Hugh Sheridan comes out as 'bisexual' as he reveals he's attracted to men and women

Open: Hugh Sheridan (pictured) has spoken for the first time about his sexuality, after facing years of scrutiny and speculation

‘I don’t like labels’: Actor Hugh Sheridan reveals he’s attracted to both men and women as he insists that he was ‘never ashamed’ of his sexuality

Hugh Sheridan has spoken for the first time about his sexuality, after facing years of scrutiny and speculation. 

In a deeply personal essay for Stellar Magazine this week, the actor says that while he does not place a label on his sexuality, he has come to accept his attraction to both men and women. 

The 35-year-old Packed To The Rafters star says that he still prefers not to label his sexuality, but after a period of self-reflection in lockdown, he’s ready to come out and be open on the topic. 

Open: Hugh Sheridan (pictured) has spoken for the first time about his sexuality, after facing years of scrutiny and speculation

Open: Hugh Sheridan (pictured) has spoken for the first time about his sexuality, after facing years of scrutiny and speculation

He told the magazine:  ‘I’ve never felt I really knew who I was and I didn’t like the sounds of the labels that people were giving me so I decided to say nothing. 

‘But lockdown gave me time to reflect and it occurred to me that no-one ever sticks up for people who don’t pick a label.’

The star added that he wanted to make it clear he was ‘never ashamed’ of his sexuality, but, ‘Some people are working things out slower than others’. 

Speaking up: In a deeply personal essay for Stellar Magazine this week, the actor says that while he does not place a label on his sexuality, he has come to accept his attraction to both men and women

Speaking up: In a deeply personal essay for Stellar Magazine this week, the actor says that while he does not place a label on his sexuality, he has come to accept his attraction to both men and women

Thoughts: Hugh still prefers not to label his sexuality. 'There must be a lot more people out there who feel how I feel – like the words still don't fit. Maybe this is also my way of letting people know that I'm still single, and everyone is on the smorgasbord!' he said

Thoughts: Hugh still prefers not to label his sexuality. ‘There must be a lot more people out there who feel how I feel – like the words still don’t fit. Maybe this is also my way of letting people know that I’m still single, and everyone is on the smorgasbord!’ he said

‘There must be a lot more people out there who feel how I feel – like the words still don’t fit. Maybe this is also my way of letting people know that I’m still single, and everyone is on the smorgasbord!’ he told the paper. 

Hugh also says that he was advised to hide his sexuality for the sake of his career. 

‘Figuring out that I connected with the same sex the way I did the opposite sex was almost a relief, so that advice was confusing. 

Himself: The star added that he wanted to make it clear he was 'never ashamed' of his sexuality, but, 'Some people are working things out slower than others'

Himself: The star added that he wanted to make it clear he was ‘never ashamed’ of his sexuality, but, ‘Some people are working things out slower than others’

Hugh also says that he was advised to hide his sexuality for the sake of his career: 'Figuring out that I connected with the same sex the way I did the opposite sex was almost a relief, so that advice was confusing' he said

Hugh also says that he was advised to hide his sexuality for the sake of his career: ‘Figuring out that I connected with the same sex the way I did the opposite sex was almost a relief, so that advice was confusing’ he said

‘The way it was explained to me was that women wouldn’t want to pay to see a movie or TV show if they knew they couldn’t have sex with the leading man. And it made me angry.’ 

Hugh has been linked to multiple high profile women, including Delta Goodrem and Rebel Wilson. 

Delta, 35, and Hugh were plagued with dating rumours after co-starring on House Husbands together in 2016. 

Linked: Hugh has been linked to multiple high profile women, including Delta Goodrem  (left). Delta, 35, and Hugh were plagued with dating rumours after co-starring on House Husbands together in 2016. Pictured in 2017

 Linked: Hugh has been linked to multiple high profile women, including Delta Goodrem  (left). Delta, 35, and Hugh were plagued with dating rumours after co-starring on House Husbands together in 2016. Pictured in 2017

The pair also sent fans into meltdown when they shared flirtatious Instagram posts together.

Songstress Delta has been dating musician Matthew Copley, 35, for the past two years. 

Likewise, there was talk about Hugh’s close relationship with actress Rebel, with the pair spending time together yachting and working out. 

Following a 20 kilo weight loss which has made headlines, Rebel, 40, is currently dating businessman Jacob Busch, 29. 

Pals: There was talk about Hugh's close relationship with actress Rebel Wilson (left), with the pair spending time together yachting and running. Rebel is currently dating Jacob Busch

Pals: There was talk about Hugh’s close relationship with actress Rebel Wilson (left), with the pair spending time together yachting and running. Rebel is currently dating Jacob Busch

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