Looking at the post-Globes coverage on our site and other sites, I think I’m probably the only person in the world who wasn’t moved by Jodie Foster’s “coming out” speech, mostly because she didn’t come out, and she seemed to be throwing shade on everyone in the room who does come out publicly and who didn’t meet up to her exacting standards of privacy (privacy standards… and nothing else). Like, Jodie Foster will judge you harshly for having a Twitter account and for talking about your boyfriend on Facebook. But if you want to be a rabid anti-Semite who beats the hell out of your baby-mama, Jodie will totally be BFFs with you.
Anyway, in the wake of Jodie’s “coming out but not really,” it seems that another Hollywood star – a guy who, much like Jodie, we’ve known about their sexuality for years – has decided to formally come out of the glass closet. That man? Victor Garber!
While Jodie Foster made her sexual orientation a public spectacle at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills Jan. 13, Titanic actor Victor Garber quietly confirmed that he’s gay in an interview with Greg in Hollywood blogger Greg Hernandez.
Garber — best known for his roles in the movies Argo, Legally Blonde, Milk, The First Wives Club and Sleepless in Seattle — addressed his homosexuality during the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. in early January.
Hernandez asked Garber about a Wikipedia entry that claimed he lives in New York City with artist and model Rainer Andreesen.
“I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows,” the 63-year-old actor said of his relationship with Andreesen, a fellow Canadian. “He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards.”
Garber — who has been nominated for six Emmy Awards since entering show business — first spoke about his longtime love in an April 2012 interview with Canada’s Forever Young.
“My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village,” he said. “We both love New York.”
In addition to his film career, Garber has also appeared on the small screen in Alias, 30 Rock, Frasier, Ugly Betty, Web Therapy, The Big C, Damages, Deception, Eli Stone, Nurse Jackie and Glee.
Aw. I mean, I knew he was gay, but I didn’t know he had been with a guy for 13 years! That’s epic. Would you like to see this Rainer guy? Here you go:
HOT. That’s a really good looking man. Well done, Victor! I can’t believe Victor has been hitting that for 13 years and he hasn’t told everybody about it before now. Lay claim to that hot piece!
Incidentally, I thought it was so cute/sweet/lovely that Victor was at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s table at the Golden Globes. Ben puts Victor in his movies (Victor was in The Town and Argo) and I think Victor is something of a second father to Jennifer Garner – they’ve been really close since Alias, and Victor is really tight with Bradley Cooper too. I like that the Garner-Afflecks always include him in what they’re doing. The friendship seems genuine.
Photos courtesy of WENN.