In PEOPLE's new episode of Coming out Stories, Anthony Bowens a professional wrestler opens up more about his his coming out experience. Bownes explains in a short video that he kept his bisexuality a secret from friends and family for many years. Even though he was in a relationship he made his boyfriend keep it discreet.
“It’s funny thinking about it now,” 27-year-old Bowens recalls, “but I was so scared back then.” He further states, “As athletes, you’re a very close-knit group of people. You play on the field together. You’re changing together. You’re showering together. It made me unsure of, like, hey, if I did come out, would they accept me?”
It was a YouTube video that Bowens openly talked about his is relationship with Michael, where he referred to him as his "boyfriend". It was then that Bownes peers saw the video and; was surprised by their support. Bowens says the response was “overwhelmingly positive.” “And then I broke down,” he says. “And it just …It was just a relief.”