Matt Bomer Officially Comes Out As Gay

Matt Bomer Officially Comes Out As Gay

Matt Bomer accepts an award at the 18th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday (February 11) in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 34-year-old White Collar actor received the New Generation Arts & Activism award for his work with HIV/AIDS awareness.

At the ceremony, Matt publicly thanked his partner, Simon Halls (pictured), and their children on stage for the first time.

“I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry,” Matt said. “Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”

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  • bedds

    An already out of the closet man comes out as gay? Shocking!

  • nonya


  • Shauna

    Yay! An even better reason to love him now that he’s out and proud!
    When I met him a few months ago he was so nice and offered to sign autographs for all my family members and take pictures! Such a great personality and so kind!
    He’s such a great Dad, husband, actor, all of the above!

  • lima

    Is everyone in Hollywood gay? I’m happy for Matt, don’t get me wrong, but it just seems like there aren’t ANY straight guys in Hollywood. Just gay or bi.

  • Asha

    Damn, all the good ones are gay.

  • lola

    The declaration he made to his partner and kids was just ADORABLE, the rest of the speech inspired, he keeps on being incredibly perfect. We also love you unconditionally Matt !

  • Julie

    I’m confused. I thought he was already out? Just because he doesn’t give the media all the details of his personal life doesn’t mean he’s in the closet.

  • Sarah.

    Good for him he’s officially out! Apparently that’s a big deal, to come out. I don’t get it. But I love him anyway, and White Collar is awesome!

  • BEAN

    Hardly, but ok

  • I know

    What a waste. So good looking . Oh well

  • sarah

    This is like the ultimate HW power couple, futur A-lister and powerful publicist. They also have the cutest kids around. Back off Brandgelina, the Bomer-Halls are coming your way !

  • llws88

    Not that this is a shock….I wanted to marry him….*sighs*…he’s still sexy no matter what!

  • Holly

    @lima: Yes they are!

  • SG

    Awesome power couple.

  • leslie

    People always knew he was gay, it’s only the crazy fangirls who thought otherwise.

    Good to him and his partner and his kids.

  • ethel

    hardly ever any news, the next one will be anderson cooper

  • A

    @I know: It’s not actually a waste as gay people now go through IVF or find another way to spread their genes instead of adopting.

  • pickles

    I don’t get it. There is a huge difference between something that’s personal & private and something that is a secret. Matt Bomer was never IN the closet as far as I could see. So this whole “he came out” thing is silly. He was out.

    He was just living his life and being himself. Not hiding. The media seems like they insist that they have to be in everyone’s personal business. Well, not everyone is like the Kardashians.

    Don[‘t get me wrong. I’m glad he thanked his beautiful family. But everyone thanks their families. Are gay people so different that when they thank their family it is a headline? I like Matt. I’m happy he has such a loving adorable family and I respect him for being protective of their privacy. I hate these celebrities who have to plaster their kids faces everywhere. Jessica Alba I’m talking to you.

  • SG

    @leslie: Er, his “crazy fangirls” all knew he was gay, and were completely supportive. Get a clue before you post total nonsense.

  • ace11

    Wait a minute…Is partner is BI??

    he must have had kids with a women

  • zend


  • Roslyn

    The universe is amazing! The worlds most sexy and handsome man and one of its best actors is gay. Got to love irony!

  • Marion

    Awesome! Even if he wasn’t exactly “in”, so happy that he did this and people now can stop criticizing him.

    Also, congrats for the award!!!


    @lima: Pretty much. Also, this is about as surprising as Adam Lambert’s announcement.

  • Leenah

    If he’s happy..I’m happy.Matt seems such a positive person and that’s all that matters.

  • Paris

    He’s hot! :-P

  • Teron

    Give you any ideas Ian, Zach, Henry, Kellan?

  • R

    Anderson Cooper, Jim Parsons, Lee Pace , Colton Haynes etc next please, preferably at the same time so it will make internet explode.

  • abc

    agree with Julie, Pickles, and prob some others. he hasn’t been “in” just doesn’t feel the need to broadcast this personal life. he brought his son to the super bowl- he just lives his life- good for him.

  • lala

    @Asha: that is such a lie…i mean matt damon isn’t gay…for example…

  • Nina

    why is he doing that to me?!!! oh well fml

  • Melina

    His female fans support him and love him. He is sexy and charming.
    He is an amazing leading men. Best of luck in his bright future.

    His husband and him look great together. They also have beautiful kids, good for them for staying classy. :)

  • hal

    hear that Luke Evans?
    Now aren’t you even more ashamed for having gone back IN the closet to supposedly help your carer?

  • ladys

    I’m sure this makes me a bad person, but I wish Matt Bomer’s partner was hotter. NOW what am I going to have twisted voyeuristic fantasies about? :)

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    ..I seen him with his boyfriend two times in the west village. Once in the puring rain, I was getting soaked while being geeked!

  • Old news becomes New again

    Old News becomes new again… to some. Unlike the tiltle of this article, the bigger news is that he is the recipient of this award. A big night for Matt and his beautiful family :) I think Matt Bomer and Simon Halls do make a very nice looking couple. So happy for you Matt.

  • FFer

    That whole gay thing is so dead…

  • Jess

    No kidding, Matt!
    But in all seriousness, good for him finally owning up to it.

  • reeven



  • anna

    He’s a gorgeous, seemingly intelligent and kind man who happens to be gay. Who cares, why is this news?

  • WoWza

    And it doesn’t matter, we love you the same Matt!

  • FortyFiveFug

    they gays as hell lookin and not attractive at all.. ewwh and the poopshooter game too ewwh

  • 4u2nv

    he is such a gorgeous man!

  • Normal Hearted.

    He sounds very nervous lol Thanks for the video. White Collar sucks! I can’t wait for the movie, The Normal Heart. He plays a gay man. What a perfect timing to come out.

  • SG

    @Jess: He wasn’t “owning up” to anything – he’d never hidden anything, just not made a big deal about it.

    And @ “Normal Hearted”, I wouldn’t say “nervous” so much as “emotional”.

  • filter

    OMG! Can’t believe he came out just like that, Anyway He Got fame already nothing to be rejected.

  • lc

    He’s still the sexiest man alive

  • Rocky


    Could not agree with you more. Love him!! Hell, I’d do him, don’t care if he is gay. Love White Collar!

  • Rocky


    I KNOW!! We’re left with Jonah Hill. Let me throw up now!!

  • Rocky


    HA! HA! I know what you mean. Nothing wrong about that.