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Video: Darren Young Is In Love, Wants To Be A Role Model For Gay Athletes

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August 19, 2013
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It’s been a week of major revelations for WWE Superstar Darren Young (real name: Fred Rosser). After coming out in the most nonchalant way possible to a TMZ photographer at LAX’s baggage claim yesterday morning, the pro athlete appeared on Today this morning and revealed something more: He’s in love!

That’s right, Darren Young is in love. And in case you haven’t heard, he’s “very happy.”

He told Matt Lauer that he “felt like it was the right place and the right time” to come out, but was partly motivated by fear. He said he’s been “suppressing these feelings for so long” and feared that someone else may have outed him if he didn’t take control of the announcement. “I’ll be honest with you, I was terrified, and I think anybody in my shoes would feel the same way,’’ he said. “It took some guts.”