Cape Town – Former boy band member Duncan James received such fantastic feedback after he shared a photo of his boyfriend, Rodrigo Reis, on Instagram, that he decided to thank his fans in post reaffirming his sexuality.
The heartfelt tweet simply said: "I posted this pic on my Insta yesterday & couldn't get over the amazing response, comments and love from people. I didn't identify as a gay man for many years because of my own issues with coming out, but finally im happy in my skin & this guy next 2 me makes me proud 2 be gay. (sic) "
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Duncan was a member of Blue, who topped the charts in the early 2000s. The band is currently on hiatus.
It's unclear how long the performer and hunky Rodrigo have been dating, but the singer recently started sharing photos of his Brazilian hunk from when the pair went to Tropikali Festival last month. Duncan previously said in 2017 that it was bandmate Simon Webbe that had encouraged him to be honest about his sexuality and that it was the "best thing" he had done.
He explained in an interview on British TV show Loose Women: "When I told Simon, he encouraged me to speak to my mum, who was in LA with me in a hotel at the time. "
He went on: "I raided my mini-bar, drank a load of drinks, then knocked on her door. I was sobbing, and I sat her down and said: "Remember my friend Pete? I've been in love with him. He's been, my secret boyfriend. "To which she said: "You're gay? I thought you were going to say you had cancer."
WATCH THAT INTERVIEW HERE: