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Clay Aiken is a Gay Father

Clay Aiken is a Gay Father

Here are some more great quotes from Clay Aiken‘s cover story from People:

On why he came out of the closet: “It was the first decision I made as a father. I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”

On the news possibly overwhelming some of his fans: “Whether it be having a child out of wedlock, or whether it be simply being a homosexual, it’s going to be a lot. [I hope my fans] know that I’ve never intended to lie to anybody at all. … But if they leave, I don’t want them to leave hating me.”

On coming out to his mother four years ago: “I started crying in the car. It was dark. I was sitting there, thinking to myself. I don’t know why I started thinking about it … I just started bawling. She made me pull over the car and it just came out… She started crying. She was obviously somewhat stunned. But she was very supportive and very comforting. She still struggles with things quite a bit, but she’s come a long way.”

On raising his son Parker raised in an environment that is accepting: “I have no idea if he’ll be gay or straight. It’s not something I’ll have anything to do with, or that he’ll have anything to do with. It’s already probably up inside the code there … No matter what the situation you’re in, if you’re raised in a loving environment, that’s the most important thing.”

Lance Bass, who famously announced his sexual preference in July of 2006, gave his reaction of Clay coming out of the closet to OK!: “It’s great! I’m so happy he’s finally going to be happy with himself and share that with the world. I think that’s so necessary for people to see. It’s good for the world.”

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  • somebody

    cute baby! And I am happy that Clay finally feels comfortable enough to let the world know that he is gay….which I think mosts people already knew. Anyway, I love clay’s music and it made no difference to me what his sexual orientation was.

  • Nico

    Good for him but, didn’t we know that?
    Anyway, I’m really glad he came outta the closet.

  • [marie]

    Why is this even news..? Aiken was hiding in a glass closet…

  • naty

    Its not a big shocker, I think America already knew. I think that good for him. Life is too short to not be yourself and fight who you are.

  • me…

    bless him

    kind figured he was gay a while ago though. He has something about him that just makes you think he is gay. Hopefully he will be respected.

  • yOyO

    OMG! He’s the ghey?? I had no idea, no one did!! Such a shocker! He did such a good job of hiding it! *rolls eyes*

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    “I just started bawling. She made me pull over the car and it just came out… She started crying. She was obviously somewhat stunned.


    biiish please!

    his mother knew (s)he were gay the second she pushed him out.

    she was crying tears of joy cause she didn’t have to pretend he was straight anymore. lmbao

  • Maria (Shorty)

    I glad that he was able to tell it on HIS TERMS and not anyone else’s. I’m sure everyone knew, but it wasn’t any of their business. It’s his life, he has to live it and he needs to deal with it. I’m sure now that HE’S finally said he’s gay that he will feel comfortable with himself.

    Oh, forgot. Cute little guy he’s got there.

  • Pam

    This makes no difference to me. Clay is a talented entertainer and a man of courage and character. He will make a wonderful father. Quoting from another one of his fans: I accept Clay Aiken with love, pride and gratitude, just as he is!

  • m

    Is there a reason why this is on here twice under different headings? It’s really not necessary JJ.

  • zashley4ever

    i thought he already came out of the closert for ever ago!
    If he didnt he didnt hide it very well!!!
    Some news!

  • agaffka

    Look at that cute little guy!!! Im happy for Clay!! He’s a great person and it really makes no difference too me weather hes gay or not. He’s a great person and thats all that counts. At least he doesnt have to pretend anymore!!! Love you Clay!!! :*:*

  • Bubbaness

    I’d be nice for once to someone to sack up and come out of the closet from left field instead of lying and dodging questions for years and then coming out when there’s a cover story to make money off of.

  • mEEEE

    That little baby is quite a cutie…usually newborns still look like fetuses, but this like guy doesn’t.

  • real world

    Should have told the truth in the first place.We would have would respected him more.

  • http://justjared marie

    Good Lord, who didn’t know that???

  • S***B

    Aiken is GAY??? I am shocked, I had no idea –I mean he seems straight—who wudda knew???? I just cannot believe this NEWS????

  • André

    as if it was news..


  • sillyme

    Wow, it’s funny to hear people say “everybody knew,” when, every time someone said that Clay was gay, his fans would go hysterical because he said he wasn’t and, well, Clay wouldn’t lie to his fans.

  • p

    didnt you already post something about this fagg who i hope will burn in hell
    his baby should be taken away from him!!

  • finally

    Not a big news!!!! Wonder if Ricky Martin will be coming out soon!!!

  • fjnkgnkgkjf

    he needn’t make any explaniations. we can tell that by just looking at his face!

  • British Latin American

    Never could imagine this man with a woman, anyway.

  • b

    everyone already kinda knew he was gay, so it’s no surprise!
    gay people are so disgusting! they make me wanna barf!

  • Mike

    I predict that Ricky Martin will have a similiar cover announcing he is gay while holding his twins.


    Have there always been this many gay people around? In or out of hte closet? Or is the population mushrooming because they are kinda accepted now.

  • newport beach, 92660


    “His mother knew (s)he was gay the second she pushed him out”


    that comment just made my day..

    and YES I agree… EVERYONE in the world knew he was gay…

    anybody who didn’t must have some serious problems… or have trouble noticing things…

    haah! Well , I wonder who’s his…er..partner…

  • duh

    I’m happy for Clay. Unless you’ve walked in his shoes, you’re talking out your ass. I admire him greatly.

  • las vegas nv

    He should have this child taken away. he looks like another wierdo we all know, michael jackson. Gay people should not have kids, you are a disgrace to the world. your fucked up, doesnt mean you gotta announce it and ruin some kids life. christ. its not cool being a faggot. thanks, you dont get into heaven being a homo

  • Ely

    You know his mother was not stunned. Who are you kidding Clay?

  • kll

    It’s sad that this is actually a headline. Who fucking cares he’s gay? Or anyone for that matter? It’s not front page news.

  • WTC?

    I barley know Clay, So I can’t say much. I’ve seen his picture and he definatley looks gay. He just…does. But on behave of his son, I hope that he doesn’t try and force gayness on his son too. Or do it around his son. *shivers*

  • okay

    O RLY?

    anyway…i wonder who the kid’s mother is.

  • Maggez

    It doesn’t matter to me if Clay is gay or straight. In my fantasies he is always the way I want him to be. In my fantasies I am always the way I want myself to be. A little kinky can be a lot of fun.

    I don’t understand those of you who think his son should be taken away from him. WHY??? Parker has two parents who love him very much. Jaymes has wanted a child for a long time. She was married for about twenty years and I don’t know the reason she didn’t have a baby back then. Perhaps her ex-husband didn’t want children or maybe had problems with his sperm. Whatever the reason both she and Clay wanted to have a child and I am very happy for them