Celebrities react to same-sex marriage result – The West Australian
Perth’s My Kitchen Rules star Jordan Bruno and pop star Troye Sivan are proud to see that Australians have voted for marriage equality.
Bruno and his mother (and fellow MKR contestant) Anna were among thousands of same-sex marriage supporters in Northbridge Piazza awaiting this morning’s result.
The 23-year-old has said in the past that it was extremely difficult for him to come out as gay because of his parents’ traditional Catholic views and his brothers.
“I remember Mum not doing so well for a few months, as did my dad. I had three brothers and a very masculine family so it was a really difficult time, ” Bruno told The West Australian last month.
“I had amazing friends that supported me, and my family did come round, but it was a very trying time.”
Anna, now one of her son’s biggest supporters, was thrilled by this morning’s positive result.
Bruno said the Australian public had spoken and it was now up to politicians to deliver.
Sivan tweeted: “Love just won in Australia and I’m so proud and emotional and wish I was home.”
Perth-raised comedian Joel Creasey declared: “So stoked. So relieved. So gay.”
Creasey took to social media yesterday ahead of the survey announcement.
“Regardless of the result tomorrow I shall continue to be one of Australia’s most outrageously sexy gay men,” he tweeted.
“Also, my gay brothers and sisters, regardless of the result, I am here for each and every one of you.
“And to the ‘Yes’ campaign: cheers to a classy f…ing marathon we’ve all just run. Truly. Never been prouder to be gay.”
US television host Ellen DeGeneres, who is married to Australian actress Portia de Rossi, also said she was proud of Australia.
“It’s a g’day. Way to go, Australia,” she tweeted.