'Fraiser' Star Comes Out of the Closet

May 31, 2007 By:
'Fraiser' Star Comes Out of the Closet

After years of speculation, former 'Frasier' star David Hyde Pierce has finally come out of the closet. Pierce, who played Dr. Niles Crane on the hit TV show, has always refused to talk about his personal life, despite ongoing rumors about his sexual orientation.

But in a recent interview with CNN.com, he allowed his long-term partner Brian Hargrove's name to be mentioned. In a paragraph carefully buried in the article, the journalist writes, "Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television."

To avoid further confusion, Pierce's spokesperson has since confirmed Hargrove is the star's partner.