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Following the divorce from his wife over the summer, Passion Pit‘s Michael Angelakos admitted for the first time openly on Monday that he is gay.

“It’s always been about putting it off in my head — not consciously,” the 28-year-old musician told author Bret Easton Ellis during the latter’s podcast. “I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much. I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.”

Angelakos and his ex-wife, stylist Kristy Mucci, said in a statement in August their “no-fault divorce” was amicable and “with each other’s best interests in mind,” explaining that they “remain close and believe that this will strengthen our bond and love for one another as we move forward together in a healthier and happier friendship.”

The heartfelt and sincere conversation between Angelakos and Ellis can be heard here.

Via Variance