Actor Nico Tortorella revealed he is “sexually fluid” during a recent Pride event, according to Page Six.
Speaking at an American Express event with the Infatuation blog, the 27-year-old says he’s always been open about his sexuality. He is currently dating a woman, but says he never felt the need to hide who he is.
“I’ve never been in any sort of closet . . . I was never really in the house. I think it’s one thing to hide . . . and it’s one thing to come out of the closet in a public statement . . . But I’ve always done me and never been shy . . . and have been vocal about it,” Tortorella says.
According to Gay Star News, Tortorella has mentioned his sexual fluidity before on the podcast “The Drop-In with Will Malnati.”
“I don’t see the world as gender binary, right? Man. woman. There’s like a whole spectrum of people who fit into all of it and I’ve dated a lot of them. And it’s not about sex for me. It’s about being totally, emotionally connected to somebody,” the actor said on the podcast.
Tortorella followed up his comments by posting a picture on Instagram of the word “labels” repeated over and over, crossed out with his name “Nico.”
“Call me whatever you want, just call me. #niconiconico,” the caption reads.
Tortorella currently stars on the TV Land comedy “Younger” opposite Sutton Foster.