August 29, 2016  

WWE Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out as Gay in Teary Announcement

June 14, 2014 (2:08 am) GMT
'For the rest of my life, I want to be happy', the 71-year-old cited the reason of coming out after 50 years of being secretive.

Surviving the tough world of World Wrestling Entertainment, Pat Patterson decided that it's time to come out of the closet. The 73-year-old appeared on the season finale of WWE network reality series "Legends' House" to announce that he's gay.

In a teary confession, Patterson told his friends about the secret that he had kept for more than 50 years. "Sitting here tonight, I'm gonna say something that I would never want to say, publicly," Patterson said. "For once in my life, I'm gonna be me now. I survived all this, being gay."

Some of his friends, who are fellow WWE veterans, even shed a tear for him. Patterson wiped his tears with a napkin and continued, "I lived with that for 50-something years. I had a friend with me for 40 years and I lost him because he had a heart attack ... It's tough guys, it was tough."

"We love you, Pat," one of his friends told him to show his support. "We've always loved you." In individual confession, Patterson revealed his intention to come out now. He said. "I gave my life to the business, I don't regret nothing. For the rest of my life, I want to be happy."

Patterson was deemed the first "intercontinental Champion." He was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 and is now serving as a creative consultant to the organization. The announcement was actually filmed back in 2012 but the series did not air it until April this year.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Lady GaGa Hits Recording Studio With BloodPop, Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker
  2. Derek Hough Confirms He's Back on 'Dancing with the Stars', Cheryl Burke Also Returns
  3. Ruby Rose Splits From Girlfriend Harley Gusman
  4. Ariana Grande Kisses Mac Miller and Sits on His Lap at VMAs After-Party
  5. Justin Bieber Wins 8 Titles in Guinness World Records 2017 Edition
  6. Pregnant Blac Chyna Poses Completely Naked for Paper Magazine
  7. Sharon Osbourne Faces Backlash After Undergoing Plastic Surgery for Her Ageless Look
  8. At Rob Lowe Roast, Ann Coulter Ends Up on the Receiving End of Comics' Jabs