‘Empire’ star Smollett to Ellen: ‘Yep, I’m gay’

March 10, 2015 3:22 AM

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“Empire” star Jussie Smollett on Monday decided to end the speculation about his sexuality, coming out as gay in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

On the hit Fox drama, Smollett plays Jamal, the middle singer/songwriter son of the Lyon family, who is also gay — leading to questions about the actor’s own sexuality, which he had previously refused to discuss in interviews.

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