Now, 15 years into a chart-topping career, Wright has stepped forward and become the first mainstream country music star to acknowledge their homosexuality.
The pretty 39-year-old revealed her secret in print to People magazine, and on the air on TODAY Wednesday, in an interview that coincided with the release of her autobiography, “My Life.” ‘Don’t let me be gay’Speaking on TODAY Wednesday, Wright told Natalie Morales she knew she was different from other girls as early as third grade, and prayed to God, “Please don’t let me be gay.” “Country music is typically known to be conservative,” she said.
I was living a secret life and I was very much a country music celebrity, and I saw no way to get those to coexist.
“I gave up hope and I was ready to take my own life.” A changed prayer But Wright, who had always tried to be stoical about her double life, finally allowed herself to cry.
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