Jonathan Bailey, popularly known as Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix's Bridgerton, is very open about him being gay. The 33-years-old has never hesitated about his sexuality and very proudly represents himself as a gay actor. Viewers seek details on his sexuality and if he has a boyfriend. Also, Bridgerton becomes the most-watched English Show after the arrival of its second season.
Jonathan Stuart Bailey is an English actor who was born on April 25, 1988. He has received a Laurence Olivier Award as well as nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre and Television Actor Guild Awards for his work on stage and screen. Since then, he has appeared in the play South Downs, for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2012, the Royal National Theatre's Othello in 2013, and the London revival of the musical The Last Five Years in 2016. He also appeared in the West End gender-swapped revival of Company for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Musical in 2019.
CBBC adventure series Leonardo (2011–12), ITV crime drama Broadchurch (2013–15), BBC Two sitcom W1A (2014–17), and Channel 4 miniseries Crashing(2016) are among Bailey's cinematic credits. In 2020, he began starring in the Netflix historical drama Bridgerton as Anthony Bridgerton, the de facto patriarch of the eponymous family, for which he received international acclaim.
Season 2 of the Bridgerton premiered on March 25 and the series got hit globally. Some fans even wonder if Jonathan Bailey is gay. Well, here is everything we know about his sexuality.
Is Jonathan Bailey Gay?
Jonathan Bailey plays a heterosexual man in Bridgerton season 2 but the Netflix star is gay and proud.
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There are many distinct sorts of sexuality. Finding the sexuality that is right for an individual might take some time. Your sexuality might also fluctuate significantly. And if you're wondering about Jonathan Bailey's sexuality, well, he is gay. He has previously spoken out about being a gay actor and why he hesitated to come out publicly as gay.
Jonathan (@jbayleaf) has been a Netflix fan favorite since the first season of Bridgerton aired in 2020. He is not only a talented actor who plays Anthony Bridgerton, but he has also become a global sensation. Fans can't get enough of the amazing 33-year-old actor, whether he's on-screen, on stage, or guest-judging on RuPaul's Drag Race.
Jonathan has now confessed that he used to believe that in order to be happy and have a career as an actor, he needed to be straight. Bailey came up about suffering from his sexuality while attempting to develop a career in a March 2022 interview with GQ and reflected on professional advice provided to a friend, which helped him in his work. He stated, "At the time he was told, ‘There’s two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.' All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it ripples through."
Bailey expressed his concerns about being discriminated against in the film and theater industries because he is gay. Since he began performing professionally in the 2010s, the actor has stayed committed to his profession.
While the Bridgerton actor has never revealed whether or not he is dating anybody, after receiving the Laurence Olivier Award in 2019, Jonathan kissed a guy who seemed to be actor James Ellis, implying the two were dating at the time. He was later seen having lunch with Ellis in London in July 2021, tying the two together even more. It's unknown whether Bailey and Ellis are still seeing each other because he keeps his personal life very private.
Netflix's Bridgerton Now Becomes Most-Watched English Language Show
Since its premiere in late 2020, Bridgerton has quickly become one of Netflix's most successful shows. The popularity of this hot romance drama has only increased since the second season was released last month. Season 2 has officially made Bridgerton the most-watched English-language show on the platform. The second season has received over 627 million hours of viewing across 88 countries in only 28 days.
With 625 million hours seen across 64 countries, it dethroned its own first season, which now ranks second all-time. The series has been streamed for over 1.25 billion hours when both seasons are combined. Furthermore, with 66.6 million and 23.3 million hours streamed, the series topped the weekly English-language list.
Despite the fact that Bridgeton has been a huge hit for Netflix, these figures are still unbelievable. Bridgerton has captivated romance enthusiasts in the same manner that Stranger Things has captivated horror fans.
Bridgeton has been a series full of rich drama, fascinating sexual tension, magnificent direction, and elegant costume design throughout the course of its two seasons. It's been a fever dream for hopeless romantics, and despite the absence of Regé-Jean Page in the most recent season, Season 2 demonstrated that the series' popularity was not only due to his performance.