Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

Rick Cosnett of "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Flash" has come out. Pictured here, Cosnett attends "Billy Boy" Los Angeles premiere at Laemmle Music Hall on June 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

(CNN) -- Rick Cosnett of "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Flash" has come out.

The actor made the announcement on his Instagram account Thursday.

"Hi everyone," he said in the video's opening. "Dramatic pause...I'm gay."

Cosnett explained that he "just wanted everyone to know because I made a promise to myself to live my truth everyday."

"And sometimes, that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don't even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know, just life," he said. "So there you go. I'm sure most of you probably knew anyway."

Cosnett played Dr. Wes Maxfield on "The Vampire Diaries," Elias Harper on "Quantico" and Det. Eddie Thawne on "The Flash."

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(8) comments

Frederick Fukov

I would like to announce to all of the world's major news outlets today, that I am excessively binary.

Kire

This guy is not gay...he has homosexual temptations. He is a male who was made by God to be attracted to women, but for some reason is temped with same sex attraction. Some people are tempted with gluttony, others with pornography and still others with substance abuse. Our society needs to get real about this stuff.

CherryAnn1000

And why is this news or important? And who is this guy, anyway? Never heard of him.

Milburnky

Fox considers cr_p a curse word.

Milburnky

Who gives a cr_p. Would you ever report on a person that was gay and became straight? No.

Ranger

Wow why is this even considered news. No one cares.

Frederick Fukov

Well..sure Rick. I mean..we knew about the time we saw your picture.

Mr pickles

Wow...today I'm coming out as straight. Happy?

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