10 Heartwarming Celebrity Coming Out Stories

10 JUNE, 2022

By Monu Jha

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus, who identifies as pansexual, came out to her mom Tish when she was 14 -- although at the time, she identified as bisexual. In an interview, she recalled that she told her mom that she felt similarly about both girls and boys.


Shortly after JoJo Siwa publicly came out as gay, she opened up about telling her parents  who said they already had a feeling that she would come out to them one day.

JoJo Siwa


Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres says she came out to her mom Betty when she was in love for the first time as a young woman.


Dan Levy

When Dan Levy came out to his parents as a teenager, it was actually because they asked him if he was gay. When Dan shared that he was, his parents told him that they had known all along and fully supported him.


Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato had an emotional experience telling their parents about their sexuality.


Ruby Rose says her mom knew about her daughter's sexual orientation even when she was young.

Ruby Rose


When Sara Ramirez took on the role of Callie Torres, a bisexual doctor on "Grey's Anatomy," they hadn't yet come out about being bisexual themselves.

Sara Ramirez


When Evan Rachel Wood was ready to come out as bisexual, she had a young son and wasn't sure how he was going to react.

Evan Rachel Wood


Amber Rose, who identifies as bisexual, says that when she came out to her mom there were no issues and she just wanted her daughter to be happy with whoever she chose.

Amber Rose


Kal Penn says he discovered his own sexuality "relatively late in life" so when he came out to his Indian parents about his relationship with his partner Josh, he was worried about their reaction.

Kal Penn


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