Actor Matt Bomer has revealed he is gay and his partner is publicist Simon Halls.
Matt Bomer, 34, came out quietly at the weekend after accepting an award at Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in California on Saturday.
White Collar actor has dodged questions in the past about his orientation – despite speculation about his sexuality.
While appearing at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday – where he was honored with New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his activism against HIV/ AIDs – Matt Bomer thanked his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls.
Matt Bomer also made reference to their three children in his speech, saying: “I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry.
“Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”
Although Matt Bomer has not spoken about his family life in detail, three-year-old twins Walker and Henry are believed to be the sons of Simon Halls while five-year-old Kit is understood to be from a previous relationship of Bomer’s.
The actor only revealed he had children last March while co-hosting the Today Show.
When questioned about his love life during a 2010 interview with Details magazine, Matt Bomer said: “I don’t care about [rumors] at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.”
Matt Bomer is set to appear in the upcoming stripper movie Steven Soderbergh-directed movie Magic Mike, alongside Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer.
He will also soon be seen in the film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s HIV/ AIDs play The Normal Heart.
Matt Bomer said of the movie at the awards show: “My world has really been rocked by doing research for Normal Heart, just in terms of the history of HIV and AIDS.”
“And so I’m very proud to receive this award from an organization that is at the forefront of carrying the torch into a very, very bright future.”