Pro wrestler Anthony Bowens has come out as bisexual while introducing the world to his boyfriend Michael Pavano in a very cute video.
A few months into the relationship, the 26-year-old champion didn’t think too much of it at the time when he posted it on YouTube.
When professional wrestler Anthony Bowens posted a video of himself goofing off with his boyfriend, Michael Pavano, he didn’t think too much of it.
‘It was this past fall and I was three months into a relationship with my boyfriend, Michael Pavano. Mike and I had uploaded a video to YouTube on his channel called ‘The Laughing Challenge,’ where he described me as his boyfriend,’ Bowens explains in an op-ed published by OutSports.
‘The video was a blast to do, but I worried that someone from the wrestling world would stumble across it and learn my secret. I decided to let it be posted anyway.’
But weeks later after the video had been online, he received a text from a wrestling mate.
‘Bro, why didn’t you tell me?’ the text read.
Bowens said the wrestling bud ‘didn’t care’ and he was ‘one of his best friends in the business’.
So he posted a chilled out message on Facebook.
‘I’m not going to make this a long winded post but I think it’s time,’ he wrote.
‘Just wanted to let everyone know I’m bisexual. I look forward to changing perceptions and breaking stereotypes as I continue on my journey.
‘I have zero patience for negativity so if this bothers you please delete me. Thanks!’
But what was the reaction from all his friends and family?
‘After hitting send, I immediately turned off my phone. I didn’t want to think about what people would write. After about 30 minutes I told Mike to check his phone,’ Bowens said.
‘He had the biggest smile on his face, our friends in the room cheered, and I made the decision to turn on my phone. The response was overwhelming positive.’
Since then Bowens and Pavano seem to be very happy on social media.