White Collar star Matt Bomer's sexuality has been the subject of many reports in the past, but the actor has always kept his private life private. However, over the weekend, Matt publicly acknowledged that he is gay while accepting an award at the Desert AIDS Project's Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.
During Matt's acceptance speech, he gave a shout-out, for the first time, to his longtime partner, Simon Halls, and their three children.
"I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry," Matt said (via E! News). "Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment. God bless you."
Matt, 34, is set to star as the brother of Blaine (Darren Criss) on Glee and in Ryan Murphy's upcoming film, The Normal Heart, about a gay journalist who contracts HIV.
"My world has really been rocked by doing research for Normal Heart, just in terms of the history of HIV and AIDS," he explained in his speech. "And so I'm very proud to receive this award from an organization that is at the forefront of carrying the torch into a very, very bright future."
In 2010, Matt declined to comment on the rumors of his sexuality to Details magazine saying, "I don't care about that at all. I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life."