by Tony Rizzo
“White Collar” star Matt Bomer is the real thing. He and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, have three children: Kit, Henry and Walker Bomer. Matt and Simon recently received the “Inspiration Award” from The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. It was presented to them by Matt’s “Magic Mike” co-star Joe Manganiello (they were together in college at Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh). Manganiello said, “You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up to and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society.”
Going public with his real life hasn’t hurt Bomer’s “reel” life. He’s got the film “Space Station 76,” which is being called a sci-fi comedy, with Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Jerry O’Connell, and then “Winter’s Tale” with Will Smith, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint.
Bomer explains why he went public with his relationship, “When you aren’t allowed to speak about who you love or who you’re attracted to, it makes you feel invisible.” On the plus side… he never has to worry about getting lipstick on his “White Collar.”