“Yes I’m gay. And yes, it does get better. #YOLO.” Iacono tweeted on Wednesday.
Iacono said that he grew in “a really old-school Italian traditional family in New Jersey” and struggled to come to terms with his sexuality.
“I tried coming out a couple of times as a kid, from 13-14 on, and was always squashed on,” he said.
Iacono told The Village Voice that it wasn’t “until I was 18 that I came out with my mom and 20 with my dad. I was older and able to address it from a different perspective.”
In his upcoming MTV show, “Kenzie’s Scale,” Iacono plays a college student who moves with his high school sweetheart to New York, only to have a gay awakening when he gets there.
Iacono calls the show is “a radical young Will & Grace.”