Even in this day and age, being a homosexual is not easy. But Clayton Holmes Aiken, better known as Clay Aiken has been completely honest about his sexuality. In an interview with People Magazine he announced that 'he is a gay dad' after the birth of his son in August 2008.
Recently in The Howard Stern Show, Clay confessed that "he turns to Facebook to meet men because he doesn’t leave his house.” Apparently the 'Facebook search' seems to have helped Clay in finding his other half. According to recent reports, he has even found his man. Being a celebrity he was always under the radar. But it looks like he managed finally to slip through the profile of this 'mystery man' without much attention from the paparazzi. This 'mystery man' might just be what Clay needs to start a relationship anew, especially after what has previously happened in Clay's love life.
Looking at Clay's dating history, after his public announcement regarding being gay, Clay was found dating CBS’s “Survivor” cast member Reed Kelly. Clay and his partner went out together for a couple of years starting from 2008. They first met one another while working on the musical comedy Spamalot. The couple were also spotted together at Rosie O'Donnell's Building Dreams for Kids gala.
While Reed was working on his hit musical Wicked, an insider revealed that "Everybody knows Reed as Clay's guy", confirming the couple's relationship status. However their love affair came to a halt in 2010. Their split was confirmed after Kelly changed his MySpace profile status to single.
After this split the 'American Idol' veteran was linked up with Jeff Walters, a local community theater actor whom he met in Texas. According to a source, Clay and Jeff spent a lot of time together in 2010. Clay even attended a local production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Dallas to see Jeff play the role of Rocky. But this love affair could not last long and ended in 2010 itself.
However Clay was not always gay. He did have a relationship with Jaymes Foster, sister of mega music producer David. They even have a seven year old son Parker together. Jaymes is the primary caregiver to their son. And she is considered a great mother because of the care she gave Parker even while having rigorous court battles due to the father of their son being a homosexual.
Aiken first rose to fame when he came second on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. From then on, he has released more than five solo albums. He has also tried his hand at Broadway and other theatre work.
He also tried his luck in politics. He was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North Carolina 2nd congressional district election. Aiken was appointed U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Ambassador where his mission was to help the children who could not afford a primary education.
Going back to his love life, Clay seems to want a reliable boyfriend from now on, especially after all his failed relationships. The passing of the bill regarding same sex marriage might help him tie the knot with this special Facebook friend. And I hope Clay finally gets it right this time around.