27 November 2013 12:36 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Bob Harper opened up on Tuesday’s episode of The Biggest Loser, stating for the first time on national television that he is gay. Though Harper, 48, came out to his family when he was 17, he has never publicly addressed his sexuality on the show that made him famous and changed hundreds (some might say thousands; ratings might say millions) of people’s lives.

Harper said he knew it was time to talk about being gay on The Biggest Loser when he met Bobby, a contestant on the show’s 15th season: “I really do believe that this is the right time. »


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