“There is no closet”
You know him as Jamal. Jussie Smollet plays a gay singer/songwriter on the hit TV show Empire. The actor had a chance to sit down and have a personal chat today with Ellen DeGeneres, and he opens up about his personal life.
‘It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet,’ Smollett said.
The Empire star Jussie Smollett says “There’s never been a close that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home.”
‘So that’s why I choose not to talk bout my personal life. But there is without a doubt, no closet that I’ve ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear, but it was most important for me to make that clear to you on your show at this time in the world. And that’s where I’m at,’ he added.
‘So lets not read into it the wrong when I say that I don’t talk about my personal life, I’m saying that. But it is in no way to hide or deny who god made me. Ya know?’
‘My mama knows. My mama likes me a lot,’ Smollett added. ‘And yes I take her to the Sound of Music sing-along every, single year.
‘So, any questions? But you know honestly, we’re humans and we love and we do all that good stuff. So I’m honored for this opportunity and I’m honored to be here with you.’
We’re happy for you Jussie! Watch it here!