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Modern Family’s Reid Ewing just came out in the most chilled way possible

By Will Stroude

Living up to the name of the show he’s best known for, Modern Family star Reid Ewing has come out in brilliantly casual, 2015 fashion.

The news came as the 27-year-old actor – who plays Haley’s boyfriend Dylan on the hit ABC show – was busy making headlines over the weekend after opening up about his battles with body dysmorphia and addiction to cosmetic surgery.

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While tweeting about the reaction to his news, Ewing acknowledged his sexuality on Twitter while refusing to make it a big deal (which, ya know, it isn’t).

After referring to another man profiled for Good Morning America‘s body dysmorphia segment as ‘hot as f**k’, a Twitter user asked if he was outing himself – to which Reid replied: “I was never in”.

Reid had actually spent the weekend opening up about the far more important issue of low self-esteem and body issues, as he revealed to the media how he became addicted to cosmetic surgery after undergoing his first procedure aged just 19.

“I genuinely believed if I had one procedure I would suddenly look like Brad Pitt,” he told BBC Newsbeat, saying he was on an operating table having cheek fillers just weeks after his first visit to a doctor.

He continued: “I went under quite a few times because if you have this disorder, you’re always going to hate the way you look.”

“The whole time I was thinking in my head, I should not be doing this. Yet I kept on doing it and that’s why I use the word addiction.”


The Fright Night actor called on cosmetic practices to offer mental health consultations to those looking to undergo plastic surgery.

“These doctors do not care,” he said.

“For them its just one day. For the person that they are doing it to, it’s mental anguish that goes on and on and on. It was over a four-year span for me: four years of not being able to find my way out of this mental ditch.

“None of the doctors suggested I consult a psychologist for what was clearly a psychological issue rather than a cosmetic one or warn me about the potential for addiction.”

He added: “I wish I could go back and undo all the surgeries. “Now I can see that I was fine to begin with and didn’t need the surgeries after all.

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