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Matt Bomer on The Normal Heart and his secret marriage

In an interview with Details magazine, Matt Bomer has revealed that he and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, got married — three years ago!

While talking about his upcoming film, The Normal Heart, based on the play by Larry Kramer, he told the mag that he and Halls, who have three children together, were married in 2011 — a marriage made possible in part by Kramer, as Bomer acknowledges: “I wouldn’t have a lot of the rights I have today if it wasn’t for people like Larry.”

Bomer first read The Normal Heart in high school. “At [the time when I read it], I was clueless and obviously in a different place in relation to my sexuality,” he says. “I was in romantic relationships with girls — whatever that means at 14. And it completely rocked my world . . . It’s just an amazing call to arms.” When he read Kramer’s screen adaptation he “just wanted to be involved in some capacity.”

His involvement came with a price: the actor had to lose 40 pounds for his role and did so with the help of doctors and a 14-day alkalized-water, juice, tea and enzyme cleanse. His Magic Mike co-star Matthew McConaughey, who shed nearly 50 pounds for his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, also offered Bomer some advice.

“He called me and walked me through what he did,” Bomer says. “It was very generous, but I took a slightly different path.”

The Normal Heart airs May 25 on HBO.