Perhaps playing a con man on White Collar has taught Matt Bomer how to keep things on the DL. Or perhaps it comes from sharing a home with longtime partner, super publicist Simon Halls. Whatever the reason the 36-year-old actor knows how to deliver a bombshell. Bomer first publicly acknowledged that he is a gay man when he thanked Halls and their three sons during an award acceptance speech in 2012, but now in a cover story for Details, the star of HBO’s upcoming The Normal Heart reveals that he and Halls have been married for three years.
Bomer also discusses his long relationship with Larry Kramer’s searing play, revealing that he first read the AIDS-themed drama in high school.
“At the time, I was clueless and obviously in a different place in relation to my sexuality,” Bomer said. “I was in romantic relationships with girls—whatever that means at 14. But I read it. And it completely rocked my world.”
Costar Alfred Molina predicts that after their film premieres on May 25 even bigger things await Bomer.
“What Matt’s done will redefine him,” Molina told Details. “All Matt’s professional life, he’s clearly been a very good actor, but I think this performance puts him there among the greats.”
This bodes well for one of Bomer’s upcoming projects, a film bio of the great, but tragic gay actor Montgomery Clift.
Watch Bomer discuss Normal Heart, the Magic Mike sequel and his work out regimen below.