White Collar hunk star Matthew Bomer has long kept quiet about his private life…until now.

While accepting an award at the Desert AIDS Project’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs, Bomer acknowledged that he is gay by giving a special shout-out to his longtime partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls, and their three children.

How you keep a lover and 3 children hidden all this time is beyond me. No, no what I really give credit to is the media for allowing Bomer to come out on his own terms. Regardless of the speculation that has followed him for a number of years this process was truly his own.

While he hasn’t come out publicly until now, the 34-year-old actor has publicly supported many gay causes including the Trevor Project and GLSEN.

One can only wonder where this will go from here.