Popular YouTube vloggers, twins Austin and Aaron Rhodes (The Rhodes Bros.), whose emotional video of them coming out to their father has been viewed nearly 15 million times, were guests this week on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Joining Austin and Aaron on Ellen was their father, Rodney Rhodes, who shares his own feelings and reaction to learning that his twin sons are gay:
“When they called I knew they were crying and I knew something was wrong. As a father you just feel it. What’s wrong? I could hear it coming from them, their voices. When they told me, I just felt as though, the only thing came through me was ‘I love you both. I love you both unconditionally. You’re my children. I can’t undo being your father and I don’t want to…’
“I really feel like now there’s a weight off both our sides. Now I feel like we can talk about anything, that they can come to me with anything in their lives. I was very proud of my boys.”
The brothers, originally from Ohio but now live in Los Angeles, said their parents divorced when they were young, so they didn’t have a close relationship with their dad.
They said they came out to each other when they were both 16 years old.