Country Singer Chely Wright Is ‘People’ Magazine’s Big Gay Surprise

Were you racking your brain about who could be coming out in People magazine for Cinco de Mayo? Well, put that love letter to Anderson Cooper on hold, we now know who the celebrity is: country singer Chely Wright.

“Who?” We take it you aren’t a country fan.

Granted, Chely hasn’t really had a mainstream hit since 1999’s Single White Female, but she is still the big enough to be considered a major country music star, making her the first big-name country star to come out.

Chely tells People that she didn’t intend to be the first country star to come out of the closet, but she changed her tune over time:

Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out

Well, good for you Chely for coming out! Sure, we were kind of hoping for someone like Anderson Cooper or Queen Latifah, but this is still great news.

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