Wayne Brady Opens Up About His Journey to Coming Out as Pansexual

Wayne Brady’s Journey to Coming Out

American television host and comedian, Wayne Brady, has recently shared his journey to coming out as pansexual in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Feeling Empowered

At 51 years old, Brady came out in August and revealed that he had previously felt ‘dishonest’ before openly discussing his true sexuality.

However, since coming out, he now feels empowered in his dating life.

Desiring Honesty in Dating

Brady also expressed his desire to be completely honest about his pansexuality in his future dating life.

He emphasized that this honesty was a crucial aspect that had been missing from his previous relationships.

Dishonesty and Self-Reflection

Reflecting on his dating life before coming out, Brady admitted, ‘I think that’s the piece that was missing, that I couldn’t verbalize because I couldn’t lock on to it.

I always felt this much dishonest, and if I was being dishonest, then there’s no way to truly give yourself 100 percent.’

Embracing Authenticity

He continued by saying, ‘Now I feel differently about that because I went, “Oh, well now you know. So if you were to be involved with me, you know Wayne in totality.”

I’m not hiding anything now, so now I can approach you in a way that I never have.’

Relief in Speaking Out

Brady also discussed the relief he felt after publicly speaking about his sexuality, stating, ‘The best part is, now that I’ve said this out loud, I don’t have to worry…I’m not ducking anybody.’

Focus on Personal Growth

Regarding the possibility of a long-term romance in the near future, he said, ‘The best thing that I could do for myself right now and to do for someone else is to not be in a relationship…

I want to continue to go to therapy, so that when I am ready to either pursue or be pursued, whomever that may be, my aim is to be my best self.’

Enthusiasm for Career

Brady concluded by emphasizing his continued enthusiasm for his career in the entertainment industry, stating, ‘Me coming out and saying that I may identify as pansexual still doesn’t stop me from being the dopest host on TV and doing what I do…if anything, I feel even better.’

Previous Marriages

Before coming out, Wayne Brady had been married twice.

His first marriage to Diana Lasso lasted from 1993 until 1995.

He later tied the knot with Mandie Taketa in 1993, and they welcomed a daughter named Maile, who is now 20 years old, in 2003.