Brooks, 36, posted a template he built for New Year’s resolutions on his Instagram Story on December 30. In the line that said, “I want to be more,” he wrote, “open to all things and present in my relationships.” In another line, he confessed he is “most excited about stepping into a new version of me.”
The Ontario Reign’s hockey player’s biggest revelation was that he wants to learn “more about intimacy and my sexuality.”
“I’m always working on becoming a better man, a better version of me, and it always starts with a vision of who that person is. Knowing where I am, and where I want to go, are equally important,” he added in an Instagram post.
Brooks’ comments about intimacy and sexuality comes after his wife, Julianne, opened up about her sexuality in the September issue of Women’s Health.
Julianne, 31, revealed after the couple got married in July 2017 she told her husband, “‘You know I’m not straight, right? And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’”
“I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things that I’ve been afraid to admit or that I’ve had shame or guilt about because of what I’ve been told or how I was raised,” she added.
The former Dancing With The Stars judge said her confession changed her relationship with Brooks for the better. “The more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me. Now we have a more intimate relationship,” she revealed.
Brooks echoed Julianne’s remarks in an interview with Us Weekly in September. “My wife, to her credit, is constantly evolving, challenging, growing. It’s not out of desperation, but out of curiosity, out of exploring who she is, exploring what’s meaningful to her,” he said. “She’s grown and shifted in so many ways since we’ve met, which is absolutely beautiful.”