Did Colton Haynes just come out in coyest way possible?
The star was responding online to questions about his ‘secret gay past’.
Arrow and Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes may have just come out in the coyest way possible.
The star was praised for his relaxed approach to questions about his sexuality on social media platform Tumblr.
A user on the site wrote “When I found out that Colton Haynes had a secret gay past, I got so excited even though I know it makes absolutely no difference to in my life!”
Haynes, who has previously modelled for the likes of Abercrombie and Fitch, responded: “Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :)”
The actor – who is immensely popular and active on a number of social media platforms – has previously refused to discuss his sexuality and love life, although fans have often speculated about it.
However, he has been an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, sharing pictures and messages of support online of his gay brother Joshua and his husband Scott.
In a Tumblr post posted earlier on Saturday, Haynes expressed excitement about 2016, saying he “can’t wait to live a happy/healthy life this year.”
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“No fear this year,” he had tweeted on New Year’s Eve. “Cheers #2016.”
The actor has previously opened up about his lifelong struggle with anxiety, which he said led to hospitalisation, unemployment, and loss of friendships.
Haynes’ fellow Arrow star John Barrowman last year said it was time for an openly gay superhero to get their own TV show.
The actor – who has a role as antihero Malcolm Merlyn in CW’s superhero drama – called for a gay hero to get a slice of the genre in some form.
When asked by the Advocate whether audiences would be ready for a gay hero, Barrowman said: “Personally, I don’t care if they are, or not. It’s time we had one.”