Jason Mraz Reveals Late Coming Out Due to '90s Gay Stereotypes

Jason Mraz discusses personal growth on recent podcast.

by Nouman Rasool
Jason Mraz Reveals Late Coming Out Due to '90s Gay Stereotypes
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Pop star Jason Mraz, very recently, came clean regarding his se-ual orientation and spoke about what made him delay coming out into the open for a long time, which in his own words was due to the social policies of his youth.

On the “Dinner’s On Me” podcast with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the 48 years old singer of ‘I’m Yours’ opened up about his personal problems of the identity crisis that he faced in the 1990s.

‘Back in the ’90s, gays and lesbians had become the joke of society’, Mraz said. This fear forced him to suppress his identity and think about the future goals: “I want to get out and see the world one day.

” Growing up in Virginia, Mraz had the feeling of traditional culture most especially concerning the gay issue, all these fostered his decision to embrace his se-uality. Still, the Conservative street that I have grown up in did not allow me to simply ignore or to break away from,” he remembered.

The pressure originating from his family and environment that anticipates a negative reaction was present too: I don’t want to throw anybody under the bus because my parents are very supportive I love them very much.

Mraz's Candid Journey

His process of transition to this level of homose-ual visibility can be traced back to a 2018 Billboard interview in which Mraz admitted to engaging in se-ual activities with other men during his partnership with Christina Carano, whom he wed in 2015 and annulled in 2023.

Since this, the singer, author of “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, does not hide the story of his path to se-ual orientation. Mraz referred to himself as a ‘slow burner’ on the podcast but he wakes up in a new life full of eager.

He also noted that the current status brings love and being in love with oneself is a good start to the next relationship. What makes this particular admission so liberating not only for Mraz as a soloist but for an entire society – the processes of transforming perception of se-ual minorities and their further integration into society.

While he remains consistent with his storytelling, Mraz helps expand the important dialogue of the admirations of the peculiarities of a man, and the necessity of healthy self-affection in today’s world.