Empire Star Gay? Jussie Smollett reveals he’s gay on ‘Ellen’ – Watch

Empire Star Gay? Jussie Smollett reveals he's gay on 'Ellen' - Watch

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett on Monday decided to end the speculation about his sexuality, coming out as gay in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

On the show, the 31-year-old Smollett plays a singer who is also gay.

Smollet has been mum about the topic of his sexuality in the past, recently telling fans “I’m not willing to confirm or deny anything. I live my life. If someone is looking for a box to put me in, that’s not going to happen,” during a radio interview.

The star, however, reportedly decided to come out to DeGeneres after he wrapped up an interview for her popular talk show.

“There’s never been a closet. That I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home.” Smollet told DeGeneres.

Smollet says he doesn’t like to talk about his personal life, but added “it is in no way to hide or deny who god made me.”