On tonight’s special Thanksgiving episode of The Biggest Loser, longtime trainer Bob Harper surprised fans by publicly speaking about his sexuality. Harper, who has faced persistent rumors about his sexuality, took time to talk to one of his contestants, Bobby Saleem, who was not yet come out to his father. During the conversation, Bob decided to talk about his own experience coming out to his family at the age of 17. “I’m gay,” he confessed to Bobby hoping that by sharing his experience will help Bobby come out to his father who was visiting the ranch.
“THANK YOU to everyone that supported my decision to talk about being gay w/ Bobby,” Harper tweeted. “I felt like it was appropriate & necessary. LOVE Y’ALL!!