We’ve learned one thing about White Collar‘s Matt Bomer: Many of you have an opinion about him! The actor is openly gay, but not “openly” as in “tell all the fans of his USA Network show,” but “openly” as in “Hollywood industry knows and that’s as far as we want this story going.” Which explains why there was such an effort to get Queerty to yank its story about how his partner is Simon Halls, chief of publicity giant PMK (pictured, right), and how they are raising kids together, and how there are photos floating around of him smooching on his ex-boyfriend. But when Details asked him about the rumors — rumors! — he’s a mo, he responded like this:
“I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.”
This may be true! But his way of showing how much he doesn’t “care” about the rumors is to not acknowledge the obvious. “I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders,” he tells the magazine (via BoyCulture). “I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I’ve realized in this business, that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be. I definitely have a thing or two to learn from the con artists.”
Oh man, what rabbit hole did we just go down? Sounds like somebody’s been duped in this Hollywood industry. And it wouldn’t be the first time. But here we have a magazine asking questions that needn’t be answered, because the questions themselves — and your non-answers! — essentially confirm the, ahem, rumors.
Which is fine. It’s how Bomer is playing the game. And it’s not going to keep us from tuning in every week to see Neal Caffrey solve major heists and bone hot chicks.Woot!