Actor Victor Garber, a well known face in Hollywood known for his roles in "Alias," "Titanic," and "Deception," casually referred to his same-sex partner in a recent interview with writer Greg Hernandez of the blog Greg in Hollywood.
Hernandez wrote on his blog that he had caught up with Garber following a panel at the TV Critics Asssociation Press Tour in Pasadena last week after Hernandez had read on Wikipedia that Garber lives in New York with his partner of 13 years, Rainer Andreesen.
“I wondered, ‘Did he come out publicly and I missed it?’” Hernandez wrote on his blog.
“So I got up, walked into the lobby of the Langham Huntington Hotel and found Garber. I just decided to ask him: 'Wikipedia lists Rainer Andreesen as your partner. I wondered if that’s something that’s public, that you’ve confirmed,'" wrote Hernandez.
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Garber then responded, a little taken aback, ”I don’t really talk about it but everyone knows.” He followed, “He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG awards.”
Garber has addressed his relationship with Andreesen before, however, in a 2012 interview with Canada’s Forever Young News.
In a response to a question about his most rewarding personal achievements, Garber said, “My relationships with my family and my friends. My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village. We both love New York.”
Other actors and actresses are taking a more subtle route these days to ‘coming out,’ in perhaps an attempt to normalize gay relationships.
“White Collar” star Matt Bomer ‘came out’ by thanking his partner and his family at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards after receiving the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work with HIV/AIDS. It was reveled that Jim Parson, who plays Sheldon on “Big Bang Theory,” is gay in a subtle New York Times profile of the actor. The New York Times also subtly broke the news that “Good Morning America” personality Sam Champion had set a date to marry his boyfriend late last year.