Delight Month could also be over, however the LGBT satisfaction continues 12 months round! And How I Met Your Mom alum Wayne Brady, 51, is the most recent testomony to that as he got here out as pansexual throughout an Aug. 7 interview with PEOPLE. “I’m pansexual,” he informed the outlet, that means that he’s drawn to individuals no matter intercourse or gender. The 51-year-old even joked that he seems on the label as being “bisexual — with an open thoughts!”

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Wayne Brady got here out as pansexual in Aug. 2023. (Picture Press Company/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

He first informed his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa, 47, who’s the mom to their daughter, Maile, 20. “I simply stated, ‘Nice.’ As I knew popping out would assist him be happier,” she informed the magazine of her ex’s proud second. His 20-year-old daughter had an accepting response as properly. “I simply stated, ‘Okay,’” Maile stated. PEOPLE famous that his daughter even recalled “breaking into a giant, proud smile,” after listening to the information. Wayne and his household additionally teamed as much as create a TikTok video (watch beneath) in celebration of his popping out.

Later, he penned a prolonged assertion given to the outlet about discovering his sexual orientation. “In doing my analysis, each with myself and simply with the world, I couldn’t say if I used to be bisexual, as a result of I needed to actually see what that was, particularly as a result of I actually haven’t gotten an opportunity to behave on something,” Wayne shared. “So, I got here to pansexual as a result of — and I do know that I’m fully messing up the dictionary that means — however to me, pan means with the ability to be drawn to anybody who identifies as homosexual, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary. With the ability to be attracted throughout the board.”

He additionally famous that he feels that’s the “correct” label for his id in the mean time. “And, I believe, no less than for me for proper now, that’s the correct place,” Wayne added. “I took pan to imply that not solely can I be drawn to any of those individuals or varieties bodily, however I may very well be drawn to the individual that is there.” Following fellow actor Robin Williams‘ demise in 2014, the Let’s Make A Deal host was impressed to dive into his private psychological well being journey.

Wayne famous that he “gave pleasure” at work, nevertheless, he felt as if one thing have been lacking at residence. “I’ve pleasure as a result of I like my daughter and I like my household. I like being a dad greater than chocolate ice cream. However that may’t be my solely pleasure. I’ve to like myself,” he continued. “And that’s once I realized that I had an issue as a result of if I can spend every thing on stage and on digicam however then I come residence and there’s a love deficit, what’s going on? That was my all-time low.”

Though Wayne revealed that he has been “drawn to males” all through durations of his life, he has “by no means dated a person.” He additionally added that he wished to “break” the “habits” of being ashamed of his id. And Wayne shouldn’t be prioritizing relationship simply but, as he merely needs to be the very best model of himself that he could be. “Not relationship but although! [Laughs] I’m single, nevertheless it’s not about being with somebody proper now. I’ve obtained some work to do nonetheless,” the Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum quipped. “Then, Wayne as a single, open-minded pansexual can decide and be free and open to different individuals.”

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