Finally Clay Aiken admits he’s gay

Singer Clay Aiken is finally coming out of the closet, admiting what many already knew: that he’s gay.

The cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his son with the headline: “Yes, I’m Gay.” Also included are the words “I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things.” Details from the interview wont’ be available until tomorrow.

Aiken came to fame as the runner-up on American Idol in 2003 and has long been a favorite of the christian right with regular references to god and a clean cut image.

Long rumored to be gay, Aiken has previously refused to directly answer the question, although serious questions were raised earlier this year when it was announced that his son was conceived through artificial insemination.

(via AP)