WWE’s Darren Young: There was a time when I was ‘terrified’ of being outed

World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Darren Young, who become the first active professional wrestling star to come out as gay when he made the casual announcement to a TMZ photographer earlier this week, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” on Friday.

Young, whose real name is Fredrick Rosser, said there was a time in his career when he was “terrified” of being outed, but that he is in love and wants to live his life on his terms, and be a role model for young people experiencing many of the struggles he faced growing up.


Young also revealed that he is “in love.”

Young, pictured here (courtesy TMZ) with his partner of two years, identified only as “Nick.”

Fred Rosser (a.k.a. “Darren Young) right, with his partner Nick.

Young has been living with his partner for some time now in Florida, and was the main reason he decided to come out.

Young’s coming out video is here.

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