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Zachary Quinto Confirms He's Dating Jonathan Groff

USMagazine, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:18am (PDT)

Zachary Quinto is glee-fully in love!

After coming out as gay in a moving New York Times interview in October 2011, the Star Trek actor, 35, confirms to Out magazine that he's in a relationship with Jonathan Groff.

"I'm incredibly happy, I'm incredibly lucky," Quinto says of life with Groff, 27, familiar to TV fans of Boss and Glee, in which he played Jesse St. James, the scheming (and singing!) ex-boyfriend of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).

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Quinto declined to go into further detail about the relationship with Groff, but does tell Out that he's broken an unhealthy romantic habit borne out of the death of his father.

"I found myself in a pattern of being attracted to people who were somehow unavailable, and what I realized was that I was protecting myself because I equated the idea of connection and love with trauma and death," Quinto reveals. "I had to do a lot of work on the couch to really get to a place where I was able to show up to a relationship with someone who was actually capable of being in one -- and that took a lot of trial and error."

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As he continues to heal, Quinto says he's open to starting a family one day. "I definitely want kids," he says. "I want to share."

Of his earlier decision to share his sexuality with the world, he explains: "One of the defining conversations that I had with myself was that absolutely no good can come from me staying quiet about [my sexuality]. . . Literally, no good can come from it. But if I take the step to make the acknowledgment and be honest, so much good could potentially come from it."

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The October issue of Out -- its 20th anniversary issue -- hits newsstands Sept. 18.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Zachary Quinto Confirms He's Dating Jonathan Groff

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