There are plenty of gay men in the world who at some point have been intimate with a woman in their life (we can’t all be gold star/platinum gays) before they came out.
Gus Kenworthy happens to be one of them, as the decorated Olympian didn’t publicly come out of the closet until 2015. He shared a very personal story about the last woman he was ever intimate with on his Instagram that also included their reunion of sorts overseas in Hong Kong this week.
“This is Elliat. Elliat is the last girl I ever slept with when I was still in the closet. I went from a girl with a guy's name to *cue drum roll* a guy! Dim sum one say plot twist?”
He then went on to talk about her life now, where the two of them have clearly moved on from one another. “Anyway, now she lives in Hong Kong with her handsome husband, Amit. They showed me around the city and despite Amit's obvious charm he is absolutely useless at taking photos. Therefore this first pic where I look high af and the second one where I'm out of focus are the best that he was able to do.”
Elliat herself decided to have a little fun of her own in this situation by sharing a pic of them as well but shading him in the process. “I recently took up skateboarding so it was amazing to hang out with my idol @adaripp today.” She’s obviously referring to Gus’ friend and fellow Olympian Adam Rippon. His response? “Genius”.
Gus has quickly become one of the most talked about gay personalities in the sports and entertainment world over the past couple of years. He and boyfriend Matt Wilkas kissed before the qualifying run in the men’s slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics this year, which was broadcast live on television and seen as a significant moment in visibility of LGBT athletes.