Bisexual X-Men director Bryan Singer is expecting his first child with his best friend of 25 years (and his first girlfriend), Queer As Folk actress Michelle Clunie.
“I can confirm that Michelle Clunie and Bryan Singer are happily expecting a baby together in early 2015,” Singer’s rep Simon Halls said. “Best friends for 25 years, mother and father are both very excited about the upcoming birth and look forward to co-parenting the child together. The pair have been planning this baby for years and have been trying for the last two.”
Though the two are not together romantically, they plan on raising the child together.
“We dated. We broke up. He came out to me,” Clunie, who played Melanie Marcus on Queer as Folk for five seasons, said on Facebook. “We still loved each other and so made a pact we would start a family together some day. We are now 7 1/2 months pregnant and very excited about co-parenting and starting our little 21st century, progressive, American family.”
TMZ reports that Clunie is not getting paid for carrying the baby, but Bryan will cover living expenses. He has already bought her a place near him in West Hollywood.
Singer told Out magazine he was bisexual in May.
“I’m quite bisexual,” he said. “In the last five years, I’ve had two girlfriends – one for two years, one for eight months…In the end, it’s probably going to be a guy. I emotionally lean towards male relationships, so I’m happy to say I’m gay, too, if it’s a one-syllable, easy answer.”