Rick Cosnett has come out as gay in a heartfelt Instagram
The Vampire Diaries and The Flash star bravely revealed his sexuality to his followers on Friday, while admitting “most” of his fans “probably knew anyway”.
He uploaded a short clip to his social media, nervously laughing before coming out to his thousands of fans.
“Hi everyone,” Rick says, before adding: “Dramatic pause… I’m gay, and I just want everyone to know because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth everyday.”
He continued: “Sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society, and from just life.
“I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway.”
He ended the message with: “That’s actually all I wanted to say,” before hilariously revealing he had a sty on his eye, which “added to the drama”.
Rick’s fans congratulated the star on his announcement by leaving sweet messages on his post.
One wrote: “Live your truth!! Awesome message! Always great to hear that accent too!!”
While another penned: “Ah so proud of you ♥️”
And a third wrote: “Live your truth. You are beautiful human being. God bless♥️♥️”
Cosnett is known for having played Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, Elias Harper on “Quantico” and Detective Eddie Thawne on The Flash.