Modern Family’s Reid Ewing Comes Out as Gay After Plastic Surgery Addiction Essay: “I Was Never In”

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Bombshell No. 2 or NBD? Last week Modern Family actor Reid Ewing made a painfully honest confession during a blog for The Huffington Post. The sitcom star, who plays Sarah Hyland’s character’s ex-boyfriend Dylan on the series, opened up about his struggle with body dysmorphia and his addiction to plastic surgery. But over the weekend, fans also learned that Ewing, 27, is gay. 

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“Saw Eugene Bata on @GMA in the Body Dysmorphia segment connected to my article and I just want to say he is hot af,” the actor tweeted, prompting a fan to write, “@media_reid Did you also just out yourself?”

Ewing replied, ”@MichaelJMapes I was never in.”

It’s clear that Ewing has no problem being honest about his private life. His candid essay shared his fears and insecurities; in one passage he wrote, “I genuinely believed if I had one procedure I would suddenly look like Brad Pitt… For the next couple of years, I would get several more procedures with two other doctors. Each procedure would cause a new problem that I would have to fix with another procedure.”

Reid Ewing in Modern Family.
Reid Ewing in Modern Family. Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images

For his part, Ewing was not pleased that fans were so shocked by his sexuality. On Monday, Nov. 23, he posted a GIF of an unimpressed Bea Arthur as Dorothy on Golden Girls, tweeting, “Writes a cosmetic surgery article, people care more that I’m gay..”

Sarah Hyland and Reid Ewing in Modern Family in 2011.
Sarah Hyland and Reid Ewing in Modern Family in 2011. Rick Rowell / ABC via Getty Images

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