Juan Pablo Di Comes Out as Gay Publicly, Father Wants Him to Get Married and Have Kids
- Date of Birth Jul 25, 1979
- Age 42 Years, 9 Months
- Nationality Argentine
- Birth Place Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Profession Actor
- Career 2005-present
- Relationship Status Single
- Ethnicity/Race Hispanic
- Father Victorio Di Pace
- Mother Marta Maineri
- Sister/s Maria Victoria di Pace
- Birth Name Juan Pablo Di Pace
- Religion Christianity
- Brother/s Federico Di Pace
- College London Studio Centre, London
- Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet 11 Inches
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Gay Yes
- Awards Grace Awards For Most Inspiring Performance in Televisionn
- Siblings 2
Argentine actor Juan Pablo Di Pace came out as gay publicly after feeling that it was his responsibility to let people know the truth.
The Buenos Aires native revealed his sexuality during a TedX Talk, recorded in March 2019 and released on YouTube in late June, which also happens to be Pride Month.
In the YouTube video, titled “The Story of Your Life,” Di Pace opened up that he realized it was okay to be gay after he was offered the role of Jesus Christ in the NBC series A.D. The Bible Continues.
"Of all the people in the world that could play this part, they gave it to me," he said.
The actor further added, "So there I am, hanging on the cross, in Morocco, and I look up at the sky, and I think, ‘You could still strike me down with lightening. Are you sure you want me to play your son?'"
During his speech, Di Pace also disclosed that he had opened up about his sexuality to the most important people in his life 20 years ago - and that included his parents and friends.
But when it came to revealing his sexuality publicly, he was not very confident. He explained that he had been called an anti-gay slur when he was a child, and that moment forever shaped his ability to accept his own identity.
Some instances like portraying Jesus Christ on-screen and the students present at the TedX Talk thinking his story could inspire them led Di Pace, who was born in Argentina, to accept his identity publicly.
I really felt that they [students] sort of gave me a favor, in a way. I’ve been out for 20 years. It’s not like this is a secret that all of a sudden I needed to bring out to the surface.
Di Pace, born on July 25, 1979, to parents Victorio Di Pace and Marta Maineri, has not revealed any of his relationship details yet - whether he had any gay partners or boyfriends. As for his marriage, he has not been married to date.
But he shares that his father constantly reminds him to get married to wife and have his own children. “My father can’t wait for me to get married, have my own kids,” the actor added.
We have these conversations now, and it’s quite stunning, and my parents are everything to me and to see the growth in them it’s a beautiful, beautiful development.
His brother's name is Federico Di Pace, who has an interest in macroeconomics.
Di Pace, who is also a singer, earned his recognition for his role as Petros on the 2008 musical romantic comedy film Mamma Mia!. He also portrayed the character of Fernando on Netflix's sitcom, Fuller House. Some people also know him for competing in the show, Dancing with the Stars in 2018.
Left 'Dancing with the Stars' with Beautiful Act
He was confirmed as one of the celebrity contestants along with dancing partner, Cheryl Burke on the 27th season of ABC's dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars. He competed against the likes of Milo Manheim, Nikki Glaser, and troupe members Alan Bersten and Lindsay Arnold.
He even made it to the semi-finals week, and while the contestants were stepping their game up by dedicating their dances to their loved ones, Di Pace chose to dedicate his semi-finals dance to his mom.
And the crowd was bawling their eyes out when he revealed that his mom had just won her battle against cancer.
He further confessed that the dance (he performed the tango) reminded him of his mother's 'warrior spirit' and that she inspired him every single day.
The viewers were quite surprised as they weren't expecting the emotional rollercoaster, and many tweeted out about how they were inspired by the story.
Some even shared their stories and the fact that they could relate to the dancer's feelings towards his mother.
His mother was there to support him during his rehearsal and his final performance as she witnessed her son's graceful movements. Yes, that was his final performance as he got eliminated alongside another contestant, Joe Amabile, on November 13, 2018.