Is an American actor, Wentworth Miller aka Michael Scofield in a relationship after coming out of the closet as gay in 2013?
It was 2009, when Wentworth Miller wooed the TV audiences with his portrayal of Michael Scofield in the series, ‘Prison Break’. First, he came as the distant prisoner then the second season witnessed his colorful aura, proving that he could express vivid emotion in one character. He has also showcased his acting stints on the CW series, The Flash, and superhero show, Legends of Tomorrow.
We’ll cover the relationship details regarding the actor Wentworth Miller who initially denied being gay in 2007 but finally approved his sexual orientation in 2013.
Wentworth Miller Came out as Gay in 2013
In the beginning, he was reluctant to accept his sexual orientation. He even denied being gay to Instyle Magazine. Further, in one of the interviews, he confessed that he yearned to settle down, having his wife and kids around.
Caption: Is Wentworth Miller aka Michael Scofield in a relationship after coming out as gay?| Image Source: TVLine
After all of the efforts of denial, he came out as gay in 2013. He wrote a letter for GLAAD’s website, turning down an invitation to be at the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival. Why? The letter also revealed his love for the country, Russia, and its ancestral history; however, its propaganda law against gay people changed his mind. He would have agreed to attend the Film Festival, but as a gay man, Miller brushed aside an invitation.
“…cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like me are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly”
Contribution to the LGBTQ Community
Miller is relieved to come out of the closet. Since 2013, he is persuading youth to stay strong during difficulties. Once, he revealed his desire to portray a character, who speaks for gay citizens and the LGBTQ community.
Caption: Wentworth Miller initially denied being gay in 2007| Image Source: Take Part
The actor has been opened about his suicidal thoughts and depression too. During teenager, he dealt with suicidal thoughts and didn’t open up to anyone because he believed in no helping hands. With booming suicidal thoughts and depression, he started taking comfort in food. As a result, he gained extra pounds, and many made fun of his weight gain in 2010. However, his mental health healed with his contribution to NGOs- Human Rights campaign, Mankind Project, and Active Minds.
Wentworth Miller’s Relationship Status?
It took a long while for Miller to go public with his sexual orientation. Hence, it can be assumed that he is a close book. He has rarely leaked his private details.
Caption; Wentworth Miller spotted with Luke Macfarlane; Are they dating? Image Source: Gossip
Back in 2007, he was romantically linked with Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane. The same year he declined he was a gay man to Instyle Magazine. Similarly, he didn’t assure nor decline if he was going out with Macfarlane. Further, rumor has it; he has been in a relationship with Kristoffer Cusick and a Hollywood photographer Mark Liddel.
How old is Wentworth Miller?
Born on 2 June 1972, he is in his late forties, 48 years old to be exact. Both of his parents are teachers. His mother, Roxann Palm, is an education teacher, while his father, Wentworth E. Miller II, also holds the same profession.
Growing up in Park Slope Brooklyn, he inherits mixed ethnicity from his American parents. Roxann is of Swedish, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ethnicity, whereas Wentworth E. Miller II holds African-American, Jamaican, German, and English descent.