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Bisexual actor Nico Tortorella: ‘People are so f*****g uptight about love’

As someone who dates both men and women, actor Nico Tortorella has become comfortable in his own skin and hopes others will be too.

‘I’m comfortable somewhere under the bisexual label, and I’m proud of it,’ the Younger star tells PrideSource in an interview posted today.

‘People are so fucking uptight about love. Love is supposed to be one specific way. You’re supposed to get married and have kids and that’s it – oh, and you’re probably supposed to marry the opposite sex. That just isn’t the case for so many fucking people.’

But Tortorella, also the host of the popular podcast The Love Bomb, knows it’s a tough journey for people just as it was for him.

‘I just wanna make it clear that it was not always easy for me. For sure, as a kid. I had a really bad stutter from 8 to 11. I wasn’t doing any theater, and sexuality in my household was one thing and one thing only. Anything heard or talked about or seen outside of it was gross in one way or another. I mean, big Italian family in Chicago. It didn’t exist anywhere in my family. I didn’t have any gay relatives. It just wasn’t anywhere.’

‘The struggle was real,’ he adds. ‘When I got sober, really, is when I decided that I wasn’t going to not be unapologetically myself, and I really just stepped into it.’

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2 Remarks

  1. I kind of felt like my generation was the last of the kids that didn’t have any role models in the world. It is unusual to hear of someone so young feeling as though they were alone.

  2. June 8th, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    K. Martinez says:

    Nico is so right! People ARE fucking uptight about love. They judge other people’s relationships and how they should be loving each other. I say be true to yourself and love how you love. People can love someone of their own sex, can love someone much younger or much older than themselves and they can even love more than one person at a time. And some people love one person at a time throughout life. I dislike it when people try to define love for others and put them into boxes and categories and judge them as failures.

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