Ty Herndon is a 'proud and happy gay man.' He revealed the truth to People, 'I'm still the same person. Fans just know a little more about me now,' he said.

Herndon says he realized he was gay when he was 10 while sitting in church. He tells People, he was 'horrified that I might be a homosexual. Whatever that word meant, I knew that I probably was one. And I know there's a lot of those kids still out there. Telling my story is an opportunity to help just one of them.'

Herndon has been married and divorced twice but admitted, 'I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They've been my mistakes, and I own them,' says.

Herndon also opened up to Entertainment Tonight.

Herndon made his debut in 1995 with the #1 single 'What Mattered Most.' He had two more #1 singles, 'Living in the Moment, 'It Must Be Love.' He was dropped from his record label in early 2000s after failing to make the charts.

Did Herndon's fall from country music stardom have anything to do with his sexuality? While most would like to think not, racism still exists. Whether it's your sexuality, your religion or the color of your skin. Gay marriage is legal in some states, but not everywhere.

2014 looks promising. Herndon has a man in his life he's 'hoping will propose after this interview,' he tells ET.

We hope so too. It takes courage to be open and honest in front of millions. Be proud Ty Herndon but more importantly, be happy.


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