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Let’s Make A Deal host Wayne Brady comes out as pansexual

Let’s Make A Deal host Wayne Brady comes out as pansexual

In an exclusive interview with People, Let’s Make A Deal host Wayne Brady revealed he is pansexual.

Let's Make A Deal Host Wayne Brady has come out as pansexual.

The 51-year-old has been on our TV screens since 1990, hosting the likes of Let's Make a Deal, The Wayne Brady Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

And he has become a much-loved TV host in that time, though he often doesn't touch on his personal life.

But in a brand new interview, Brady has opened about his sexuality, confirming to People he is pansexual.

He said: "So, I came to pansexual because – and I know that I’m completely messing up the dictionary meaning – but to me, pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary.

"Being able to be attracted across the board. And, I think, at least for me for right now, that is the proper place.

Wayne Brady has revealed he is pansexual.
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"I took pan to mean that not only can I be attracted to any of these people or types physically, but I could be attracted to the person that is there."

Pansexual can typically be understood as a sexual identity used to describe being attracted to all genders, typically going beyond the male-female parameters.

It comes from from Greece, where 'pan' translates to 'all' - including those who identify as transgender, non-binary and more.

Also in the interview with People, Brady revealed the first person he came out to was his ex-wife Mandie Taketa, who was apparently quite supportive.

When Taketa was informed by the Let's Make A Deal host, she knew it was 'great' for him as coming out would make him 'be happier'.

The Let's Make A Deal host first came out to his ex-wife.
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"I’m still coming together. But If I’m healthy, then I can go onstage at Let’s Make A Deal and be the best Wayne Brady that everybody wants and expects," Brady added.

He continued: "I can be the best dad that Maile needs. I can be the best friend to Mandie, the best son to my mother, and one day, the best partner to someone, because I’m doing this for me.

"Not dating yet though! [Laughs] I am single, but it’s not about being with someone right now. I’ve got some work to do still.

"Then Wayne, as a single, open-minded pansexual, can make a decision and be free and open to other people."

After coming out as pansexual, Brady admits he continues to do research on his sexuality, before adding that the tragic death of Robin Williams in 2014 led him on a path to self-discovery.

Featured Image Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for dcp / Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, LGBTQ