Rugby Star Gareth Thomas Chats With Ellen DeGeneres

You may have heard about openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas‘ recently appearance on Ellen. The video has been making the rounds on the gay blog circuit, and we’ve decided to post it for a few reasons. The most obvious? Gareth is a total babe, and we can’t get enough of his sexy accent. Of course, there’s a much more important reason! His story is incredibly inspirational, especially for anyone who’s had (or is currently having) difficulty coming out.

Although this isn’t the first time we’re hearing about Gareth’s journey, we still got a little choked up during this interview. This man is truly a role model, and we can only hope his experience will pave the way for future openly gay athletes. Yay for mushy moments!

– Dewitt

To watch the clip, follow the JUMP:

Bonus pic before the video!

And now for the main event…