — not always easy to discuss — are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it.”
In 2016, as he was selling his function as a homosexual grownup movie star Brent Corrigan within the film King Cobra, Clayton saved mum about his sexuality. “I moved out to L.A. to have a career where I got to play characters and focus on work and do all these awesome things, and I’m getting to do that now,” he instructed PrideSource on the time. “I just don’t think it’s pertinent to talk about my personal life. I don’t think it adds to the work; it just distracts from it.”
And in Monday’s Instagram submit, he defined why he divulged private particulars on social media as an alternative of within the press, saying, “I also prefer to share things that are particularly important for me here on my IG instead of in some random magazine or online article — because you are the ones that have been rooting for me and following me on my professional and personal journey in life.”
Clayton’s different credit embrace The Fosters, Hairspray Live, and the Teen Beach motion pictures.