Words: Steve Brown
Paul Gascoigne is reportedly ‘proud’ of his son Regan after coming out as bisexual.
The 23-year-old dancer opened up about his sexuality while speaking to The Sunday Mirror where he revealed he dated men in the past without his father’s knowledge but was adamant the football star would ‘approve’ of his sexuality.
Although at the time, he said his football legend father didn’t know, while appearing on Lorraine today (November 7), the dancer revealed he apologised to his father for not having ‘the chat’ before discussing his sexuality but says his dad is ‘proud’ of him.
He said: “He was OK with it. He said he’d love me no matter what and he’s proud of my decisions.”
‘Just take your time.’— Lorraine (@lorraine) November 7, 2019
Professional dancer @regangascoigne reveals although initially feeling pressured following headlines regarding his sexuality, his family is fully supportive and he encourages others to handle similar situations at their own pace. pic.twitter.com/r5q9rd8dfu
In his interview with the newspaper, Regan also spoke about his upbringing with his father as he struggled with alcoholism for many years and he said any issues with his father are in the past.
He continued: “The past is the past. He’s my dad, I’ll always love him, and he’ll always love me no matter what.”