Pat Patterson


Pat Patterson has come out as gay.

The WWE icon admitted during an emotional scene on the finale of the reality show Legends' House that after over 50 years of being in the closet, he was finally ready to be honest with the world.

"Sitting here tonight I am going to say something that I never want to say publically," the 73-year-old said at a table with fellow legends.

"From where I come from, I had nothing, no family, no money, and I ended up [working] with Vince [McMahon] me, that was the biggest achievement of my life. But there's more to that. Sitting here tonight, I'm going to say something I would never want to say. For once in my life I'm going to be me. I survived all this being gay."

Patterson started to tear up at that point, and also revealed that he had a secret partner for 40 years, who passed away from heart attack.

"I gave my life to the business and I don't regret nothing. For the rest of my life I want to be happy." His castmates supported him, telling the WWE vet, "We love you, Pat. We've always loved you."

Patterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 and was the first-ever Intercontinental Champion. He went on to help create the Royal Rumble event and currently serves as a WWE executive.

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