Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky told her 'movie mum' John Travolta she was gay before telling the world via video-sharing platform TikTok on Sunday, because she wanted him to hear the news from her.
Nikki played Tracy Turnblad, opposite Travolta, in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, and felt she owed it to him to reveal all about her sexuality before sharing the news with fans.
"I did not want the person who played my mother to have to find out about this from anybody else," the actress tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I felt the need to tell him myself, so I texted him and we had a lovely conversation.
"I love him with all my heart. I couldn't have been more honoured to have played his daughter. He is one of the finest human beings you're ever going to meet."
Nikki came out while dancing to Diana Ross' hit tune I'm Coming Out in her backyard in the TikTok video as she celebrated Pride over the weekend.
"Hi, it’s Nikki Blonsky and I’m coming out! #pride,” she captioned the video.
She then added in the comments: "It’s incredibly true!!! Thank you so much for the love and support!"