Charlie Carver has announced he is gay.
The ‘Teen Wolf’ actor, who is most known for his role on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ gave quite a statement on Instagram just hours ago, where he finally felt ready to share the news with his fans.
On the social media platform, the 27-year-old posted five photos, which all read: “be who you needed when you were younger.”
Nobody was expecting Charlie Carver to make the announcement that he was gay, seeing that nobody would have thought it in the first place.
The Hollywood star reveals that he’s not the usual type to share motivational messages all over Instagram, but confessed that this specific one stuck with him.
He writes: “As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things! I thought I wanted to be a painter, a soccer player, a stegosaurus… But the acting thing stuck. It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade.”
He concluded his caption by adding: “For me, and my family, it was a precious conversation, one where I felt that I’d begun to claim myself, my life, and what felt like the beginning of a very-adult-notion of my own Authenticity. For that, and for them, I am forever grateful.”
The actor, who is soon to hit his 30s, clearly didn’t want to enter the new decade of his life by holding on to a secret he no longer wanted to keep to himself.
Charlie writes that just because he had the courage to come out and live his life the way he wants to doesn’t mean that you should, too.
He stresses that you should make sure you come out at a time when you know you are ‘safe’ to do so, in the hopes of not being neglected by your family members. Especially to those who are still living with parents, who are against homosexuality.
“If you feel like you want to Come Out, make sure first and foremost that you have a support system and will be safe,” he warns his fans.
“I would never encourage anyone to Come Out only to find themselves in harm’s way – a disproportionate number of Homeless American (and Global) Youth are members of the LGBTQ community who were kicked out of their families and homes out of hate and prejudice.”
Charlie Carver will live his life so much more authentically now that he can finally be who he wants to be. Or better yet, who he has been his entire life.