Nick Jonas fondly recalled the first time he ever met a gay person at the tender age of eight and the great advice his Protestant minister father gave him.
The 22-year-old shared his story while attending a panel at OutFest in Los Angeles Sunday night to discuss his closeted gay character on DirecTV’s MMA drama Kingdom.
Nick says he realized a member of his team working with the Jonas Brothers was dating another man.
Jonas told the panel: “One of my friends who was one of the guys in the show — his name was Mark — was leaving the theater one day and I saw him leave with his partner. I looked at my dad and said, ‘Oh, that’s different,’ and he was like, ‘It’s all love, it’s all the same,’ and it just connected with me immediately. I came from a religious background and my dad is actually a pastor. But he is an incredible man with an amazing open mind and heart.”