Star of Netflix’s Baby Reindeer makes huge personal announcement

Little reindeer star Jessica Gunning has made a surprising personal confession.

Gunning, who took the world by storm with his role on the hit Netflix show, has spoken openly about the moment he revealed he was gay later in life.

The actor recalled coming out in 2022 at age 36, describing how she came to understand more about her journey and how she told her loved ones.

“I actually came out in November 2022 and it was a mega, mega thing for me,” Gunning said on the Reigns with Josh Smith podcasts.

“I’m surrounded by gays, all my friends are gay and so it’s not like I was repressing anything. I just didn’t think I could be, and I still can’t articulate it the best way,” she continued.

“But yeah, I realized I was a big old gay and I thought, ‘That’s what it was. Here’s what it is.”

The actress described her coming out as “liberating” and cited one scene in particular Little reindeer it ended up closely mirroring his own.

“It was a huge moment where everything clicked and I made sense to myself because for so long, I thought, and I’m a larger woman, and I thought maybe it had to do with my size, that I felt a bit like an alien, or I was tagging along,” he said.

“But as soon as I realized it, I thought, ‘No, that’s it.’ This was the most liberating thing.”

He continued: “And there’s actually one thing that’s really exciting Little reindeer where Donny talks about sleeping at his parents’ house for the first time [after opening up about his ordeal]and I told my family at Christmas that year, and I slept for 10 hours that night.

Gunning also spoke about his close “bond” with co-star and creator Richard Gadd.

“We have a really special bond and [I] I really care about him,” he said. “The effect that especially episode four had on people watching, it was amazing to be a part of and I’m so proud of him.”

Gunning went on to add, “I think he was really honest and brave in the way he told this story, and people talk to him all the time about how they’re opening up to family members for the first time and they just think that’s how it is.” simply incredible.

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