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Sam Smith: My new boyfriend Brandon Flynn makes me think I deserve to be happy

Josh Jackman January 5, 2018
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Sam Smith performs at the Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sam Smith has said his relationship with 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn has made him think he deserves happiness “for the first time”.

The 25-year-old singing sensation has released five number-one singles and two number-one albums – including The Thrill of It All, which recently went platinum.

But the British star has revealed that it is his relationship with Flynn, 24, which has turned around his opinion of himself.

Brandon Flynn and Sam Smith
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He was unlucky in love throughout writing his new album, but was photographed kissing his new paramour in New York City in October, shortly before its release.

And speaking to V Magazine, Smith said the burgeoning love – which Flynn made Instagram official last month – may even have an effect on his music.

“On a personal level, I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy,” the singer told film star Sarah Jessica Parker.

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“I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon.”

Smith also claimed that he wasn’t a ‘proper’ gay man when he released In the Lonely Hour in 2014.

“In the past few years, I became a gay man properly,” said the star.

“When I wrote that first album, I was in love with a straight man, he didn’t love me back, and I was very comfortable in my longing.

English singer-somgwriter Sam Smith poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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“With this record, I became a gay man.”

Smith explained: “I’m just figuring out what it means to be gay.

Sam Smith performs at the Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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“When I made that first album, I was 19. I had never been in a relationship.

“I didn’t have any gay friends. Now, I have gay friends, and it’s changed my life.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Sam Smith the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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He added that there weren’t many gay singers’ examples to follow at this stage.

“Also, I don’t have a lot to go by as a gay man in music: even the George Michaels and Elton Johns weren’t out at the beginning of their careers,” said Smith.

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 16:  Sam Smith arrives at the Bambi Awards 2017 at Stage Theater on November 16, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
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But he said that he had now found his way.

“I’m putting out a second album that couldn’t be more me – and it couldn’t be gayer. I’m so proud of that.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Actor Brandon Flynn attends City Year Los Angeles Spring Break on May 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
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His boyfriend Flynn, who burst into the public consciousness with his breakout performance in Netflix’s hit show 13 Reasons Why, came out in an emotional Instagram post earlier this year.

And earlier this week, Flynn posted a heartwarming tribute on Instagram to his new beau.

Related topics: 13 reasons why, acting, brandon flynn, entertainment, Music, netflix, New York City, Sam Smith, Sarah-Jessica Parker, Television, the thrill of it all, US, US

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