CMT host CODY ALAN has come out as gay. He announced it yesterday in a post on Instagram, writing, quote, “This is not a choice I made, but something I’ve known about myself my whole life.
“Through life’s twists and turns, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, successes, failures . . . I’ve landed on this day, a day when I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. And I’m finally comfortable enough for everyone to know this truth about me.”
He came out to his then-wife and two children several years ago.
He tells “People”, quote, “It was a while back, but I remember being scared. But my son said, ‘You’re a great dad . . . it’s okay.’ To their generation, being gay is like your eye color . . . it’s just there . . . so they understood better than I thought.”
As soon as the news hit, country stars like Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris started posting their support. (You can see a collection of them, here.)