In 2016, Charlie Carver came out as homosexual. The actor was aware of his differences from his twin brother, Max Carver, from a young age, but did not come out until he was in his late teens. Later, the Teen Wolf actor claimed that his late father’s sexuality had made it difficult for him to come out.
Charlie Carver’s Father’s homosexuality complicated matters.
Carver always thought something was off with him and his twin brother growing up. He enjoyed wearing cosmetics and playing dress-up with his mother’s clothes and accessories, although his brother did not. “At a certain age, I began to understand how different he and I are, and I wasn’t able to really put a finger on it because the language wasn’t yet accessible,” the actor told People in 2018.
When he finally began to explore his sexuality, his parents split, and his father came out as homosexual. He was just 12 at the time, and he realized that his father’s coming out had devastated his mother. Carver attempted to remake himself as a result. He created a false character and attempted to seem as manly as possible; he exclusively wore sports shirts and is obsessed with memorizing facts. But he couldn’t be overpowered by his true self.
He came out as homosexual to his father and sibling after a year of struggle. It turns out that they both knew and were supportive.
Then it was time to inform his mother. He was afraid to tell his mother about his sexuality since she had already suffered from the scar. “The difficult one was my mum because of the pain she went through throughout the divorce,” he said. “I didn’t want to damage her again.”
His fears dissipated when his mother informed him she already knew and was disappointed that he hadn’t told her sooner. Carver initially loathed his father for coming out, despite the fact that it went more easily than he expected. In an interview with Attitude, he said, “I simply wanted to be free to define myself, make my own standards, and I felt like I had all of a sudden someone who I was going to be forced to become, and I didn’t want to be like him.”
The actor went on to say that his father’s honesty finally helped him embrace his own sexuality. “I believe he taught me via the way he lived his life that your sexuality does not define you.” The Desperate Housewives actor noted that his identity was an important part of who he was, despite living such a busy life. He thought it was because he was bothered by his own “internalized guilt.”
The Coming Out Story of Charlie Carver
Carver came out as homosexual in a moving essay on his Instagram account in January 2016. He said that after spending years coming to grips with his sexuality, he has been adamant about keeping his personal and professional life apart. He also said that he knew he wanted to be an actor when he was a child. Around the same time, he discovered he was different from the other guys in his class.
“This abstract ‘knowing’ evolved and expressed itself over time via a painful gestation defined by emotions of despair and isolation, culminating in a climax of stating three words out loud: ‘I am homosexual,’” he admitted.
Carver also hoped that his tale would inspire and encourage other young people who are afraid of their sexual identity.