American actor and former White House staff member of the Barack Obama administration, Kalpen Suresh Modi, popularly known as Kal Penn has come out as gay.

All set for the launch of his new book ‘You Can’t Be Serious’, in a recent interview with People magazine, the actor revealed facts about his relationship with his partner Josh for 11 years. The couple are engaged and the actor also revealed that he discovered his sexuality relatively later than most people.

“I discovered my own sexuality relatively later in life compared to many other people. There’s no timeline on this stuff. People figure their s*** out at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did,” said the actor, best known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series.

Kal Penn said that he was supported by his parents and also jokingly said that it was an easier conversation than revealing to the South Asian community of plans to become an actor.

Kal also spoke about his wedding plans saying that his and Josh’s families will be there for the wedding and that the ‘big disagreement’ now is whether the ceremony will be a big one of an intimate one, since he wants a Big Fat Indian Wedding but Josh hates attention and that they’d have to meet half way.

While some are super happy about the star coming out of the closet, others just seem to be shocked. Here’s how netizens are reacting to the actor’s big revelation, looking forward to his new book’s launch.

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