When Ricky Martin and Adam Lambert came out of the closet, the entertainment world was proud, but not exactly shocked.
According to TMZ, though, Chely Wright is ready to make a surprising announcement: she's gay.
People magazine first floated the rumor that a significant star would reveal her homosexuality in the near future, and TMZ has confirmed it's Wright. The country singer, whose "Single White Female" hit number-one in 1999, has an autobiography and a new CD coming out this week.
We're always happy when a celebrity (or a human being in general) is confident and secure enough to make such an admission publicly - but it would help her cause if she weren't promoting an album at the same time.
If this report is accurate, Wright will be the first major country singer to go public with her sexual orientation. It's a big risk, considering the conservative demographic of country music fans.
We wish her the best of luck.