Hit TV show 30 Rock’s star Maulik Pancholy has publicly come out for the first time in an in depth interview with Out magazine.

Talking with Out Pancholy stated: “I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”

Pancholy who recently left 30 Rock as Jonathan, the overprotective assistant to Jack Donaghy is said to be moving onto a new animated series for Nickelodeon.

This adds Pancholy to the list of male celebs who have come out in 2013 including Wentworth Miller, Raven-Symone. Ben Whishaw and WWE wrestler Darren Young.

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