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Jonathan Bailey Is Proud Of Being Gay

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Jonathan Bailey Is Proud Of Being Gay

Quick Information

  • Career 2011-present
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jbayleaf/?hl=en
  • Education A Levels
  • College Magdalen College School, Oxford
  • Nominees Screen Actors Guild Award
  • Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
  • Date of Birth Apr 25, 1988
  • Age 34 Years, 0 Months
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Short
  • Weight N/A
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'11" (1.80 m)
  • High School Magdalen College School
  • Nationality British
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Gay No
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Dating
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Sister/s 3
  • Father Stuart Bailey
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Zodiac Sign Taurus
  • Birth Name Jonathan Stuart Bailey
  • Profession Actor

The British actor Jonathan Bailey is best known for his work in the recent Netflix hit series, Bridgerton. However, Jonathan has already earned a prolific work portfolio in the showbiz. Topping the cake, he is a tall man with a deep voice, not to mention his English accent. However, this irresistible charming man is actually gay. His supporters were shocked, but their affection for him never changed.

Let’s find out about his journey of coming out. 

Jonathan Bailey Coming Out Gay

Jonathan Bailey, age 33, is a terrific actor who struggled to come out as gay in public. 

Jonathan explained how he used to think being straight would lead him to be happy and have a career as an actor. In his recent interview with GQ, he shared how his actor friend, who is also homosexual, advised him not to open up about his sexuality. He said, "At the time, he was told, ‘There’s two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.' All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it ripples through."

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This advice from his fellow actor friend made him accept the fact that in order to be happy, we have to be straight. However, he has also shared how he was scared of not getting a role in Hollywood because of his sexuality. 

But at some point in his life, he was so frustrated that he didn’t care about getting a role and accepted himself for who he really was. He explained: "I reached a point where I thought, ‘F*** this', I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public or be able to put my own face picture on Tinder and not be so concerned about that than get a part."

Since his confession, he has been openly gay to the public. 

Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan in the cover of Attitude Magazine. (Source: Instagram)

However, recently he was rumored to have a girlfriend making everyone confused about his sexuality. Jonathan was rumored to be dating Simone Ashley, his co-star in Bridgerton season 2. However, the rumors are false as he has admitted to being gay in public. 

Jonathan with his rumored girlfriend

Jonathan with Simone Ashley in Bridgerton season 2. (Source: Instagram)

He once shared in an interview that he wanted to be proud of holding his boyfriend's hand. However, he never mentioned if he was seeing someone. With his rumors of having a girlfriend, he was also rumored to be dating James Ellis. The gossip started when he was later spotted having dinner with James Ellis. But, neither Jonathan nor James have confirmed this rumor.

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As much as he'd like to inspire people to rejoice in their sexuality through his experiences and tales, he has drawn a line in his public life. He's particular about his private affairs, which is why we have no clue about his relationship status. Even if Jonathan is dating, we can't guess who his partner is. 

Besides his own struggle, he has been actively fighting for the rights of the LGBTQA+ community. 

Jonathan Bailey Stands For LGBTQI+ Community

Jonathan is often found supporting the LGBT community. He has explicitly spoken on same-sex marriage, homosexual roles in the films/series, and the community in general, and it seems like he's doing his part to bring human beings together, despite their sexual orientations. For example, in an interview with Attitude Magazine in 2019, he said, "Gay men should be able to get married, it shouldn't be seen as a privilege, absolutely we should." He further added, "But the question of, 'Just because we can, should we?' is an interesting one."

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Jonathan also has addressed the portrayal of homosexual characters in the reels. He believes that homosexual people should be able to portray roles that reflect their own experiences.

Jonathan has inspired a lot of people to accept and be proud of themselves. We hope this amazing person soon finds his partner who he can show off to the world. 

Stay tuned to get more updates on Jonathan Bailey.