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British Justice Minister Crispin Blunt Is So Not Coming Out Because Some Sordid Scandal Is About to Break

Oh Ken Mehlman, you’re already being out-gayed by the news cycle. First a Power Ranger comes out, and now a British politico is coming out. Bonus: He’s married!

Crispin Blunt, the justice minister for the Conservative Party, says in a brief statement: “Crispin Blunt wishes to make it known that he has separated from his wife Victoria. He decided to come to terms with his homosexuality and explained the position to his family. The consequence is this separation. There is no third party involvement, but this is difficult for his immediate and wider family and he hopes for understanding and support for them. The family do not wish to make any further public comment and hope that their privacy will be respected as they deal with these difficult private issues.”

By “no third party involvement,” does that mean there’s no significant other waiting in the wings? No escort about to spill a story to the Sun?

Of course what Blunt, 50, is best known for is prison parties.

Earlier this summer the newly appointed minister was caught up in a bruising row with Downing Street after he gave a speech on penal reform that was seized on by tabloid newspapers. Blunt was later said to have been rebuked by officials from No 10 for proposing a relaxation on rules governing fancy dress parties and comedy workshops in prisons. He was also reported to have annoyed David Cameron by referring to the prime minister’s membership of the Bullingdon Club at Oxford University.