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Taron Egerton opens up about his sexuality after “coming out”

One of the world’s great mysteries has been cleared up — Taron Egerton did not come out of the closet last month.

The Rocketman actor sent the industrial speculation complex a-spinning in October with one little ambiguous Instagram post, but in a new interview, he’s cleared up the confusion.

Here’s the post that left everyone, including us, wondering:

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Cutie. My boy ??

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“Cutie. My boy [heart],” read the caption on a photo of an unidentified person.

When someone asked for the guy’s name in the comments, Egerton responded, “nah, he’s mine and mine only.”

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Egerton also reportedly liked a comment that asked: “does that mean he’s got a boyfriend now?”

Social media was flooded with posts celebrating the actor’s step out of the closet, but Egerton has now reversed course on the story.

“One of the lads was at my London flat and I Instagrammed a picture of him and said ‘Look at this cutie’, and a million outlets reported I was coming out as gay”, he said to Metro.

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“I’m not gay but two of my mates came out when I was 15 and it was a joy to support them because, as a group, we are all secure in who we are.”

Egerton will star as Sir Elton John in the upcoming biopic about the singer, Rocketman, which follows John’s rise to stardom in the ’60s and ’70s.

Rocketman will arrive in theaters in may 2019.