Dame Kelly Holmes, an Olympic gold medalist, made a comeback. Speaking of her decision to open up about her sexuality, the celebrated British athlete said she was optimistic and optimistic about the future. I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. Sometimes I cry with delight. I''m basically disintegrating myself.
Holmes wrote on Instagram that she can finally breathe. She continued, yes, I have been debating of using this out, but you have no idea. This journey has been difficult to accomplish. I have lived in fear for 34 years, and I am exhausted and do not want to do it again.
Holmes shared details of her forthcoming ITV film, Kelly Holmes: Being Me, which will air on Sunday, June 26.
Holmes explains that when it comes out on ITVs This Morning, it''s still a little scary, but the response was remarkable.
This is such a great step for me to be open and honest about the true me. Ive never said that Im a gay lady publicly on television. People do not realize how awful it is to say that word, according to the Olympian.
Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, who both came out as gay in 2020, spoke with this Morning, revealing that part of her decision to not come out earlier was related to her army experience.
You were told in the army that it was unlawful to be gay and yet you can''t change who you are. So I grew up with that fear in the head. Now, at the age I am, I just want to live my life.
During her career at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, Holmes became the third woman in history to win the 800m and 1500m Olympic double.