‘It just so happened I met a guy’: Hugh Sheridan says they ‘weren’t opposed’ to falling in love with a female before meeting fiancé Kurt Roberts
Hugh Sheridan came out as nonbinary in June, approximately eight months after going public with his now fiancé Kurt Roberts.
And on Sunday, the 36-year-old actor – who ‘doesn’t label themselves as anything but human’ – confirmed that they weren’t opposed to falling in love with a female in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I wasn’t opposed to meeting a girl, but it just so happened I met a guy,’ the Packed to the Rafters star said, adding they were ‘ready for a serious relationship’ before meeting Kurt.
‘It just so happened I met a guy’: Hugh Sheridan, 36, (pictured) has revealed that they weren’t opposed to meeting a girl after coming out as non binary in June
‘I’ve dated both genders. I don’t label myself as anything but human.’
Speaking of their first meeting, Hugh explained that they met Kurt in December 2020 while attending a party at Baz Lurhmann’s old house.
‘I saw him and really liked him. He knew who I was and thought I was in the too-hard basket, so played a little hard to get,’ Hugh laughed.
Hugh told the publication that although they met another ‘nice’ guy at the party, they decided to meet Kurt for a drink – and the couple have been inseparable since.
Interview: Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday, Hugh explained: ‘I wasn’t opposed to meeting a girl, but it just so happened I met a guy’. Pictured with actress and friend Rebel Wilson (right)
The actor went on to say that despite exchanging numbers on the night, Kurt didn’t respond to their texts immediately.
It comes just weeks after Hugh was forced to defend their gender identity after coming out as a ‘nonbinary human’.
Nonbinary people don’t categorise their gender identify as either male or female and often go by the pronouns they/them.
Accusation: A troll claimed that Hugh and other celebrities are just ‘capitalising on gender’s moment in the sun’
The Logie winning actor was criticised by somebody online who took a dig at them by posting an article titled, ‘How the nonbinary trend hurts those with real gender dysphoria’.
The article accuses celebrities of jumping on a gender bandwagon by coming out as nonbinary for publicity.
‘We have celebrities who are capitalising on gender’s moment in the sun,’ it reads.
‘If someone has a large public following, and they announce they are nonbinary, it is hard to believe that doing so is anything but a publicity stunt to get people talking about them.
‘Identifying as nonbinary provides social and literal, currency; and public figures who “come out” as nonbinary obtain adulation and newfound relevance as every media publication in the world hails them for their strength as a trailblazer.’
Hitting back, Hugh reposted the article on Instagram Stories and wrote: ‘Read what you posted… think about me as a REAL human and then educate yourself.’
The star added: ‘You can’t imagine. Obviously.’
Proud: Hugh came out as nonbinary in June revealing that they’re attracted to both men and women. Pictured with Kurt Roberts