Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.q1HHzF2f56gJussie Smollett Reveals He’s Gay on the Ellen Show TheNV March 9, 2015 Live Performance & TV/Radio Interviews, The Spill During his guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Empire star Jussie Smollett came out publically as a gay man. The 31-year-old actor chose not to speak about his personal life during the main interview for the daytime talk show, but asked Ellen DeGeneres to film a special sit-down chat with him backstage shortly afterwards. Smollett then spoke openly about his sexuality during the interview, saying: “It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet.” “There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dressed, but I don’t have a closet…I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home.” Watch both interview segments below. Share this:ShareTumblrPinterestPrintEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.