American singer Michael Angelakos, front man of Passion Pit has come out as gay on a podcast.
Michael Angelakos, frontman of Passion Pit has come out as gay on a podcast produced by writer Brett Easton Ellis.
Angelakos, 28 who has released 3 albums in the UK divorced his wife Kristy Mucci earlier in 2015.
They were married for two years.
The singer decided to come out to Brett because he “admires” him. He admitted that the most difficult thing about coming out was admitting he was gay to himself.
After the podcast was released Angelakos took to Twitter to write,
“everything’s going to be okay”
and then went on to thank his fans saying,
“i’ve received so many kind and supportive messages today. thank you for reaching out and being so kind to me.”
He said that his ex-wife was extremely supportive on hearing the news. He remarked,
“I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much,
“I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.
“When I decided to really deal with it head on – which was, I don’t know, in June – she was the one that kind of spearheaded it in a way.
“She said, ‘You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality, you can’t hate yourself any more.’”