Acknowledging your gay sexuality to the world becomes more difficult especially when you have hidden in the closet for so long. And, also when you decide to have a child amidst gay speculations, you need extra courage to face the world. Clay Aiken faced a similar situation when he decided to have a child through in vitro fertilization with his best friend. The child was unique as it was born with a medical boon and liberated Clay out of his false sexual identity as well leading him to acknowledge his gay sexuality.
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The year-old former "American Idol" runner-up, multiplatinum recording artist and Broadway star credits his son, conceived by in-vitro fertilization with friend and producer Jaymes Foster, with making him realize that he could no longer hide his homosexuality from the world. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that. Aiken, who rose to fame on "Idol" in , has long been subject of rumors and tabloid fodder that he was gay, but usually refused to acknowledge them. In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said of the talk: "I don't really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love. Aiken said he only told his family that he was gay four years ago. He recalled a tearful discussion with his mother in a car after dropping off his brother, who was being sent to Iraq, at a military base.
Clay Aiken talks about being gay, fatherhood on 'Good Morning America'
New father Clay Aiken sat down with Good Morning America 's Diane Sawyer Thursday morning in his first television interview since revealing to People mag that he is gay. Aiken had a harder time coming out to his family. He broke the news to his mother, Faye, four years ago. I just thought, 'Well, it's a bad day already, might as well not spread it out. Aiken's coming out confirmed that has long swirled about the pop star's sexuality.