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Wayne Brady, ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ Host and B&B Alum, Comes Out As ‘Pansexual’

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Wayne Brady, who is the host of CBS daytime’s Let’s Make a Deal and formerly played Dr. Reese Buckingham on The Bold and the Beautiful, opened up about his sexuality and has come out as pansexual.

In an exclusive conversation with, Brady clarified, “I am pansexual.”  That means he is attracted to persons regardless of their sex or gender. Brady puts it another way, “Bisexual — with an open mind!”

Brady shared the first person he came out to was his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa.  She shared her reaction: “I just said, ‘Great.’ As I knew coming out would help him be happier.”

As it turns out, Brady, Mandie, their daughter Maile, and Mandie’s partner, Jason Fordham are all a part of an upcoming reality series coming to Hulu about their blended family. Taketa and Fordham welcomed a baby in 2021, and Brady is a co-parent. Clearly, Wayne’s sexuality will be a part of the new series.

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In a portion of his interview, Wayne shared on his journey to discover where he is at sexually, “What am I looking for in these people that I can’t find in myself? And then leaving a wake of people and never being satisfied and then going back to being lonely. Fast forward to recently asking myself the question: ‘Wayne, um, are you gay?’ And the answer was no because despite having been in all of these unsuccessful relationships and now dealing with what I know can be diagnosed as love addiction, I started to go, ‘Okay, I’m feeling something, but I just don’t know how to get there.’ And then I felt like a fraud.”

Brady added, “Let’s be really honest: I’ve also been attracted to certain men in my life, but I’ve always pushed that aside because of how I was raised, and because I live in today’s world, and it’s scary as s–t. What’s the fastest way to hurt another man? I’m gonna call you out of your name. I’m gonna call you gay. I’m gonna emasculate you. I’m gonna use the F-word.”

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He added, “I’m still coming together. But If I’m healthy, then I can go onstage at Let’s Make A Deal and be the best Wayne Brady that everybody wants and expects. I can be the best dad that Maile needs. I can be the best friend to Mandie, the best son to my mother, and one day, the best partner to someone, because I’m doing this for me. Not dating yet though! (Laughs) I am single, but it’s not about being with someone right now. I’ve got some work to do still. Then, Wayne as a single, open-minded pansexual can make a decision and be free and open to other people.”

What do you think of Wayne revealing that he is pansexual and the sentiments he shared to his discovery? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sorry, but TMI!!
I REALLY did NOT need to know that about him. I don’t know why so many people need to discuss their sexuality so the whole world knows everything about them.

Because if you are a straight person, you flaunt your sexuality subtly and overtly all day, every day, just by existing. Much like you flaunted your intolerance here. Seriously, do you think we all need to read your boring, predictable and completely derivative nonsense? Do you literally have no original thoughts? My god, read the room. This site is full of LGBTQ people, who are some of the most loyal soap fans. I’m far more offended that you think anybody wants to read your stale intolerance than by what’s sure to be yet another pointless reality show.

Last edited 1 month ago by GH fan

It’s because they’re all lost spiritually

Yeh who cares….jus need more ratings huh!!! Disgusting…find something better to discuss

Get a life

Good for him! Hope he finds happiness w/a partner if that’s what he wants.

Good lord what a idiot

It’s sad that I know this now.
I’ll miss him.
So many people are lost…..

Last edited 1 month ago by Regine Carney

His dumb show replaced guiding light so I could care less but also why do people have tell us this stuff

Surrender your life to Christ .You need some directions mental and emotional. Stop hurting your mother’s heart.

How exactly do you know what his relationship with JC or his mother is like?

I feel for him. People are so mean. Just learn to make yourself happy and fu%k what anyone thinks.

I really like Wayne Brady as an entertainer. I’m uncertain whether revealing sexual preferences does anything except perhaps another person who feels it necessary to share private information. It doesn’t increase his talent, it doesn’t make him more likeable…so the point is???? There maybe a few people who think that this disclosure makes him more of someone they can relate to or he is attempting to widen his curb appeal. I didn’t need this fact about him to enjoy his talent. I wish there was a way to “unsee” this piece of information.

I think u need to seek God.

Yeah…. maybe he should pay a visit to Marcus Bachmann’s “conversion therapy” clinic.

You know, because it obviously worked so well on Marcus himself.

There is no God, but this place is crawling with intolerant people!

Good for Wayne. Be true to yourself and be happy. Live and let live is a good motto to live by.

And to all the people here talking about God, being sanctimonious and judgmental, here’s one for you:

Matthew 7

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Nobody’s mad nobody’s judging for gosh sakes I had no idea what he was talking about can you please knock it off nobody’s judging . I have never herd of this I thought is he talking about Teflon . So please get off our back personally most of us could care less who you sleep with

Wayne, can I have a dinner date ?

I think that is brave off him especially being in the public eye and it doesn’t change the fact he is handsome and fun to watch he has a great voice and if he needed to come out to help his recovery I am here and I believe you love who you love why stay in the closet it will not help your recovery I still think your a great man good luck in your recovery

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