Is Jay Hayden Gay? Here’s How He Approaches His ‘Station 19’ Role
Jay Hayden is known for his work in the ABC comedy-drama The Catch and Station 19, the spin-off to medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.
In the show Station 19, Hayden plays the character of Travis Montgomery, a firefighter at Station 19 in the Seattle Fire Department.
The actor was seen playing the same character in one of the episodes of Grey's Anatomy in the year 2020.
A Brief Look into Jay Hayden's Career
Hayden's big breakthrough in acting came in 2012 after being offered a part in the 2011 horror film State of Emergency, where he was the lead character.
After a year, the actor was seen in Hulu's original mockumentary comedy-drama series titled Battleground.
Roles in TV shows like The Catch and One Day at a Time, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and SEAL Team followed in the successive years.
In his early days as an actor, Hayden was seen in one of the episodes of the massively popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
In the 2007 episode titled 'Monday Night Football,' Hayden was seen as a pool player.
Jay Hayden's Divorce with Nicole Hayden
As per Us Magazine, Hayden and his ex-wife Nicole split after nearly fifteen years of marriage in 2020.
As per the legal documents obtained by the magazine, the American actress filed for divorce from her husband Hayden on February 13, 2020, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason to bring their married life to a close.
In his response, Hayden responded with his legal request for the dissolution of their marriage on April 21, 2020.
The duo of Hayden and Nicole married in June 2005 and are parents to two kids, daughter Amelia Hayden and son Hasey.
As per the court documents, actor Hayden has requested joint and physical custody of their children.
In her divorce plea, Nicole has requested the judge to grant her spousal support from the actor.
A few months ago, Nicole took to Instagram and hinted at her separation from the Station 19 actor after changing her account name to Nikke Bloss.
In her April 2021 social media post, the 8 Simple Rules actress wrote at length explaining the name change. In her lengthy writing, Nicole wrote,
Moving into this new chapter of my life I am honored to take the name of one of my inspirations My grandma … AKA my Nanny. Her name is Ione Bloss.
Her caption further read, "I am blessed to have her as an angel. Nanny, I promise, Nikki Marie Bloss will continue to move forward, heal and help women in your name. I love you."
Is Jay Hayden Gay?
Hayden is well-known for playing the LGBTQ character Montgomery, a firefighter in the show Station 19.
Talking to ET Canada in November 2020, the actor opened up about how he ended up playing the gay character on the popular TV show.
"There is something coming up that everyone would like Jay [Hayden] to be a part of.
We are going to cast it in the early fall," recalled what Shondaland and ABC's representatives told him during the casting phase.
As per ET Canada, When Hayden was set for a meeting with the show's producers and casting director, three male roles were still uncast.
Hayden, however, opted for the role of [Travis] Montgomery. Hayden further revealed what he was told him during the meeting,
We want to continue to break the mold of the stereotypical gay character on television. You know why we love you at ABC, Jay? You are a guy’s guy, and we want to put that in Travis.
Talking about the sensitiveness of his character, Hayden said he felt "a responsibility for all of my gay friends," who reacted by saying, "Don't you dare play it like XYZ. Well, you better do this."
Given his excellent acting showcasing, many online users were convinced enough to ask the question, "Is Jay Hayden Gay?"
However, in his real life, Hayden is known to be of straight sexual orientation. The actor is married to his wife and the pair have two beautiful children together.