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Peter Marc Jacobson - Opens up about his passion for entertainment and being openly gay

By David Rabadi

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Are people born gay or straight? As always been up for debate. A lot of the current media sources assume the question is a solved scientific problem with all the evidence pointing toward a biological (probably genetic) basis for a homosexual orientation. Contrary to this perception, the question has been poorly studied, although there is some evidence on both sides of question. Many of the initial studies, which were touted by the media as "proof" for a biological basis for homosexuality, have been contradicted by later, more thorough studies. This evidence falls into four basic categories: 1. Brain structure 2. Possible hormonal influences 3. Concordance of homosexuality in twins 4. Concordance of genetic markers in siblings. Today I am talking to a man that struggled through out his life with his sexual identity. He built the courage and strength to come out and be true to his orientation and live a authentic life, which we all aspire to live "authentically" His name is Peter Marc Jacobson.

Peter Marc Jacobson is a television writer, director and producer, and actor. He is best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom The Nanny, which he created and wrote with his then wife actress Fran Drescher, who was the star of the series.They divorced in 1999, after being separated for a number of years. The couple had no children. He came out as gay to her after their marriage ended. The couple developed the 2011 television series Happily Divorced for TV Land based on their lives. Here is the very talented and sexy Peter Marc Jacobson.



David

Hello Mr. single and ready to mingle. How are you?


Peter

Still single and still ready to mingle.

 

David

You wear many hats, you are a producer, writer, actor and director. Which do you enjoy the most?


Peter

I love them all.  But the hours for writing are easier when you're younger.  But still love it. It's great to be able to do what you love.


David

What inspired you to get into the entertainment industry?


Peter

Loved theater, sitcoms, acting.  As a kid I was lucky.  I was young when I got the itch.  I was obsessed with I Love Lucy. 

David

What do you enjoy the most about the entertainment industry?


Peter

Being creative.  Wonderful friends making people laugh, meeting your idols.  I worked with Elizabeth Taylor and couldn't believe I was on the same stage as her.  Who knew?

David

What do you dislike about the entertainment industry?


Peter

I'm grateful to be working.  Sooo grateful.  No complaints.  I'd be a dope.

David

If you weren't in entertainment what other career path would you have taken?


Peter

This is all I know how to do, thank God it's working out.

David

How has your life changed since you came out?


Peter

I'm more relaxed.  I don't care what people think about me...  too much.

David

How old were you when you knew you were gay?


Peter

I think I always knew.  But I buried it down deep until I was ready to face my true self. 

David

What did you fear about coming out?


Peter

That people would think that I didn't love Fran and I did and still do.

David

What advice can you give someone struggling with their sexuality?


Peter

Be kind to yourself.  You are great just the way you are!


David

What is something about you most people don't know?

 

Peter

Someone offered to fix me up with Sharon Stone shortly after my divorce and I said I wasn't ready. That's when I thought, I must be gay.


David

Do you have a celebrity crush?


Peter

Ricky Martin.  I wouldn't throw him out of mi casa.

David

What are your last words to all the readers?


Peter

It's hard to be your authentic self.  Do your best.  Be patient!  And be kind to yourself and others.

Published on Dec 19, 2012

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