Even in 2015, it is no easy feat to publicly express your sexuality.
Celebrities, under the scrutiny of a critical public eye, often endure the difficulties of “coming out” tenfold. However this hasn’t stopped singers like Sam Smith from being open about their personal choices in love. Smith, who revealed he was homosexual to the public last May, posted pictures on Instagram with his new boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel while vacationing in Australia.
The 22-year-old British crooner stated in an interview with The Sun that he met his current bae on the set of the video for “Like I Can”. Although the relationship is new, (“[the relationship] is in its early days,” says Smith to The Sun ” I’m talking very, very, very early days.”), Smith states his new partner is “really sweet.”
While the “Latch” singer is open about his sexuality, he doesn’t want his sexual preference to define him. Recently during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Smith expressed, ” I want to be a spokesperson for everyone. You know, straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want to be limited.” He also explained his decision to come out before releasing his Grammy nominated album In The Lonley Hour stating ” I wanted to do it before, because if I did it afterwards, people would probably have thought I was lying just to sell records.”
We all know nowadays it’s not real until it’s posted on social media (I’m kidding-sort of), so congrats on the new relationship!
–Alexandria Tribble (@Y_iOuwta)