WWE Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out as Gay

June 13, 2014 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media

Today 73-year-old WWE lege nd Pat Patterson came out as gay, reported TMZ.

“I lived with that [secret] for 50 years,” Patterson told his cast mates on the WWE Network's “Legends’ House.”

His fellow wrestling stars responded warmly, telling him, “We love you, Pat… we always love you.”

Watch the emotional moment Patterson's comes out to his fellow wrestling stars in the video below. He shares his secret and the loss of a partner of 40 years to a heart attack.

After 50 years in the closet, the WWE Hall of Famer publicly declares he is gay in a historic announcement.