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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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46.

A Black Man Named Prince    

These comments make me sad. I notice that most people on these celeb gossip sites are really closed minded and super religious which is odd cause God doesn't like gossip of any kind. I'm so glad I'm a atheist cause all God does is make People hate everything under the sun.

395 days ago
47.

smack the great    

tell your close, close friends you are gay.
tell your family that you are gay.

that's the biggest impact that you can make in your life. i know so few gays that tell people who they need to actually TELL.

NOT US, the PUBLIC. There is little that we can do by telling us.

i just see it as another gay dude, no offense, as there should be none. i don't go around saying "straight pride", because homosexuality is such that it is more common, although not commonly accepted as most all religions reject that idea.

i don't reject the person, but i don't understand the concept of public anouncements and TV is less entertaining in this vein of admission.

395 days ago
48.

spliffsmommy    

ugh...sodom and gomorah

395 days ago
49.

skittlesbreaker19    

I wish I could get a phone call from a straight celeb for being straight.... GMAB!!!

395 days ago
50.

cementmixer    

Hulk Hogan is gay too!!!

395 days ago
51.

Jericho Morton    

I hope they have both been tested.

395 days ago
52.

Spanky    

I hope everyone gets tested!

395 days ago
53.

LatinKing13    

Omg EWW!!! WtF

395 days ago
54.

Dino     

* If will be nice if one day people don't need to bother to say who they are because nobody will be judge them or care about it ... Black, White, Tall, short , Fat, Skinny , Gay or Straight ... People born with different colors, sizes and preferences ~ Can't be that hard to understand *

395 days ago
55.

Ray8    

Atl least he did not marry some women under false pretense when he is really into guys. You would be surprised how many gay guys have kids.

395 days ago
56.

Jonathan    

He sure looks Happy!! Congratulations to him and his partner!! May they have many happy years!!

395 days ago
57.

Chase    

So.....he's dating a lesbian? Wait. I thought he just said he was gay???

395 days ago
58.

Jonathan    

He's beaming!! How sweet!! Many happy years to them both!!

395 days ago
59.

STFU    


same s*x partners
same s*x marriage
next, same s*x animals

395 days ago
60.

Observer    

Ok....
You like to have sex with your own sex.....
SO WHAT!

How many of us do NOT run around saying we like it in the hairy keester or like pounding the hairy keester.

Soooo What!
Who Cares!
Keep it to yourself and don't expect to get a 'prize' for claiming you like poop, get over it already!
Or for that matter, like to

395 days ago
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