Tegan Nox explains why it was the right time to come out publicly and says WWE’s Sonya Deville helped her find the courage to do so.
Nox recently spoke with Newsweek and commented on her Instagram post last week where she came out publicly as a lesbian. She explained how her life was very private before that but she felt it was finally the right time to share more with her fans.
“My life has always been a “don’t ask, don’t tell” situation, but I felt like it was the right time, especially when you’ve found the right one you’re in love with. It was the right time to do that.
The reaction has been great. There are a few people who obviously don’t agree with that, but 99 percent of the reactions have been positive. I’ve got texts coming through from so many colleagues and friends. It was nice. It’s great to see that there are so many nice people in the world.”
Nox says she had some help from Sonya Deville, who also came out publicly a few years ago. Nox explained that Sonya told her to stay in contact and gave her advice on how to deal with certain situations, including bringing her personal life into the public eye.
“I actually talked to Sonya before I even did this. She was a big, big help. She gave me her phone number and told me to text her if I needed anything. So we keep in contact quite a lot about it. She’s a massive help with the fans, because my family knew but my fans didn’t. So she helped me bring it out to the public.”