Out and proud "Shahs of Sunset" star Reza Farahan has zero tolerance for gay men who are in the closet, recommending that all of them should come out. However, he also has zero tolerance for the endless rumors that his boss, the show's executive producer Ryan Seacrest, is gay.
"Ryan is not gay. I'm 100 percent sure," Reza tells The Huffington Post. "If you spend two minutes in his presence, you would never ask that question."
"He's amazing," Reza adds. "He's such an accomplished human being. He's so positive and he's motivating. When you are around him, you don't focus on what he's wearing or whom he's with, it's kind of like, wow, this young entrepreneur has built this huge empire. You get caught up in what this person has done in the world rather than who he has done. The rumors are stupid."
The 38-year-old breakout star of the show says he doesn't think of himself as the star, but is happy Seacrest has put a spotlight on Persian culture.
"There are some of my family members that are not thrilled that you can see me kissing a man in the show's promos," says Reza, "but it's an important part of my life. You can be Persian and gay."
"Shahs of Sunset" airs on Sunday’s at 10 p.m. on Bravo.