How could this possibly be, you ask?
Because, Walton says, his mother is a lesbian.
“This girl I really liked, she came to my house, and she found out about my mum and said, ‘Look, I can’t do this because it makes me uncomfortable,'” he said in an interview, PinkNews reports.
Walton is currently a contestant on the X Factor. He recently opened up about his mother coming out when he was 11 years old, and how he’s dealt with people who don’t understand.
“She was still married to my dad then,” he explains. “It was hard to see that. My dad was heartbroken.”
His friends, Walton says, didn’t get it.
“I got a lot of stick for it,” he says. “All my mates were saying ‘Oh, that’s gay,’ and I’d say, ‘Don’t say that about my mum.’ I tried to explain to them what it’s like. And I’d say, ‘If it was your mum, how would you feel?'”
Walton says he has never been ashamed of his mom. He loves her no matter what. In fact, he now lives with she and her partner, Jackie, at their home in Castleford, Yorkshire.
“You can’t disown your mum,” he says. “If she is happy, that’s the main thing.”
Scroll down to see a few more photos of sexy Mr. Walton. Seriously, what was that silly girl thinking when she turned him down?!