Actor Jonathon Schaech has opened up about being Ellen DeGeneres’ fake boyfriend in 1990s.

He is best known for playing Jimmy in the 1995 film ”That Thing You Do” but has now opened up about his past in a Reddit ”Ask Me Anything”.

Opening up Jonathon said ”My manager used to ask me to accompany her to events. She was scared people would not watch the show, her sitcom Ellen, because she was gay. It was an honour.”

Schaech accompanied Ellen to events such as the 1995 SAG Awards, which was 2 years before she openly announced she was gay on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Two months after she was interviewed the character Ellen played in her own sitcom, also came out gay.

Ellen is now happily married to Portia De Rossi and you can catch her weekdays at Midday on Channel 9!


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