After hiding his sexuality, Dan is now opening up.
“Being a young actor in the industry, I had a lot of people who strongly advised me to stay quiet,” he told People magazine. “That was hard to live with. But I’ve never played a gay role before and I didn’t want to be limited by some strange perception. When I went to work on a new show or film, there was always a process of letting people know.”
The pair got married in New York City on Saturday after getting engaged in February 2016.
He continued, “It was a hard decision to figure out how to approach it in a public way. there are some actors out there now who just keep it as an unspoken aspect of their life and never discuss it in public. But then there are men like Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto. I look up to them and see how them being so open affected other people and the country’s perception of gay people. And Nico Tortorella, who is also on Younger, has inspired me by the way he’s become such an advocate for sexual fluidity. I think the more open actors can be the less stigma there will be attached, which will be a positive thing moving forward.”
His husband Eric admitted that keeping the relationship secret for TEN years was “difficult at times,” but he knew Dan’s choice to come out publicly “was a decision he had to come to for himself.”
Congratulations to the beautiful, happy couple!