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Country music star TJ Osborne posts sweetest message to his boyfriend


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Gay, country music star TJ Osborne posted a super sweet birthday message to his boyfriend, Abi Ventura.

On Instagram, Osborne wrote, “Abi, you coming into this world has completely changed mine forever. I never knew what people meant when they said they feel seen and omg wow now do I get what if feels like to truly be seen because of you. You see me. I see you. I’ve never felt love like this. I’ve never felt happiness like this. Thank you for loving me for who I am. Happy Birthday mi corazon @abiezervh”

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Accompanying the message was a photo of Osborne kissing Ventura in a swimming pool.

Osborne, 36, is best known as half of the duo The Brothers Osborne. He came out as gay in an interview with Time last year.

“I’m very comfortable being gay,” he told the magazine. “I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with. That feels so strange.”

Osborne went on to reveal that the conservative, homophobic atmosphere within country music prompted him to stay closeted. “I don’t think I’m going to get run off the stage in Chicago. But in a rural town playing a county fair? I’m curious how this will go.”

Thankfully, his coming out seems not to have dented his success. His announcement was met with a whole heap of support. Last November, he received a standing ovation at the Country Music Awards when he and his brother took home the award for Duo Of The Year. When they were announced as winners, TJ also made headlines by turning to kiss his boyfriend, Ventura. It was the first time the pair had been seen in public.

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Not much is publicly known about Ventura. His Instagram is locked and it’s only since the CMA appearance that Osborne has begun to post snaps of them together.


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