TJ Osborne of the country duo The Brothers Osborne, who came out as gay on Wednesday, joined Ellen DeGeneres to talk about his decision.
Osborne said it was a “very emotional day” because he had really only come out to a very few family and friends before yesterday.
Said Osborne: “I was asked ‘why do you have to do this?’ and I wish I didn’t have to. I kind of told myself for a long time ‘if everything is equal here and it’s not that big of a deal then why do I have to come out?’ And unfortunately it just isn’t that way. And I got to this point where I knew there was never going to be a perfect time and honestly, now that I’m kind of behind it now – with coming out – it’s so wild to me to think that about the perfect time is always now. I instantaneously felt like I should have done this a long time ago.”