'White Collar's' Matt Bomer officially comes out gay

Tue. February 14, 2012 9:24 AM by OnTopMag.com

Matt Bomer, star of USA Network's White Collar, has officially come out gay.

In accepting the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards' New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his HIV/AIDS advocacy on Saturday, Bomer publicly thanked his partner, Simon Halls, and their three children.

The 34-year-old Bomer said, "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."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Halls is a publicist with Slate PR.

Bomer, who plays con-man Neal Caffrey in White Collar, which was renewed for a fourth season in August, has previously shied away from discussing his sexual orientation.

"I don't care about that at all," Bomer said, referring to rumors he's gay. "I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life."

Bomer will play the older brother of openly gay student Blaine Anderson (played by Darren Criss) in an upcoming episode of the Fox musical-comedy Glee. He will also play a gay fashion journalist opposite Mark Ruffalo in the upcoming big screen adaption of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS crisis.

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