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Rebecca Adlington’s ex-husband Harry comes out as bisexual and insists it wasn’t reason for divorce


Rebecca Adlington’s former husband has confirmed he is bisexual (Picture: @beckyadlington)

Rebecca Adlington’s ex-husband Harry Needs has come out as bisexual during an honest Q&A with his social media followers. 

The 28-year-old hosted a Q&A on his Instagram on Sunday (21 June) and decided to address the multiple questions about his sexuality. 

Harry was married to Olympic swimmer Rebecca for two years until 2016 and they share one daughter, Summer, five. 

When asked if he is bisexual, Harry replied: ‘This is a question I’ve avoided everyday of my life so far, mainly because I strongly dislike labels despite not knowing a solution to avoid them. But if I had to answer I would people that I’ve always been bisexual #ahh.’ 

Explaining why he chose to come out now, the father-of-one replied: ‘Today is #fathersday #pridemonth and the last day #mensmentalhealthawareness week I couldn’t waste an opportunity as golden as that.’ 

Harry went on to address the reason for his divorce from Rebecca four years ago and stated: ‘@beckyadlington and I, NEVER got divorced because of my sexuality. Becky is a absolute incredibly supportive friend, and has been from the start and always will be. I will also NEVER share the details as to why me and Becky went our separate ways, I hope you can respect that.’ 

Harry said he was inspired to come out by Pride month and Father’s Day (Picture: @harryneeds)
Harry has known about his sexuality since he was 13 (Picture: @harryneeds)
Harry clarified he’s not in a relationship with Michael (Picture: @harryneeds)

He added: ‘Once I was married to Becky, there was no need for me to publicly share my sexuality but I hope my journey can inspire many others to be true to themselves… I’m always here to anyone who wants to reach out.’ 

The personal trainer revealed that he’s been sure about his sexuality since the age of 13. He met Rebecca when he was 17 and chose to ‘start that journey in [his] life with her’. 

‘Although all my friends and family know, I’m only sharing this side of myself to everyone now in hope that I can help others,’ he said. 

Harry was also quizzed about his close relationship with his friend Michael Gunning, who he was self-isolating with alongside Rebecca and their daughter Summer. 

Clarifying his relationship status with Michael, Harry said: ‘This is question I get asked a lot… and the answer is no. Although my love for mike is unconditional, his my best friend and godfather to my daughter, Summer.’ 

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