Jake Borelli has come out as gay.

On the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Jake’s character Levi Schmitt shared a kiss with Nico Kim in the hallway after weeks of flirting, which led to him admitting that it was the first time he’d ever kissed another man.

Fans loved the scenes, and it led to an equally celebratory moment in real life as actor Jake used the opportunity to open up about his own sexuality, and how much the on-screen relationship meant to him.

“As a gay guy myself, tonight’s episode was so special to me,” he wrote.

“This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I’m able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy.

“His vulnerability and courage inspire me every day, and I hope he can do the same for you. To all of you who feel like little Levis out there, know that I do too, that you are seen, and that we’re all in this together.

“And to everyone who has supported me over the years, I can’t thank you enough, and I love you more than all the stars.”

See his post below.

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