In a chat with People, he states that even though he was married to Hollywood actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, “All the people close to me have known for years who I am. [Yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.”
Joel Grey has two children and one of them, Jennifer Grey (on Dirty Dancing) says that ‘I feel very happy for my dad that he has come to a point in his life where he feels safe and comfortable enough to declare himself in a public way as a gay man. Mostly because the more people are free to own their true nature and can hopefully come closer to love and accept themselves as they really are, no matter what age, no matter how long it takes, to finally be free of the lies or half-truths, it is freedom.’
What do you think about him coming out at 82?