Heartthrob Garrett Clayton Came Out And Says He Has A Lover


Gay men have turned their heads for actor Garrett Clayton many times in the past few years.


The Teen Beach Movie, King Cobra, and Hairspray Live actor has made a name for himself by being a young and handsome man. He’s literally done so by taking on roles that mirror gay porn legend Brent Corrigan and 1960s heartthrob archetypes.

Now, the star is getting ready for the release of a new film titled Reach, and has honored it with a news worthy post. Clayton wanted to touch on the topics of suicide/school shootings and how it has affected him. In order to do it, Clayton wrote an intimate Instagram post.

“With the release of my new movie REACH coming up, I thought it was important to explain why I took on this project in the first place,” Garrett wrote, “REACH deals with some very serious and timely topics that have affected me personally, and have likely influenced many of your lives as well. (I also prefer to share things that are particularly important for me here on my IG) instead of in some random magazine or online article – because you are the ones that have been rooting for me and following me on my professional and personal journey in life.”

On top of that, he coincidentally came out at the same time by nonchalantly name dropping tv writer Blake Knight as his longtime boyfriend:


“When I read the script for REACH, I immediately knew it was a film I had to be a part of. I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and – on top of it all – myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events. These topics – not always easy to discuss- are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it.”


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We’re happy to see that Garrett Clayton is not only sharing the fact that he’s in a gay relationship, but doing it in such a natural way. It reminds us of Kevin McHale during his saga of relaxed coming out posts.

While this probably doubled as a publicity stunt for Reach, Garrett Clayton had to know that blatantly mentioning his male romance in the post would get the project publicity, it ultimately doesn't matter to us. It was a cool and smart move, so we’ve got nothing but props for Clayton.

Congrats on the upcoming project and the relationship!

10 thoughts on “Heartthrob Garrett Clayton Came Out And Says He Has A Lover”

  1. Kudos Garrett! I am very

    Kudos Garrett! I am very happy that you found the strength to come out at such a young age.  Having a man that you love by your side, someone that you can share your life with is amazing, I wish you both many years of happiness.  Life is way too short to live hiding in the closet.  It took me a while to come out, unfortunately while my immediate family turned me away, I was happy that my close friends accepted and embraced me.  Luckily, my boyfriends family accepted me and celebrated my relationship with their son, eventually they took me in as their own.   Many years later, I am still happy living my life with truth, honor, dignity, and honesty.  It took many more years to come out at work, but when I finally did I was shocked by the acceptance. I am extremely lucky to work in an industry where I don’t have to deal with nonsense from the haters.   As gay men the majority of us grow up knowing the truth of our sexuality from an early age,  fear of acceptance, bullying from our family and peers drives us deep into depression long before most of us even know what it is.  Most of us develop strong coping mechanisms from an early age, the means to live with the haters helps to guide us throughout our lives. Most gay men don’t realize exactly how resourceful, creative and strong we really are.  At 48 years of age I say with all honesty and sincerity that, it does get better.  Wishing everyone peace, love and happiness – Thomas Feddor, Chicago, IL. 

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  3. I will only repeat.  Why does

    I will only repeat.  Why does all of their boyfriends turn out to be BUTT FUCKING UGLY AND LOOKING LIKE WHATEVER THE CAT DECIDED TO DRAG IN.  None of these people could even hold a candle to the gays of the GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD.

  4. Awesome report… Garrett is

    Awesome report… Garrett is a very handsome guy with a bright future in his hands… Future TOP 10 Hottie… Future TOP 10 Influential Person… and Future TOP Rated Movie Star!!!!!

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