Best known for playing Max Thunderman in the popular Nickelodeon series “The Thundermans,” Jack Griffo is a 26-year-old American actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for more than a decade now.
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The actor became a household name by appearing in several Nickelodeon projects. He started with guest appearances on Nickelodeon’s “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures” (2011 – 2012) and “See Dad Run” (2012 – 2014). Then he became a regular on other Nickelodeon series like “The Thundermans” (2013 – 2018), where he prominently rose to fame. The actor was also a part of Nickelodeon original films like “Jinxed” (2013) and “Splitting Adam” (2015).
His other notable role was playing Dylan on the Netflix twice-Emmy-nominated show “Alexa and Katie” (2018 – 2020). Jack Griffo had always been a fan favorite. In fact, he was nominated for Favorite Actor at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 2014 and 2016.
Fans have developed assumptions about Jack Griffo’s sexuality due to his close friendship and frequent social media posts with LGBTQ+ personalities, as well as his support for LGBTQ+ rights and involvement in LGBTQ+-themed projects. Now, let’s delve into these rumors and discover the truth about Jack Griffo’s sexual orientation. Is he gay? Let’s find out.
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His Supposed Coming Out Story
There has been a lot of speculation about Griffo’s sexuality. His followers had always been curious about the actor’s sexual orientation.
There were actually a few articles on the internet talking about the actor coming out in a radio interview with Howard Stern in 2009. According to some reports, Griffo admitted that he was into men during the said interview.
Not only that, Griffo was said to have shared that he had been living with another man for two years already at the time of the interview and that they met through Grindr, an online dating app specifically for members of the LGBTQ community.
In the said interview, Griffo was reported to have mentioned how it took him some time to come to terms with his sexuality since he was afraid of people judging him. And that he only gained the courage to come out when he finally found someone who understood and accepted him for who he was.
However, please bear in mind that aside from the supposedly quoted words from Jack Griffo, we couldn’t find additional proof that the radio interview actually happened. Thus, we cannot really vouch if the actor’s coming out story is legit.
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Jack Griffo’s Current Relationship and Dating History
Jack Griffo was trying to keep his personal life private, but here’s what the public knows about the actor’s love life.
The former Nickelodeon star is currently dating Sylvia Van Hoeven. They were reported to have started dating in August 2021. They confirmed their dating rumor by sharing photos from a trip to Rome. Also, they don’t mind showing a little PDA on social media.
Before his current relationship, the actor used to date his Alexa & Katie co-star Paris Berelc. The couple got together in 2016. Although it wasn’t clear how long the relationship lasted and when they had broken up, Berelc was now dating Rhys Athayde.
Berelc addressed her breakup with Jack Griffo via Instagram Stories in January 2021. She was answering fan questions when a fan asked what happened between her and Griffo.
Jack Griffo was also linked to Kira Kosarin (2012), Ciara Bravo (2013), Ryan Newman (2013 – 2016), and Mia Beyer (2020).
Is Jack Griffo Gay?
As far as the public knows, Jack Griffo is straight. Although there had been ongoing rumors about the former Nickelodeon star’s sexuality, there was no confirmation that he was also into men. Even his supposed coming-out story in a radio interview wasn’t really confirmed. Thus, it is safe to assume that he is straight. That’s what his dating history was telling us.