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'Supergirl' & Grey's Anatomy's Chyler Leigh Opens Up About Her Sexuality

'Supergirl' & Grey's Anatomy's Chyler Leigh Opens Up About Her Sexuality

Supergirl and Grey’s Anatomy actress Chyler Leigh is speaking about her sexuality for the first time, and while she did not specify how she identifies, fans are showing their support.

“When I was told that my [Supergirl] character was to come out in season 2, a flurry of thoughts and emotions flew through and around me because of the responsibility I personally felt to authentically represent Alex’s journey,” the-38-year-old actress wrote in a blog for Create Change. “What I didn’t realize was how the scene where she finally confessed her truth would leap off the pages of the script and genuinely become a variation of my own. IRL.”

“My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest each take we filmed, every time presenting another opportunity to get those honest words out of my mouth. Though they don’t exactly match my personal dialogue, the heart behind it surely did. From the director, the press, the media, the cast, and the fans, I’m still told that it was the most realistic coming out scene they’d ever witnessed. And to steal from Alex’s words, that’s because there’s some truth to what she said about me,” she added.

“It’s been a long and lonely road for both my husband and myself but I can whole-heartedly say that after all these years, he and I are still discovering the depths of ourselves and each other,” she added. “But throughout our journey we’ve learned to be proud of who we are, no matter the cost.”

Chyler has been married to her husband Nathan West since 2012 and they share three kids.

A few months ago, Chyler revealed a diagnosis she had received.

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