Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Victor Garber Officially Comes Out

Jodie Foster told the world during the Golden Globes that she is gay even though everyone already knew it. I think everyone pretty much knew Victor Garber was gay, but he had not made it official until an interview this past week which was just published. Victor, in response to a question confirmed he is gay and that he lives with his long time boyfriend Rainer Andreesen. Maybe Golden Globes time will turn out to be like the Hollywood version of Pride where everyone comes out and each year we can look forward to more people being true to themselves and open and sharing so that less people have to hide or be scared for who they are.

65 comments:

JSierra said...

That would be awesome! Hopefully one day people don't need to come out anymore, but it doesn't matter who you fall in love with. I didn't have to come out as straight, it shouldn't be something that defines you and labels you. It is a beautiful part of who you are.

Christopher Cruz said...

Lucky man- Rainer is gorgeous!!!

Jessica said...

I think everyone already knew about Victor, even his wikipedia page says he lives with his partner Ranier.

me said...

Good for him, his partner is hot too!

VIPblonde said...

Yay!!!! I actually didn't know about Victor. Good for him! Mazel!

SusanB said...

I didn't know. (Not that it makes any difference). I thought this was the guy rumored to have an affair with Jennifer Garner years ago. I just can't keep up with gossip anymore :(

greenmountaingal said...

Maybe I've been hiding under a rock, but I had no idea he was gay. Good for him for being true to himself. Hopefully someday people will be able to come out and live their lives without fear.

auntliddy said...

Well, there goes my shot with Vic!! Lol. Love him.

The Black Cat said...

To me, it's just like wondering if the blonde is natural or the bottled variety. It's just something you wonder about, that is all. It usually doesn't define the person or determine if I like them or not but it's just another facet about them as a whole.

Frufra said...

I'm with JSierra - I love love, and want everyone to find it. I didn't get clearance from anyone regarding who I fell in love with, and no adult should ever have to apologize for loving another adult.

MISCH said...

No the rumor is Victor had an affair with Bradley Cooper..and I believe it.

EmEyeKay said...

@SusanB, I've read that he's a father figure to her - didn't he give her away at her wedding to Ben?

Good for Victor (and yes, hot BF!).

DewieTheBear said...

Loved him since "Sweeney Todd" and "Molly Dodd." No big surprise here.

Elizabeth said...

I thought he was out too, it just seemed general knowledge, like Jodie.

whocaresnow12 said...

He actually came out awhile ago. He's been with his partner for 13 years and he's always taken him to events and red carpet premieres. It's never been a secret, but he's such a private person he never saw the need to "come out" to the media. Both Garber and his partner are the godparents toViolet Affleck.

Borg Queen said...

Love me some Victor Garber and his partner is HOT!!! I wonder if Bradley comes around for a 3some once in awhile to curtail his anger.

LottaColada said...

Honestly had no idea he was gay. His acting chops are far more worth noting than who he comes home to. Let that be a lesson to those who "need the beards."

Anna Nawnamizz said...

Hooray!! Out and Proud! I'm so proud of him and Jodie Foster for coming out. It's such a wonderful thing when people come out. True, it was sort of an open secret, but the more people that are proud and admit it, the easier it will be on the others and help everyone to accept it and realise that it's ok. Crossdressing too by the way.

libby said...

DEWIE---

"Til I'm with you then, I'm with you there...Sweetly buried in your yellow hair....(duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh duh duh duuuuuhhhhh.......fin)"

LOVE Victor Garber in "Sweeney Todd"---He played the romantic hero, it was when he was in his 20's. SO AWESOME.

He also had my favorite line in "Titanic"--'She's made of iron, sir, I assure you she WILL sink' (or some such).

He is SO hot. I think modern women easily look past gayness, and still fantasize. I hope this helps others come out.

Pogue Mahone said...

I never knew but I'm always the last to know everything, ha ha!

Jessi said...

Such a handsome couple! Love Victor!

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Victor Garber is gay? I had no idea.

I also have never heard of him before today, so that may be a factor in me not knowing... :D

bflogurl said...

I had no idea either. Love him, he is a really handsome man and kudos for landing that fox ;)

Cathy said...

I always thought this was just an open secret.

I remember a poster on here who refused to believe he was gay and always came on here insisting that he is Violet's actual dad, through an affair with Garner and that's why her name is Violet. That same posted also said that Seraphina was the product of an affair with a surfer, hence the name.

Turkish Taffy said...

I have loved VG since "E.N.G." Anybody remember that show?

I like him also for his close relationship with Mrs. Affleck. They seem like two intelligent people who have been solid friends for years. I like that Ben cast him in "Argo". He was perfect as the Canadian ambassador.

berni green said...

I remember meeting him years ago he was very shy and polite and I was thinking its Liberace, I thought he was brilliant in that role.

Desiree said...

I say good for him, but who cares? I don't understand the stigma people put on themselves because they are gay. Who they choose to date is only important to me if it's gossip. I could really care if it's a man or a woman.

Kara said...

I had no idea either. But I find the idea of Bradley Cooper thrown into the mix every once in awhile as incredibly HOT!

goettin said...

