Colton Haynes received much attention on Saturday after responding to a fan on social media. Tumblr user pornandmariah published the following post, which reads: “when I found out colton haynes had a secret gay past i got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life.”
The post was written in reference to a risqué photoshoot spread starring Haynes for XY, a magazine geared towards gay male youth. The Tumblr post heavily implies that the Arrow star had hidden his “gay past” from mainstream media for a number of years. However, Colton Haynes later responded to the post, noting “Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :).”
The photoshoot spread featured the former Teen Wolf star and another young male model kissing one another in a pool. Once Haynes reached a certain level of fame though, the images were quickly deleted off of websites and blogs. Over the years, Haynes has kept his sexuality and all dating details as a private matter. Perhaps Haynes’ Tumblr response is the first step in his New Year’s resolution to have “no fear this year.”
Additionally, Colton has a gay brother named Joshua Haynes. The former model has Instagrammed photos of them together in the past, joined by Joshua’s husband Scott Culley and the couple’s daughter Wren.
XY ceased publication in 2007.