Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky has come out as gay via the social media platform TikTok, using a video of herself lip-syncing to Diana Ross’ iconic queer anthem “I’m Coming Out”.
“Hi, it’s Nikki Blonsky from the movie I’m Gay!” Blonsky, 31, captioned the clip, referencing a meme she is known for. The post also went out on Twitter. Blonsky also made the announcement on her Instagram account in a slightly less musical but more succinct post.
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It’s been slightly over a year since Blonsky revealed that she was in a relationship with a non-binary individual named Dani, saying that she was “the happiest I’ve ever been”.
Blonsky had something of a difficult time navigating life after the 2007 classic Hairspray, with her show Huge getting cancelled and a rom-com she had a role in, Waiting For Forever, earning a critical savaging.
By 2011, she was selling shoes in her hometown of Great Neck on Long Island. But she picked up work on TV via Smash in 2013 and has worked sporadically since then, with her most recent appearance in the TV series Quarantine.
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