"I was open at work, but, yes, in a public way, I was not," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "I hadn't made a statement about it. I never said I wasn't gay or tried to hide it or pretend anything else. I just didn't want to talk about it. By not saying something, it seemed like I was indicating that I was somehow ashamed of something or not happy being gay. The complete opposite has always been the case."