TV star Wayne Brady has shared an update on his love life after coming out.
Back in August, the Let’s Make a Deal host revealed that he identifies as pansexual – which is defined as being attracted to an individual regardless of their gender.
“In doing my research, both with myself and just with the world, I couldn’t say if I was bisexual, because I had to really see what that was, especially because I really have not gotten a chance to act on anything,” he explained to PEOPLE.
“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.
“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.”
Since coming out, Brady has been an open book regarding his sexuality journey and, most recently, his dating life.
While speaking with ET, the American Soul actor revealed that coming out has helped him feel more confident about starting a new relationship.
“It would be hard for me to truly put myself 100 percent into a relationship when there’s this nagging doubt that I have not explored that piece of me, or even given voice to having that option,” he explained.
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“It doesn’t mean that it’s ever going to manifest itself in a relationship with a man, or a relationship with this person. I don’t know, but at least being able to voice that, so that, if I go into a relationship, whomever I’m in a relationship with knows me 100 percent.”
The Who’s Line Is It Anyways star went on to say that before coming out, he always felt like there was a piece missing that he “couldn’t verbalise.”
“I always felt this much dishonest, and if I was being dishonest, then there’s no way to truly give yourself 100 percent,” he continued.
“Now I feel differently about that ’cause I went, ‘Oh, well now you know.’ So if you were to be involved with me, you know Wayne in totality.’ I’m not hiding anything now, so now I can approach you in a way that I never have.”
Towards the end of his interview, Brady admitted coming into his pansexuality has opened his eyes to different romantic prospects.
“I’m not saying that I’m going to be in a relationship with another man. I’m saying it is very possible for me to be attracted to the man because of the person,” he explained.
“I can be attracted to this beautiful woman because of the person. But then again, that may be a non-binary person that might go, ‘Oh, I’m attracted to you. I’m attracted to this trans person.'”
Check out his full interview below.