Good story, thanks. Always easy to claim knowledge in retrospect, but my gaydar had him pegged from the beginning. Not as flamingly obvious as David Hyde Pierce from "Frasier" who also delayed announcing what everyone already knew, but good when these things become official.
BTW, I liked the quote from Sir Ian McKellen: "By the time I came out, I was in my late 40s, and I was fed up with worrying about what other people thought, and confident enough in my career to suspect that it wasn't going to make any difference at all. I was absolutely wrong," he told WENN in 2005. "I became a better actor, and my film career took off in a way that I couldn't have expected. You can't lie about something so central to yourself without harming yourself
." [emphasis added]
That exactly describes my own late blooming, though not in acting. I'd been limiting my own potential when I was in denial. The gay me is the better & more successful me, and certainly the happier.