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Victor Garber Comes Out As Gay: 'Deception' Actor Acknowledges Partner In New Interview

Jan 15, 2013 | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Actor Victor Garber has addressed his same-sex partner in a new interview, but whether the "Deception" star's remarks constitute his official coming out is questionable.

Garber, who is best known for roles in "Alias" and "Titanic," was asked about his partner in an interview with Greg In Hollywood writer Greg Hernandez.

Hernandez writes:

"So I quickly looked at his Wikipedia page and there it was: ‘He lives in New York with his companion of 13 years, Rainer Andreesen.’ I then found all kinds of photos of this most handsome couple together.

I wondered, ‘Did he come out publicly and I missed it?’"

After Hernandez pressed him, Garber "seemed surprised by the question," but noted, "I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows." He then added, "He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards."

Though the interview has been touted by a number of media outlets as his official coming out, Garber had previously acknowledged Andreesen in a 2012 interview with Canada's Forever Young News.

When asked about his proudest personal achievement, Garber noted, “My relationships with my family and my friends. My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village. We both love New York.”

Still, Garber's acknowledgement seems in line with a recent trend, which finds celebrities like Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Sam Champion coming out in subtle, almost matter-of-fact ways. Like Garber, Parsons -- who had previously never acknowledged his sexuality in the public sphere -- was reported to be "gay and in a 10-year relationship" in a New York Times profile.

UPDATE: Buzzfeed features a photo of Andreesen, who they describe as "the hottest guy in the world."

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