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'Will & Grace' Fans Are Still Unsure If Eric McCormack Is Gay in Real Life

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Some Will & Grace fans are itching to know more about Eric McCormack. The viewers of the hit sitcom might know all there is to know about his character, Will Truman, but they're clearly still blanking when it comes to facts about the actor. Keep scrolling to learn more about Eric McCormack!

Is Eric McCormack gay?

Ah, yes the question that plagues the minds of those who watch Will on the show. Because Eric does play a gay man on TV many people believe that means he is gay in real life. But, that is not the case. Just like if someone plays a straight person on TV, that doesn't mean they're actually straight. And Eric is familiar with what it means to play such a public and beloved gay character on the screen.

"I have this big pink cross to bear," he previously told The Guardian. "I absolutely loved playing Will. There was nothing hard about it. It was wonderful. But the only downside is the aftermath. I meet all these film executives who tell me how much they loved Will and Grace and say they never missed an episode. Then they say, 'So what can we do for you?' What they could do for me is hire me to play someone else."

Is Eric McCormack married?

Yes, Eric has been married to Janet Holden since August 1997. The couple met on the set of Lonesome Dove. They have a 15-year-old son, Finnigan Holden McCormack, born on July 1, 2002, in LA.

"That was my big break. My first real kind of adult role on something really well-written," he revealed. "It was a spin-off of the miniseries, and I played Col. Mosby, a very dangerous, Southern colonel in post-Civil War, wandering the West. And it was hard to tell if he was a good guy or a bad guy sometimes. But it was just a wonderful experience. That’s where I met my wife, on that show. She was the director."

Is Eric McCormack related to Ian Somerhalder?

A random one — but it turns out that Eric has a celebrity doppelganger. The star looks like an older version of the Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder. Sadly, the two are not related at all. But, they're both very handsome!

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