In a revealing interview with author Bret Easton Ellis in his podcast, B.E.E., Passion Pit Frontman Michael Angelakos opens up about coming to terms with his sexuality and the end of his marriage to wife of two years, Kristina Mucci.

Passion Pit Frontman Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay

The singer spoke about the inner turmoil he experienced during the marriage and how the separation was one of the hardest parts of his coming out. “I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much,” he said of Mucci, and revealed how she encouraged him to confront his sexuality following years of unhappiness.

“When I decided to really deal with it head on, which was, I don’t know, in June, she was the one who spearheaded it in a way,” the singer shared.

Angelakos had previously spoken about his bi-polar disorder and struggles with alcoholism and depression in the media and told Ellis that the reaction he received from some made him wary of coming out.

“Publicly, I came out about [being] bipolar and everyone was, ‘Ohhh that dude is crazy.’ That’s basically overshadowed so much of my work life,” he said. “If I come out what is that going to do? How can that diminish the impact of it? But then I was like, I don’t care! I don’t care anymore. I like girls, I like boys, everyone’s fantastic, but you know what? I’m gay.

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