In the latest issue of People magazine, American Idol star and new dad, Clay Aiken admits that he’s gay. We’ll skip the part where we make all sorts of “there’s a shocker” type jokes… instead we’ll just extend our condolences to all the hopeful Claymates whose dreams of heterosexual intercourse with Aiken will now be shattered forever.
From the AP:
NEW YORK — Clay Aiken is finally confirming what many people already knew: He’s gay.
The cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: “Yes, I’m Gay.” The cover also has the quote: “I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things.”
The magazine has an interview with Aiken and confirmed that he was on the cover but refused to release the article to The Associated Press until Wednesday.
The baby’s mother is Aiken’s friend and record producer Jaymes Foster.
Aiken, who gained fame as the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2003, rarely addressed the frequent rumors about his sexuality. In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said: “I don’t really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love.”
He’s undoubtedly been asked numerous times about his sexuality. Here a 2006 MTV interview Jim Cantiello did with Clay. He was very awkward and stuttery while he was trying to get Clay to come out of the closet. It’s sort of a tense and uncomfortable:
Oh, and one more thing… this has always bugged us: