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WATCH: Actor Tuc Watkins Comes Out As Gay Dad

Actor Tuc Watkins has revealed that he didn’t just play a gay man on Desperate Housewives, he’s also one in real life.

While promoting his role in the returning soap One Life To Live during an appearance on Marie Osmond’s Hallmark talk show Marie (scheduled to air April 29), the 46-year-old actor who played Bob Hunter on the ABC comedy-drama said he’s now a gay dad who has welcomed twins Catchen and Curtis via a surrogate.

“I played a gay man who was married to his husband who was trying to adopt a kid,” he told Osmond. “In real life at the same time I’m a gay man trying to have a kid through surrogacy. Life and art imitated each other.”

Watkins said he was certain of three things as a kid. “I knew I was gay, I knew I was going to be a dad and I knew that Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is the greatest movie of all time.”

Yes, yes and yes!

By:          JEREMY KINSER
On:           Apr 26, 2013
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    • Homophile


      Apr 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bledoutcolor

      Who the f*** names their son Catchen? Your child is not a verb! The doctor should have smacked him instead of the baby -.-

      Apr 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam


      Apr 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile


      Oh? Is he your kid? No? Then STFU.

      Apr 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bledoutcolor


      Why so serious? Umad bro?

      Apr 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980

      @bledoutcolor: IDK, “Catch.” sounds Catchy? (ugh). Anyway, with school friends like Apple and Sage (other celeb kids), they could make a sentence together.

      Apr 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bledoutcolor

      @alterego1980: Lmfao. You just one the internetz for all of eternity my friend. Well played.

      Apr 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK

      Am I the only HOMO, in the world? how come everyone is GAY?. AdamHomo

      Apr 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bledoutcolor

      @DOFEK: Congrats. Your comment just made the least sense of any comment posted on the Internet EVER.

      Apr 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      Forget about him, who knew Marie Osmond had a talk show???? I find that more shocking!


      PS – check out google images of Tuc…he’s smokin’….

      Apr 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kit McCollum

      Tuc actually came out years ago when he played a gay movie assistant or something like that on a Showtime series called Beggars and Choosers. For some reason, it has stayed low key ever since. He’s just lived his life authentically.

      Apr 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx

      After reading this article, I thought Tuc Watkins & Kevin Rahm, his TV husband in “Desperate Housewives,” were the only TV couple I know about to be played by gay men. But I looked up Rahm on imdb, & he’s straight. Boy, my gaydar needs recalibration.

      Apr 27, 2013 at 12:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC

      What a DILF!!!

      Apr 27, 2013 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      No big surprise…..

      Apr 27, 2013 at 9:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      His gay character on DH’s was such a cliche…..very insulting..the only thing they didn’t do was give him AIDS for a punchline…

      Apr 27, 2013 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      How terrific for young kids today to have positive gay role models like this on TV talking about their own kids. I would have loved to have seen a matter-of-fact talk show interview like this when I was 13 0r 14.

      Apr 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      I already assumed he was gay and out for some reason when I saw him on DH, weird.

      Apr 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69

      Yes, Yes, and Tuc you got lousy taste in musicals! (Just my opinion)

      Apr 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      He is a gay SINGLE father? How the hell has he not been snatched up by somebody special?

      Apr 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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