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Sean Hayes is engaged to his longtime partner and music producer Scott Icenogle, a.k.a DJ Scotty K.
A representative of the Will & Grace actor confirmed rumors that have been swirling since Hayes was spotted wearing the band Monday on CBS’s The Talk.
Although the rep did not detail the length of the engagement, it was noted that Hayes and Icenogle have been a couple for several years.
“Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle have been together for eight years. They are not yet married but they have been engaged for quite some time,” the spokesperson told RumorFix.
People notes that Hayes, 44, was photographed wearing the ring at a Los Angeles charity event in September.
Notoriously private about his personal life, the Emmy Award-winning actor, who was most recently featured in The Millers and Sean Saves the World, in which he played a single dad, first came out as gay in an interview with The Advocate in 2010. Although he did not mention Icenogle by name, he referred to “a special someone” at the time.
“I spend time with a special someone in my life,” he said. “That’s it. That’s all I need. I don’t need events. I don’t do a lot. I live my life like an 85-year-old man. I’m just quiet. It’s fantastic.”
Hayes also pushed back on the expectations of celebrities, particularly in the LGBT community, to bare their souls to the public.
“Nobody owes anything to anybody,” he said. “You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don’t know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life?”
“I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, Advocate.”