Duncan James shared a loved up picture of him with his boyfriend Rodrigo Reis on Instagram. The singer then took to Twitter afterwards to thank his fans for the overwhelming support he received: “I posted this pic on my Insta yesterday and couldn’t get over the amazing response, comments and love from people.”
He continued to speak about his overcoming his own struggles with his sexuality: “I didn’t identify as a gay man for many years because of my own issues with coming out, but finally I’m happy in my skin and this guy next to me makes me proud to be gay.”
I posted this pic on my Insta yesterday & couldn’t get over the amazing response, comments and love from people. I didn’t identify as a gay man for many years because of my own issues with coming out, but finally im happy in my skin & this guy next 2 me makes me proud 2 be gay.❤️ pic.twitter.com/pXOQjBknFe
— Duncan James (@MrDuncanJames) July 21, 2019
Duncan James is most known for being a member of the boyband Blue alongside other members Antony Costa, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe. The band was formed in 2000 and had three number one albums in the UK. He is also known for playing the role of Ryan Knight in Hollyoaks.
Duncan first came out as bisexual in 2009 and then as gay in 2014.
He is currently touring with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stepping into the high heels of the iconic Dr Frankenfurter. We spoke to Duncan before the debut of the show in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and you can view it on GCNTV here.
Rodrigo describes himself on his Instagram profile as a “Brazilian polyglot” who is into healthy eating, fitness and all things good for the mind, body and soul.”
This is the first time that the singer has confirmed that Rodrigo Reis is his boyfriend although he has appeared in several of his instagram photos in the past.
Duncan shared a photo of himself alongside Rodrigo to mark Pride month with an adorable caption: “Happy Pride month to all the amazing LGBTQ+ community!”
“Remember in the words of the Beatles ‘all you need is love- love is all you need’!”
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