I've always loved Victor, and wow, Rainer is hawt! Good for them.

Sherry said...

I thought he was out already. He's always kind of interesting to watch and I've always heard he's a nice guy.

Agent**It said...

Rainer Andreesen is one of my favorite contemporary artists.

http://www.rainerart.com/

NatalieHood said...

:) I always like people so much more after they come out. It's like you can see their relief.

Tuxedo Cat said...

Yay, good for them. They look so happy...

Shocky said...

I can't see him as anything over than his Titanic character.

Sakura said...

He will always be a badass Spy Daddy to this Alias fan! Love him. :) He has such a lovely smile, too.

mygeorgie said...

"we can look forward to more people being true to themselves and open and sharing so that less people have to hide or be scared for who they are."

and blinds don't centre around someone's sexuality, inadvertantly 'outing' people, right Enty?

crila16 said...

I thought he already came out. I love him.

Agent**It said...

good one, georgie:)

whocaresnow12 said...

Now THAT is funny!

ms snarky said...

I like Victor Garber too, ever since Sleepless in Seattle.

But the first thing I thought when I saw this photo was, "OMG, why is Victor Garbor dating Danny Bonaducci??"

Supermom said...

Awesome! What a handsome couple..congrats.

All about Eve said...

Happy for him and his partner, I'm sure the people who matter already know and this is just an afterthought. Wish all who live in fear hiding their true selves can find the courage to be who they are and for everyone else to let live and let live!

ethorne said...

I also was in the dark about this. Happy for him & his man.

Renoblondee said...

I always see such a kind sort of aura or vibe coming off him. Love him.

shopgirl said...

Either I knew and forgot, never knew, and/or it doesn't matter but, damn, he's hot and if he and Anderson Cooper coulda made babies, well...

discoflux said...

Holy balls! His partner is HOT! I don't care about gay or straight. Sexy is sexy and right about now I could go for a Rainer Andreesen/Matt Bomer sandwich.

discoflux said...

Thanks for the link, Agent. His artwork is phenomenal.

timebob said...

Victor will always be Jesus in Godspell to me. Love that movie.

Jazzy said...

Yay for Victor! Always liked him and his man is HOT!

Rose said...

Sakura, he'll always be Spydaddy to me to. Love him!

mygeorgie, we can dream. The non-outing feels just as wrong, especially when you have a no outing policy.

libby said...

Renoblondee---ITA about how he just looks so genuine and nice.

Guess what? He's CANADIAN! Of course...that's where the 'nice beam' comes from, imo. I thought he was British forever, probably because he played British in "Sweeney Todd", and that's how I first 'met' him.

Anyway, he was so perfect as the brave & kind Canadian Ambassador in "Argo" last year. Can't play a Canadian diplomat unless you OOZE 'nice', I would say.

DewieTheBear said...

Interestingly, on Rainer's online gallery, there's a commissioned portrait featured of Mr. Bradley Cooper:

http://www.rainerart.com/filter/gallery-2/bradley-cooper

DewieTheBear said...

ARGH, sentence structure:

"there's a commissioned portrait of Mr. Bradley Cooper featured:"

Mala Propism said...

Am I the only one who loved him in Eli Stone?
The husband here didn't know about Jodie when I mentioned she had publicly come out at he GG - but his response was what you'd hope for "Huh. Didn't know she was. Cool."
Half the time I don't know if an actor or actress I'm watching is single or married, let alone his/her sexual orientation. Who cares? To anyone who says they see the character differently if they know the actor/actress isn't hetero? I say watch one episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and tell me you don't buy NPH as Barney Stinson, ladies man.

TalksTooMuch said...

I didn't know he was gay! OR Canadian! Bad canuck. I love him, though, my favourite will always be the scene in Titanic where he goes down with the ship.

Maybe the reason headlining stars that have to carry the movie have so much trouble is that people tend to think they are like their characters and it would be too hard to imagine gay playing straight, etc. Like in the way that Tom Hanks usually plays someone really likeable or Denzel Washington plays someone really serious. After approximately 100 films like that, you assume they are really likeable and / or serious. But make out with one dude! And some people will just not look past it. Personally, I think dudes making out is hot, but that's just me.

Mango said...

A friend of mine had dinner with VG and a bunch of other theatre folk a couple of years ago. He said he was utterly charming and down to earth. It was known then that he was quietly out.

bri swartley said...

No, not Jen. Think male. BC.

Amy in MI said...

I love Victor Garber. He is incredibly handsome and was awesome in Titanic and as spy daddy. I love that he and Garner have a dad/ daughter type relationship too

discoflux said...

That was a good catch on the painting Dewie.

g.strathmore said...

That red headed guy is HO!

g.strathmore said...

I mean HOT! That guy is hot, not ho.

Audrey said...

Good for him and HOT DAMN! :)

katydid said...

Good for him loved him since Alias. His guy is good looking I love men with beards

Henriette said...

So is Bradly Cooper next? I thought the rumor he had an affair with Garber.

Sarah said...

Is it me, or does he look like a bearded ginger Don Draper?