Darren Young Reveals He Was “Terrified” to Come Out, Wanted to Bring Boyfriend to WWE Events

Nick Paglino

In an interview conducted for the latest issue of People Magazine, Darren Young admitted to being "terrified" to come out of the closet, and said he had been wanting to bring his boyfriend to WWE Live Events. The following is an article excerpt:

"I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job, just everything," the World Wrestling Entertainment star, 29, exclusively tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. "I had no idea what would happen if I came out."

But Young's fears were put to rest on Aug. 14 after he announced his sexual orientation – a revelation he had shared with close family and friends two years ago – to a reporter with a camera who approached him at Los Angeles International Airport.

"There came a point in my life where I just wasn't happy living a double life," Young says about revealing his secret to the world and becoming the first openly gay WWE star. "It was spur of the moment, and I said what I said and I was confident. But when I left, I said to myself, 'What the hell did I just do?'"

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