Actor Kal Penn Comes Out As Gay And He Is Getting Married

Actor Kal Penn Came Out As Gay And Getting Married

Josh, his long-term partner, is getting ready to marry him.

Kal Penn has confessed that he is gay in the most unexpected manner, revealing his sexuality in his upcoming memoir, “You Can’t Be Serious,” which also discloses that he is engaged to be married.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“I’ve always been very public with everybody I’ve personally interacted with. Whether it’s somebody that I meet at a bar, if Josh and I are out or we’re talking to friends.” he added.

“I’m really excited to share our relationship with readers. But Josh, my partner, my parents, and my brother, four people who I’m closest to in the family, are fairly quiet. They don’t love attention and shy away from the limelight.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The actor and former White House staff told PEOPLE, “I am engaged to a man and our families will be there for the wedding.”

“The big disagreement now is whether it’s a huge wedding or a tiny wedding. I want the big ass Indian wedding. Josh, hates attention, [has said], ‘Or we could just do quick 20-minute thing with our families and that’s it.’ So we have to meet halfway in the middle.”

Speaking of being a former White House staff, Kal met Josh while living/working in D.C. under the Obama administration, for which he worked in an official position, and they’ve been together since.

On Instagram, he also posted a video thanking everyone for their support and highlighting friends to whom he delivered an early edition of his book with their reactions printed on the back cover.

Reactions to Actor Kal Penn Came Out As Gay And Getting Married

I love that, depending on where the gays reacting are from, the responses to Kal Penn coming out are either total bafflement at him being gay or total bafflement at the idea that he wasn’t already out due to having bumped into him and his partner at gay bars for years.

@purplechrain

Was just watching an interview with Kal Penn on CBS Sunday Morning and love how casually and contently it was mentioned he’s been in a same sex relationship for more than 10 years. As I do a double take thinking that is brand new information and good for him!

@DanielAlanB

Kal Penn subtly came put and this is now all I want to think about even though I have like three hours of work left and am seeing Last Night in Soho later but still, so happy for him!❤🏳️‍🌈

@WriteThingsPr25

Me finding out Kal Penn is gay and engaged to his boyfriend of over a decade:

@noveldevice

So Kumar came out as gay? His boyfriend is cute! I could’ve sworn the actor Kal Penn was married to a woman. Oh well, he’s in my tribe now.

@Blain10619551

Kal Penn came out as gay, and I'm just so happy to see more LGBTQ+ South Asian representation 🥰

@vanadiumcarbide

Kal Penn has had a male partner for over a decade?! 1. How did I not know this? 2. Why is his partner not me?

@BromonaQuimby

incredibly brave of kal penn to come out as engaged to a white man that watches nascar. proud of him

@martyrsdaughter

Y’all ain’t tell me we got Kal Penn on the 🏳️‍🌈 team

@Cartoonie12

there may be no actor I have spent more time lusting over, so finding out Kal Penn has been quietly gay this whole time is slightly infuriating

@HelluvaBttmCrtr

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