“I’ve been lucky enough to have been in love twice…”
Luke Baines, known for his role in the supernatural drama series Shadowhunters, opened up about his sexuality and dating life in a recent Instagram post.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have been in love twice — the first time with a woman, the second with a man,” the caption reads.
Baines also shared photos capturing what appears to be moments in his relationships. The first shows the shadows of a couple holding hands over the words ‘F***, I think I love you,” and the second is a handwritten note that says, “you are perfect to me.” Adorable!
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Celebs Congratulate Luke
The actor’s friends gushed about their excitement and support over his post in the comment section, including his Shadowhunters co-stars. See some of their sentiments below.
Tessa Mossey: “Love you so much, you beautiful person!!! happy freaking pride!!!”
Dom Sherwood: “So proud of you brother!! Happy pride. Love you.
Alberto Rosende: “So happy for you buddy! Happy Pride!”
Sydney Meyer: “Happy pride you beautiful human!! so very happy for you and proud of you. Lucky to know your beautiful heart.”
Do People Still Need to Come Out?
Every year the LGBTQ+ community celebrates many individuals’ coming out stories, including ones shared by our favorite celebrities. Though some may argue the act of “coming out” is less necessary in today’s society, a few users who commented on Baines’s post proved why it’s still essential.
When celebrities publicly come out, they’re publicly telling queer people “it’s okay to be who you are”. They’re showing queer kids that what their parents think of them is not what the world will think of them and that they’re worthy of love.
— Kei MET DOM AND LUKE ➰☁️ (@dazzlingclace) June 25, 2022
The 32-year-old actor chose not to add a label to his sexuality, a fact many viewers of the post noticed and applauded. “We’re labeling that as a human loving whoever he wants,” one user commented.