Behind every good man is another man! Or, however that saying goes. Shaun T, the man behind ‘Insanity’ and ‘Insanity: Asylum’ workout programs, married ex-pro soccer player Scott Blokker last October. Ever since, people have speculated about his history and who he is. But, no damn more.
Here’s an excerpt from Scott’s post on Shaun T’s blog giving it to y’all from the hip:
I was born in upstate New York but my parents raised me in Seattle, WA with my older brother, Kevin. We were a VERY active family! We played every sport possible as youngsters but realized very early on that soccer was our passion. Soccer taught me a lot and took me around the world, culminating with a six-year professional career playing for teams in Sweden, Seattle, Portland, Cincinnati, and Buffalo.
After I retired in 2000, I worked for my parents’ company as the “money guy,” handling all the accounting. While still overseeing the financial side of the business, I moved to NYC to pursue a modeling career after being “discovered” by a scout. On the outside, everything seemed wonderful, happy, and perfect—but on the inside I was struggling, unhappy, and hating everything about myself because I was gay.
For me, growing up gay was HARD. Being a gay professional athlete was even harder—almost tumultuous. DON’T WORRY, I’m not gonna get up on a soap box and preach to you about gays, gayness, or politics—my goal here is to simply talk about acceptance. All I ever wanted was to be accepted for who I was, and because I didn’t see any “normal” gay people, I thought gay was bad.
It wasn’t until I met Shaun and his amazing self that I learned that being gay was amazing, because I was being ME…a genuine ME! There is such joy in not having to pretend to be something else! It frees my brain and allows it to enjoy all of the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells that life has to offer—and it’s these very differences that I learned make me special!
Read More: Scott Blokker – I Am Me
And, while my nosy ass was looking for a picture to go with this post I came across this SUPER cute footage from their reception. Can you believe Shaun T put on a full musical production to show his love? It’s so beautiful!