|Gareth Thoms on The Jonathan Ross Show|
Gareth Thomas, legendary rugby player who came out in 2009, has written a new autobiography, Proud.
Appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show, Thomas talked on his career and previous struggles with his sexuality.
‘I have won every trophy that I can ever dream of winning but when you affect somebody’s life, in a way that this person is going to have a life that they never thought they could have because of me, stupid old me, because of that they could do that, it’s amazing.
‘I didn’t come out because I wanted to be the first person to do it and I was going to be a trailblazer, I came out because I came to a crossroads of living or dying and that’s why I decided to come out, I wanted to live.’
Asked if marriage were in the near future for him and his partner, Ian Baum, Thomas replied:
‘We’ve known each other for two years and we’ve been living together for a year and I am very much in love with Ian, I’m extremely happy and I’m sure one day down the line [we might get married], we’re settling in but I definitely wouldn’t write it off because I really feel I’ve found my soulmate and the person I can spend the rest of my life with, I really do.’
|Just in case I needed to remind you 🙂|