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Sean Maher Finds Serenity As An Openly Gay Man

26 September 2011 9:44 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

We've been fans of actor Sean Maher for a while now, from his short-lived series Ryan Caulfield: Year One, to his stints on Firefly (and the big-screen Serenity), to his newest role in NBC's The Playboy Club.

Now there's a reason to like him even more. He's just publicly come out to Entertainment Weekly.

In the article, Sean talks about his reason for coming out now, and it all comes down to his family - His partner Paul and their two children, Sophie Rose, 4, and Liam Xavier, 14 months.

“I have these beautiful children and this extraordinary family,” Maher says, “and to think in any way shape or form that that’s wrong or that there’s shame in that or that there’s something to hide actually turns my stomach.” Maher kept thinking about what daughter Sophie would say when she realized he was closeted professionally. “What would she think if I said, »

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'Playboy Club' star Sean Maher opens up about his sexuality: 'This is my coming out ball'

26 September 2011 8:56 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Firefly alum and Playboy Club actor Sean Maher has worked steadily in Hollywood for 14 years, and during that time, he made the choice to be closeted about his personal life as a gay man — until now.

For the first time, Maher opens up about his sexuality in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I was nervous coming here today because I’ve just never talked about it,” Maher says, while sitting down to chat at Little Dom’s Italian bistro in Los Angeles’ trendy Los Feliz neighborhood, the area where the actor lives with Paul, his partner of nearly nine years, »

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