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Passion Pit Singer Michael Angelakos Comes Out as Gay in Emotional Interview, “Wanted So Badly to Be Straight” for Wife

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Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos came out as gay during a candid interview with Bret Easton Ellis. The critically acclaimed Indie singer admitted on Ellis’ podcast, B.E.E., that he desperately wanted to be straight because of his marriage to his now-estranged wife Kristina Mucci.

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“I’ve told very few people in my personal small circles because I don’t know how to talk about it, you know?” Angelakos said about making the decision to come out on air. “When this was all happening recently, finally, I just decided it might be best to talk about it here. I don’t really know what happened, but it’s just one of those gut feelings. It’s the same gut feeling I had when I said, ‘Okay, I kind of just need to talk to people about the fact that I am. I’m gay.’ And that’s it. It just has to happen.”

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Jeff Apruzzese, Michael Angelakos, and Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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Angelakos, who announced his divorce from stylist Mucci this past August, admitted it was their relationship that was the hardest to come to terms with. “I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much,” he told Ellis. “I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.”

It was Mucci, however, who turned out to be his biggest supporter.

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“When I decided to really deal with it head on, which was, I don’t know, in June, she was the one who spearheaded it in a way,” the musician revealed. “She said, ‘You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.'”

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