It must be so sad to finally come out of the closet and no one cares….
We all knew….
All I can think is she really must need some cash and really want a new sitcom and is hoping the publicity will make her marketable again…
So sad….that I am so cynical.
She is a really talented actress. I think she could have been as great as Jodie Foster if she had been more secure…
But Gay people of our generation had a different journey. I can understand her fears, but it’s just too late to matter that she’s coming out….
Most of us who are Gay and her age bit the bullet and came out years ago. She could have, too.
While I always want Gay Actors to come out, it would have meant so much more if “Buddy” had confirmed our knowledge that she was Gay years ago.
Still, we can’t judge and look back…
I wish her the best….
Gay people always love a comeback!
From People Magazine, of course:
Kristy McNichol has been out of the public eye for 20 years. Now she’s chosen to come out – to try to help kids who are being bullied.
McNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share this photo because she is “approaching 50” and wants to “be open about who I am.”
She “is very sad about kids being bullied,” her publicist Jeff Ballard tells PEOPLE. “She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different.”
Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Buddy Lawrence in the ’70s show Family and later as Barbara Weston in Empty Nest, McNichol left it all behind when she dropped out of Hollywood to focus on her health.
Done with acting, McNichol spends her time focusing on tennis, yoga, travel and raising her beloved miniature dachshunds. “She is very happy and healthy,” says Ballard. “And she enjoys living a very private life.”
via Kristy McNichol Wants to ‘Be Open About Who I Am’ – Kristy McNichol : People.com.
One response to “Kristy McNichol Comes Out”
Well, I did a website on her in 2003 that was very nice and full of gorgeous photos and audio of her singing. It was the most comprehensive site on her ever. I flipped out over forgetting about her that caused me to invest time on researching about her life and what happened to her. Around the time she left Empty Nest Her mother devastated her finances with a $4,000,000 tax bill from the I.R.S. which is when she sold her Sherman Oaks mansion to Marlin Brando ( he later sold it). Based on my research, I will withhold contradicting what Kristy is saying through her publicist. However, I’d like to say how strange this whole thing is in its timing and the fact she is speaking through a publicist. Not sure what’s going down, but I also wish her the best. Wish I could have had my hair washed by her in Beverly Hills in the 80’s when she did some breaks from acting.