Washington, Sept 22 : Veteran actress Jane Lynch, who realized she was gay when she was growing up, has admitted that she took 10 years to tell her parents about her “affair” with a college teacher.
The 51-year-old ‘Glee’ actress revealed that she swore to keep it secret and eventually loosened up at college after falling for a female lecturer.
“I had a crush on a teacher... and we had a little affair.”
“I didn’t tell my parents until I was almost 32, so I went about 10/11 years not being honest with my parents and we were very distant from each other” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
The actress added that she did not feel a part of the family and it tored her from inside.
“ I went to see a psychologist, who said, ‘Why don’t you write them a letter, you won’t send it...’ You’re really honest and you say how you feel and it was really lovely... and I said, ‘I think I’ll send it” adds Jane.
However, she unveiled that her folks were very accepting of the fact their daughter was gay and Lynch feels she did the right thing in waiting to reveal the news.
“When I was 32 the situation was different with my family than when I was 18 in 1978... Nobody talked about gay people and if I were to tell my parents when I was 18 that I was gay I think I would have freaked them out, they would have been afraid for me... It was a different story in 1992” she adds. (ANI)