WWE Star Darren Young: I Was Terrified To Come Out
World Wrestling Entertainment star Darren Young, 29, seemed cool as a cucumber when he casually came out to a TMZ reporter that cornered him at the Los Angeles International Airport with questions about his sexual orientation.
Though Young seemed almost nonchalant when revealing he was gay, he now tells PEOPLE Magazine that that was far from the case.
"I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job , just everything," Young says. "I had no idea what would happen if I came out."
"There came a point in my life where I just wasn't happy living a double life."
On the actual moment he came out to TMZ, he explains, "It was spur of the moment, and I said what I said and I was confident. But when I left, I said to myself, 'What the hell did I just do?'"
And what about his fellow WWE superstars?
"They all embraced me, and that was just shocking to me. I truly love them. It was such a relief. I'm not hiding anymore and I'm living the dream."
Young is currently living in Miami with his boyfriend of two years, Niccolo "Nick" Villa, 25.
What do you think about Young deciding to face his fears, Instincters?