On Tumblr, a user wrote of the 27-year-old actor, “When I found out Colton Haynes had a secret gay past, I got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life.”
On his personal Tumblr, Haynes quickly responded to the remark:
Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets 🙂
Although the “Arrow” actor has thus far remained tight-lipped about the meaning behind his remark, a number of publications have interpreted the post as him publicly acknowledging that he’s gay. The Huffington Post has reached out to a press representative for Haynes for comment.
The actor’s sexuality has been the subject of heavy media speculation for some time. The “secret gay past” that the Tumblr user was referencing could refer to a March 2006 photo series that ran in the now-defunct publication XY which purportedly showed Haynes kissing another man.
In 2013, Haynes was spotted in an airport holding hands with his “Arrow” co-star, John Barrowman, who is gay. Barrowman, who married husband Scott Gill that same year, laughed off the incident in a Greg In Hollywood interview.
“He’s a great kid and we have a great time and he’s becoming a really good friend, which I think is really nice,” Barrowman said of Haynes.
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