It looks like singer Sam Smith may have some sexy new arm candy! The 25-year-old was recently spotted kissing 24-year-old actor Brandon Flynn. And while the dreamy star is only just coming into the spotlight, people are definitely beginning to take notice!
Sam recently talked to Ellen DeGeneres about his new relationship. After coming back into the spotlight following a break from music, Ellen asked on her talk show what we've all been dying to know. "You're not single right now anymore, right?" she said. "No, I'm not, which is crazy...It's weird bringing out an album and not being single. Because when I brought out In the Lonely Hour, I was so lonely. But now, I'm singing songs about another guy. I'm quite happy, so it's quite weird," he responded. So, who is Brandon Flynn? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the up-and-coming heartthrob!
He stars in 13 Reasons Why.
Brandon is in the Netflix series and plays basketball-playing hottie Justin. Back in April, he talked to The Hollywood Reporter about how much he relates to the characters on the show. “When I was in middle school, I dealt a lot with people not being cool with me being into acting,” he said. “They thought it was feminine. They thought I should be in sports. I was chunky, so I got made fun of for that. It was hard. It put me in a dark space of not wanting to be myself and trying to be what others wanted me to be. It's a form of self-harm to try and not be yourself and not live your truth. This show has made me look at the world and my relationships and try to be kind and have an open heart to people, because you truly never know what's going on in people's lives.”
Brandon’s character interacts with people who have substance abuse problems, which is also something Brandon dealt with in real life. “I self-medicated a lot,” he said. “I did a lot of drugs and I chose to quiet my truth and alter my perception to make it easier to be comfortable.”
He just recently came out as gay.
In an emotional post on Instagram, Brandon opened up about his sexuality. Talking about Sydney, Australia’s vote on gay marriage, Brandon urged people to “vote yes” on the issue. “We've been scared s--tless our whole lives thanks to all the stigmas that surround us,” the caption read. "We've fought, we've come out bravely even in our fear… Equality takes courage, it worries me that too many people in this world lack the balls to stand up for what is right.”
He’s from Miami.
Though he moved to New York at the beginning of his career, Brandon was born in Miami in 1993. There, he attended the New World School of the Arts. For college, he attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
He’s worked in theater a lot.
Though he’s only just starting his career on TV, much of his resumé is filled with theater credits. He’s performed in such classics as Our Town, An Oresteia, Henry V, and Ivona.