Recently Out Skier Gus Kenworthy Has a Boyfriend After Coming Out as Gay
World champion skier and Olympic medalist, Gus Kenworthy, who came out last month, is dating someone.
Kenworthy revealed to People magazine in an interview that he has a new boyfriend that he is seeing, but it’s “still new.”
Kenworthy also told the mag the reason why he came out: “I guess I just got to a point where it was just really painful and it was taking a lot out of me, trying to keep up the facade, and just constantly lying and avoiding questions and dodging answers.
“And I guess I just wanted to get to a point where I was free and – I don’t want to be ashamed of part of me, I just want to be proud of it. And I encourage that of other people.”
The young athlete, who took home a silver medal at the Sochi games in Men’s Freestyle Skiing for his performance in the Slopestyle competition, came out on his Twitter account October 22 and writing: ‘I am gay.’
Kenworthy revealed in the interview that he wanted to wait until he was the best in the world at freestyle skiing to finally come out as gay.
He said: “I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do.
“I didn’t want to come out as the silver medalist from Sochi. I wanted to come out as the best freeskier in the world.”
Kenworthy added that it was difficult at times on tour when he was asked if his girlfriend was in attendance and he had to say no – despite the fact that his boyfriend was there supporting him.
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