Matt Bomer admits what we already knew: He's gay

Feb 14, 2012 at 5:27 p.m. ET

White Collar star Matt Bomer officially came out during an acceptance speech last weekend. Do we really care who he chooses to date?

Matt Bomer admits he's gay

Gorgeous White Collar star Matt Bomer hasn't exactly been forthcoming with his personal life. And why should he? Many fans already knew about his sexual preference, so there was no real reason to talk about it.

That's all changed now. Bomer thanked his partner — and the co-parent to his three sons — while accepting the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award from the Desert AIDS Project last weekend.

"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," he said.

The Magic Mike star joins a long list of male celebrities — including Ricky Martin and Lance Bass — who officially expressed their sexuality in a public way. Not that it really matters — fans don't care if Bomer is gay or straight.

"Why not 'congrats Matt Bomer for winning humanitarian award from @DesertAIDS' instead of 'look who's come out' which was not the intention," a White Collar fan tweeted after the news came out.

"Seriously! That is definitely the more important message than what the media is running with," The Desert AIDS Project replied.

Bomer told Details in a 2010 interview that he didn't want to talk about his private life too much because he's too trusting.

"I don't care about that at all. I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life," he said when asked about the gay rumors. "I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders. I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I've realized in this business, that's not necessarily the smartest thing to be."

Next up for Bomer is a guest appearance as Darren Criss' brother on Glee, as well as the Broadway play The Normal Heart. It sounds like we'll be seeing a lot of him in the upcoming months — and that's just fine with us!

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