Reid Ewing has come out as gay.
Sort of. Allow us to explain...
The 27-year old actor, who has recurred on Modern Family as the character of Dylan since Season 1, Tweeted some praise over the weekend for someone he saw on Good Morning America.
“Saw Eugene Bata on @GMA in the Body Dysmorphia segment connected to my article and I just want to say he is hot af,” the actor Tweeted.
Upon seeing Ewing (a male) compliment Bata (another male) in such fashion, a user wrote to the actor and asked:
"Did you also just out yourself?”
Ewing replied: ”@MichaelJMapes I was never in.”
So there you have it. Reid Ewing is gay, but he has simply chosen never to hide it and never to make a major announcement about it.
He's just gone about living a normal life like a gay person.
Sadly, however, it has not been such a normal life for Ewing.
In a blog entry for The Huffington Post last week, the actor opened up about his long-running plastic surgery addiction.
"I genuinely believed if I had one procedure I would suddenly look like Brad Pitt," he wrote, going on to explain how one procedure turned into two… which turned into three… which turned into… you get sadly get it by now.
"For the next couple of years, I would get several more procedures with two other doctors. Each procedure would cause a new problem that I would have to fix with another procedure," Ewing wrote, adding that he paid for the surgeries with money he made from acting and borrowing money from his parents and grandmother "when I was most desperate."
Ewing now admits that he suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, which he describes as "a mental illness in which a person obsesses over the way he or she looks."
"I wish I could go back and undo all the surgeries. Now I can see that I was fine to begin with and didn't need the surgeries after all."