“I’ve never been in any sort of closet … I was never really in the house,” the 27-year-old actor said during a Pride event with The Infatuation blog in New York City this week. “I think it’s one thing to hide … and it’s one thing to come out of the closet in a public statement.”
“But I’ve always done me and never been shy …” he added, “and have been vocal about it.”
Tortorella is currently dating a woman, but says he hasn’t shied away from his attractions towards men. “It’s just a fluidity,” he told Page Six. “We’re all kind of moving into this one situation.”
He’s also hip to the open relationship trend.
“I think that an open relationship or a polyamorous relationship or an understanding of sorts is acceptable in this day and age,” he told Cosmopolitan in January of this year. “Relationships and people are my hobby of sorts. I love exchanging energy with people and getting to know people and falling in and out of love.”
But, he says, cheating is another story entirely.
“Cheating inherently is a terrible thing,” he expressed to Cosmo. “If you’re going behind the other person’s back and if there’s any type of malice, you’re a bad person, end of story.”
We’ve been saying the same thing for a while now — be honest with the people you love, even if it makes you uncomfortable. If they really love you back, they’re going to be understanding and compassionate!
We give Tortorella two big thumbs up for being man enough to speak so candidly and ditch the stigma.