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WWE Superstar Darren Young

I Came Out Because

I'm In Love!

8/16/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE superstar Darren Young was in the grip of a force more powerful than John Cena when he decided to come out of the closet ... and that force is love.

WWE sources tell TMZ ... Young told the wrestling org. he is "deeply in love" with his boyfriend of 2 years ... a man named Nick (pictured above with Young).  We're told Young -- whose real name is Fred Rosser -- has been living with Nick for some time now in Florida.

Our WWE sources say Young told them Nick was actually the driving force in his decision to come out.

As you know ... Young dropped the bombshell on a TMZ photog at LAX earlier this week.  Since then ... he's received a ton of support, from wrestling superstars including John Cena himself.  He also got a call of support from fellow gay professional athlete Jason Collins.

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1.

Susanlsmith    

Ain't love great

251 days ago
2.

Joao    

FREAK SHOW

251 days ago
3.

GetOverYourself    

This story is so classic Vince McMann. He'll soon be forced to defend his 'boyfriends" honor in the ring. I wonder who is going to be the villian in the story line. I also REALLY wonder how much Vince is paying him to pretend to be gay

251 days ago
4.

mike53051    

Who cares!

251 days ago
5.

Dan Frederiksen    

He's not a super star. Homo Harvey Levin is just homotrip deluded into thinking that the more ***gets that come out the more it will be accepted.
But gay will never be ok. Ever. No matter how many clueless people think it's 'just different'.

251 days ago
6.

emontana87    

Let him be

251 days ago
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emontana87    

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251 days ago
8.

kimmi    

I'm glad he's happy and I hope he doesn't get any backlash for coming out.
But, seriously, dude needs a barber. His hair is really annoying. Plus, he looks like the black John Cena.

251 days ago
9.

Bob    

Steroids can mess with your hormones.. Don't take steroids kids!

251 days ago
10.

Bob    

It's all a hoax.. WWE is a fake sport that see's other real sports reaping the attention from other gay athletes coming forward.. So now it's there time to push their actor/wrestler out on stage.

251 days ago
11.

Kmac    

Im proud for him but as a gay man, I dont see why this is a big deal.

251 days ago
12.

DohenyOffSunset    

Good for him and his bud but that hair has to go. Helmet head.

251 days ago
13.

BoricuaBabe    

A tree that bears no fruit. It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

251 days ago
14.

D-INCARNATION    

Cena didn't know ? Come on now these two stick out like a sore bum...

251 days ago
15.

shewentwhoa    

I am happy for him. Everyone deserves to find happiness. :)

251 days ago
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