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Wentworth Miller Gay Status A Mystery Until He Was 41: 'Prison Break' Actor Struggled with Coming Out The Closet

By Staff Reporter | August 22, 2013 04:29 AM EDT

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On Wednesday "Prison Break" actor Wentworth Miller, age 41, finally decided to out his gay status in effort to help the LGBT in Russia.




Although there was a lot of speculation in the past that the actor's sexual preference was for the same sex, he continued denying the allegations.




In a former interview with Germany In Style magazine, Wentworth assured that he was a straight man and had aspirations of having a wife and kids.




"I'm not gay, but that rumor can't be killed. I'd like to have a girlfriend and a family. But I haven't met the right one yet," said Wentworth.




His excuse for not having a girlfriend at the time was that he was too career orientated.




"Until then I'm focusing on my job," said the "Prison Break" hottie. "I had to wait so long for this chance I savor every second on set even if it means 14 hours of shooting a day."




It was reported that earlier in the interview he suggested that he was still an eligible bachelor due to his shy personality.




Around the same time, Wentworth was accused of having intimate relations with ABC's "Brother and Sisters" actor Luke Macfarlane, also ex-boyfriend of past "Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight. Although the two were spotted hanging out, a romance was never confirmed.




Fast forwarding to today, it took the struggles of his fellow LGBT Russian community to declare his gay status.




The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD posted a letter from Wentworth addressed to Maria Averbakh, the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russian, rejecting the invitation due to him being a gay man and how people like him are being unrightfully punished for it in the European country.




"Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, It would make me happy to say yes," wrote Wentworth. "However, as a gay man, I must decline."




The actor contiued with expressing his disgust toward the treatment of Russian LGBT members and how he will stand by his decision until there is a change.




"I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly. Perhaps' when and if circumstances improve. I'll be free to make a different choice."

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