That day, Colton reflected on some of his memories in the city in an Instagram post.
“I’ve been revisiting my old stomping grounds this week & am about to go see the old hostel where I used to live in Koreatown on Canal st,” Colton wrote. “So many beautiful memories in NYC. I’m gettin all sentimental haha :)”
Rachel Bloom looks gorgeous in a black and white floral dress as she arrives on the red carpet at the 2016 College Television Awards on Wednesday (May 25) at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old actress was joined by Jane Lynch and Bellamy Young at the awards event, which is the college equivalent of the Emmys.
“I’m so happy for Colton,” Stephen said in an interview with E! News. “A fan three or four months ago at a Comic-Con convention basically tried to bait me into outing him. I got in touch with [Colton] and was like, ‘Hey, man, this happened [and] I didn’t know what to say. I simply deflected and we moved on.’…He emailed me back and said, ‘You know, I really appreciate that and I’ve recently made some decisions over the past few months and I’m excited about what’s in the future.’ I’m excited for him, too.”
Colton has been open with his struggle with anxiety and how it has affected his work in the past.
“I’ve seen him struggle with anxiety and that’s why he, well certainly one of the reasons why, he left Teen Wolf and he left Arrow. When he came back to Arrow this year simply for an episode, it was such a different version of Colton. He and I bonded more. I’m very very happy for him,” Stephen added.
“He sent me a very funny text message yesterday for National Send a Nude day…He enjoyed it and so did I,” Stephen continued. “It might have been Colton and I engaged in some after hours Arrow cave activity with our heads Photoshopped on other bodies. I’ll leave it at that.”
The 27-year-old Teen Wolf star confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly in an interview released on Thursday (May 5) after rumors began circulating early this year.
“I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything,” Colton said about the rumors. “But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”
Colton said hiding his identity added to his struggle with anxiety.
“People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting,” Colton said. “People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.”
The 27-year-old Arrow actor shared the photo on Instagram to celebrate hitting four million followers on the social media app.
“So happy to make more art with @thetylershields. Today I hit 4 Million followers on Instagram. I want to take a moment to express my gratitude & love to all of you who’ve continued to support me,” Colton captioned the picture.
“I know I can be odd & come off a bit weird sometimes but honestly…my career & life didn’t actually start flourishing until the day I decided to listen to my own instincts and do what I want to do/be myself and not mask that,” Colton added. “I’m not going to conform to what people think is normal…and neither should any of you. That’s so freakin boring haha. Be weird. Be yourself cause at the end of the day…that’s honestly all that matters. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, & magical person that you are. Sending love to all of you :).”