WWE superstar Darren Young posed with his boyfriend of two years, Niccolo "Nick" Villa, for a profile in the new issue of People, out Friday.
"I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job, just everything," he tells the magazine of life before he told a TMZ reporter he was gay. "I had no idea what would happen if I came out... There came a point in my life where I just wasn't happy living a double life."
Now forever known as the first openly gay pro wrestler, Darren — Fred Douglas Rosser III outside the ring — says he's been accepted by WWE management, fans, and colleagues.
"They all embraced me," he says, "and that was just shocking to me. I truly love them. It was such a relief. I'm not hiding anymore and I'm living the dream."
See slammin’ shirtless photos of the wrestling hero here.