Yesterday, Clay Aiken shared with the world that yes, he is gay and has been for a very long time. Of course, there was a LOT of feedback on this, especially from his fans nicknamed Claymates; many of them were not happy and felt that he had betrayed them with this admission.
However, I applaud Clay for taking an honest stand about who he is, especially now with baby Parker in the picture. His best friend Jaymes Foster, who was inseminated to carry Parker, had this to say about Clay coming out:
I totally support him. It’s his choice. It’s a choice that he made. I love him and I’ll support him in any choice that he makes, whether as an entertainer, or a father, human being, of course I support him.
She’s staying with Clay at his house in North Carolina, and they both are taking care of the baby: he’s got nail clipping duty, while she drew bath time. Sounds like a pretty good arrangement!
In addition, another singer who had a VERY public outing himself as well, Lance Bass, had this to say about Clay’s decision to make his lifestyle public:
“I’m happy for him,” says Bass, 29. “It’s good to see someone actually being true to who they are. I think it’s something that’s nice to share with the world, because it really does relieve a lot of pressure off of you.”
Last, but not least, here’s a great video of Clay Aiken on Good Morning America this morning: listen to him singing to baby Parker, and he also talks about his decision to come out.