While friends and family were already aware, TJ Osborne took the brave step this week to come out publicly and say that he’s gay.
In an Instagram video TJ shared, “I want to take a second and talk about an article that I just recently did, that I’m very proud of…if you haven’t read it, it’s kind of important that you do, otherwise this message is out of context…and it’s quite frankly just random. So, anyhow, I just wanted to say that I’m very proud to put this out there, I want to let you all know that have gotten to know me over the years that, the person you know is me! And now you just know more about me. I think that’s so important in so many ways. I know it’s going to help my relationship with my fans, with my family, and honestly it will help my relationship with myself, and I just wanted to thank everyone for support and love y’all.”
The article TJ is referring to is from Time.
Friends, fans and fellow country music stars all took to social media to show support, which led to the Brothers Osborne posting, “Words can’t describe the immense amount of love we feel today. This world, as imperfect as it may be, is beautiful at its core and our collective open minds/hearts are what make anything possible. Wishing the best that love has to offer to each and every one of you.”
TJ posted, “This story always seemed too mountainous to tell but now that it’s been told I am at a loss for words as to how clear the path was all along. Thanks to all of the pillars of people I have in my life.”
He also made an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show to discuss the announcement.
Watch the conversation between TJ and Ellen here…
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