WWE wrestler Darren Young is in love!
Darren Young appeared on NBC’s The Today Show this morning and is quickly showing himself to be a wonderful openly gay role model.
His non-chalant coming out to TMZ this week was a far cry from all of the hoopla and Sports Illustrated cover that accompanied NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out in April.
But Collins was an inspiration to Young and the two spoke on the phone last night.
Young’s real name is Fred Rosser but I’m going to stick with his WWE stage name to avoid confusion. Anyway, he’s also in love!
He told Matt Lauer: ‘I have the best of both worlds. I’m in love, and I wrestle for one of the greatest organizations in the world, the WWE, and I’m a lucky man.’
TMZ is reporting that Young is in love with a man named Nick (pictured with him) and that the couple are living together in Florida.
He also told Lauer: ‘I felt like it was the right place and the right time and I feel that by coming out, I’m going to make a big difference in a lot of people’s lives”
He had ‘been suppressing these feelings for so long.’ He was happy to be able to come out on his own terms and not be outed earlier by someone else before he was ready.
‘I’ll be honest with you, I was terrified, and I think anybody in my shoes would feel the same way,’ he said. ‘It took some guts.’
I like this guy!!!