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.”

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