Last month, Wayne Brady came out as pansexual. Now, he is living his truth and life according to his terms.
The Let’s Make a Deal host opened up to Entertainment Tonight on how his world has changed since addressing his sexuality and how he is adjusting to his new normal.
"It would be hard for me to truly put myself 100 percent into a relationship when there's this nagging doubt that I have not explored that piece of me, or even given voice to having that option," he explained to the outlet. "It doesn't mean that it's ever going to manifest itself in a relationship with a man, or a relationship with this person. I don't know, but at least being able to voice that, so that, if I go into a relationship, whomever I'm in a relationship with knows me 100 percent."
For Brady, living his truth gave him freedom, something he had longed for.
"I think that's the piece that was missing, that I couldn't verbalize, 'cause I couldn't lock on to it. I always felt this much dishonest, and if I was being dishonest, then there's no way to truly give yourself 100 percent," he said.
The star continued, "Now I feel differently about that 'cause I went, 'Oh, well, now you know. So if you were to be involved with me, you know Wayne in totality.' I'm not hiding anything now, so now I can approach you in a way that I never have."
With his newfound freedom, he is now “able to love whomever I want no matter the vessel."
When it comes to dating, Brady is taking his time. “I would not inflict me on somebody,” he joked.
"The best thing that I could do for myself right now and to do for someone else is to not be in a relationship, is to just breathe," he said.
In August, he revealed to PEOPLE that he identifies as pansexual. Before sharing the news publicly, he “worried about…people finding out” because “nobody needs to know my personal business.