Actors Connor Jessup & Miles Heizer Are Dating!

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Congratulations to the happy couple.

Last June, we shared with you the news of actor Connor Jessup coming out as gay. The Locke and Key actor, came out on his 25th birthday through social media. Back then, he wrote:

“I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years. I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller…. My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame. I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years. It’s ongoing. I’m saying this now because I have conspicuously not said it before.”

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I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years. I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller…. My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame. I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked. It took me years. It’s ongoing. I’m saying this now because I have conspicuously not said it before. I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly. I’ve played that tedious game. Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance, as if they were separate from me. These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural. Discretion was default, and it seemed benign. It would be presumptuous to assume anyone would care, yeah? And anyway, why should I have to say anything? What right do strangers have to the intimate details of my life? These and other background whispers––new, softer forms of the same voices from when I was thirteen, fourteen, fifteen…. Shame can come heavy and loud, but it can come quiet too; it can take cover behind comfort and convenience. But it’s always violent. For me, this discretion has become airless. I don’t want to censor––consciously or not––the ways I talk, sit, laugh, or dress, the stories I tell, the jokes I make, my points of reference and connection. I don’t want to be complicit, even peripherally, in the idea that being gay is a problem to be solved or hushed. I’m grateful to be gay. Queerness is a solution. It’s a promise against cliche and solipsism and blandness; it’s a tilted head and an open window. I value more everyday the people, movies, books, and music that open me to it. If you’re gay, bi, trans, two-spirit or questioning, if you’re confused, if you’re in pain or you feel you’re alone, if you aren’t or you don’t: You make the world more surprising and bearable. To all the queers, deviants, misfits, and lovers in my life: I love you. I love you. Happy Pride!

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And now, several months later, Jessup is coming out with even more information. The fact that he has a boyfriend.

Jessup took to Instagram again to share this information. In a belated Valentine’s Day post, Jessup officially revealed that he’s been dating 13 Reasons Why star Miles Heizer.

“I’m late but I love you, you’re good, you make me better, happy v+1 day”

Heizer then responded in the comments with a green heart and crying emoji.

Back when Jessup came out, some questioned the relationship between him and Heizer. After all, they didn’t quite hide their close relationship. That said, the two did not officially comment on the situation until this moment. As such, we’re happy to congratulate the two officially on their love and happiness. We hope for many more days of joy between the two in the future.

1 thought on “Actors Connor Jessup & Miles Heizer Are Dating!”

  1. They are both extremely cute ! I’ve had a crush on Miles Heizer for a while now he is just soo adorable omg! They make such a cute couple. Too much cuteness

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