Luke Macfarlane’s sexual orientation has been a topic of speculation for quite some time now, so is he gay?
His viewers are excited to know the truth and if you are one of them, continue reading this article to find out. Today, we will be discussing Luke’s sexuality and more.
|Macfarlane is a homosexual man who came out in 2008 via an interview with The Globe and Mail.|
|Likewise, he had a hard time being an actor who’s open about their sexuality. He kept missing roles he thought he was suited for due to this.|
|Luke was playing a queer character on his show Brothers & Sisters before he came out.|
|He has always been private about his love life but recently, he shared a picture of his newborn and revealed his partner through social media.|
|Actor Wentworth Miller was dating him long before the public knew he was a part of LGBTQ.|
|Full Name||Thomas Luke Macfarlane|
|Birth Date||January 19, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Ontario, Canada|
|Age||43 years old|
|Parents||Penny Macfarlane, Thomas Macfarlane|
Luke Macfarlane came out of the closet in 2008
Yes, the Canada-born actor is gay and he first came out in front of the public in an interview on 15 April 2008 with The Globe and Mail. Similarly, his family and friends were already aware of it before he announced it to the world.
“I don’t know what will happen professionally, but I guess I can’t be concerned about what will happen because it’s my truth.”
Luke was brave about coming out as actors who are a part of the LGBTQ had a hard time maintaining lead roles in their careers. He knew coming out at that time would lead him to lose jobs but he did it anyway because most of the producers who gave him his job were gay as well.
So if they didn’t have a problem adjusting in the industry, it would be the same for him too. Likewise, he was motivated to come out of the closet.
He was playing a gay role even before identifying his sexuality
Luke was cast as a homosexual character Scotty Wandell in 2006, for the show Brothers and Sisters. It was before he had come out to the public and he portrayed the character well.
Thomas was acting so well that even then, people were impressed by a then-straight man carrying a gay character perfectly. Little did they know he would be accepting his sexuality openly in just two years.
Regardless, it is an important part of his life because getting the truth out about himself was more significant than missing out on roles he didn’t know he was missing because of it.
Also, he didn’t lose his job at Brothers and Sisters instead, he carried out the main role for almost 6 years, until the show came to an end in 2011.
Macfarlane faced consequences for being gay
After the show ended in 2011, Luke had trouble getting cast again. His agent at that time told him that he couldn’t land huge roles like Superman just because he was gay.
According to his interview with Vanity Fair, he stated,
“I can literally remember an agent once saying to me, ‘Superman can’t be gay’—like just straight out.”
Despite being ideal for the characters, he was not getting it out of rooted homophobia, time and again but he did not let it get to him. Even though Luke thought he would never get cast as the lead role again, he got the job to play the leading gay character in the film Bros in 2022.
Who is Luke’s boyfriend? He is a father now
Luke is currently dating his boyfriend, Hig Roberts, who is an alpine skier. Up until 2023, their affair was a secret but they eventually let it out.
On June 20th, 2023, he posted a picture on his Instagram, announcing that he became a father on the 4th of July to his daughter Tess Eleanor Macfarlane. Not only was it shocking to find that he had a daughter on the way but it also surprised us that he also had a boyfriend all this time.
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The couple became the happiest dads on Father’s Day as they got to take their little girl home.
From the beginning, they were private about their relationship and having a new baby girl. Currently, they seem to be living happily with each other. Luke and his partner have yet to share more news on their love life and becoming gay parents in further days.
His Past Relationships
Luke was previously linked with Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller, in 2007, which was before his coming out. The ex-couple kept their relationship private but it was going well and they seemed happy.
Many viewers thought they were just friends until both of them revealed they were gay.
According to some sources, they were planning to get married as well but things didn’t work out and they reportedly broke up in 2018.
Besides that, Macfarlane barely spoke about his love affairs, which is no surprise since we did not know he was with a different man until he posted about their daughter’s birth.