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Empire’s Jussie Smollet confirms his sexuality to Ellen

“There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet.”

Jussie Smollet

Jussie Smollet, who plays gay character Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, coming out to Ellen DeGeneres on the latter’s ABC talk show. Smollet has never publicly confirmed his sexuality, but told DeGeneres because he was worried that not confirming his sexuality was sending the wrong message.

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