Kal Penn has come out of the closet in the most surprising ways – by announcing that he’s gay in a new book by him, which reveals that he’s actually getting married too.
The actor shared the news through his upcoming offering, “You Can’t Be Serious,” via excerpts leaked over the weekend … and which will be released on Tuesday. He’s not doing anything about it … he’s in a relationship with a guy by name Josh, with whom he has been dating for 11 years.
More importantly, they’re on their way to marriage … because the couple is engaged. Apparently, Kal met Josh while living / working in DC during Obama administration – for which he worked as an official – and they have been together ever since.
He discusses his sexuality this way: “I’ve always been very public with everyone I’ve personally interacted with. Whether it’s someone I meet at a bar if Josh and I are out or we’ve talking to friends.” He adds: “I’m really excited to share our relationship with readers. But Josh, my partner, my parents and my brother, four people I’m closest to in the family are pretty quiet. They do not love attention and shy away. from the limelight. “
The guy gets overwhelming support to finally share his truth – one that has been kept secret for years now … as no one really seems to have known Kal was gay.
He posted a video thanking people for the love he has received … and also shouting at people to whom he sent an early copy of his book – with their reaction quotes on the back.
Kal has traditionally played stoner bros in many of the cheeky comedies he is known for, especially from the ‘Harold & Kumar’ series. He is also known for roles from “Designated Survivor”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “House”, “Van Wilder”, “Battle Creek” and many more.