Actor Matt Dallas, 30, has kicked off 2013 by coming out of the closet and announcing his engagement to musician Blue Hamilton.

"Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!" he tweeted, along with a picture of Hamilton lounging on the couch with his dog. Dallas is following in the footsteps of LGBT celebs like Zachary Quinto and White Collar’s Matt Bomer who came out in similarly discreet announcements.

Although there has been speculation regarding Dallas’ sexuality in the past, this announcement marks the first time he has publicly addressed his sexual orientation. Dallas and Hamilton are said to have been together since 2009.

Well known for his starring role on ABC Family's Kyle XY, Dallas recently appeared in Naughty or Nice, a Hallmark television movie. He will next be seen in the upcoming ABC Family series Baby Daddy.

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