Who knew! Matt Bomer is married and has been since 2011
Way to keep a secret! Matt Bomer is married to his longtime partner and has been since 2011.
The “White Collar” star, who will next appear in the HBO film “The Normal Heart,” let the nuptial news go wide via a feature in Details magazine’s May issue.
It turns out that Bomer, who quietly came out in 2012, wed longtime partner Simon Halls, a Hollywood publicist, in 2011. The actor has previously spoken about Halls and their three sons, after telling Elle in 2010, “My favorite actors are people who I don’t know anything about, and I can project any character onto them. They focus on their work and then go live their lives with the people they love.”
The couple has reportedly been together for more than a decade.
Though the 36-year-old doesn’t directly discuss his union, writer Howie Kahn frames the actor’s involvement in “The Normal Heart” -- based on gay-rights activist Larry Kramer’s 1985 play, which won three Tony Awards in a 2011 revival -- around the fact of the marriage.
“I wouldn’t have a lot of the rights I have today if it wasn’t for people like Larry,” Bomer told the mag, and that’s when the topic of marriage came up.
He’d advocated for same-sex marriage in a 2012 staged reading of the play “8" that also featured Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
In “Normal Heart,” the “Magic Mike” cast member will play dying AIDS patient Felix Turner, a former reporter for the New York Times, and wanted to be in the film as a form of “reciprocal advocacy,” Kahn writes.
When Bomer found out that “Glee” and “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy was throwing around the idea in 2011, he said, he immediately lobbied for a meeting.
“I just wanted to be involved with the project in some capacity. I didn’t care what my part was.”
The film, which also stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons, premieres May 25 on the premium cable channel.
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