I’ve got to start with an explanation of this picture.
Sean showed up at the La Palestra kids fundraising event at East Hampton Studios in Wainscott this summer with contemporary artist Tom Sachs. They were purposely hand in hand for the first moments on the red carpet and at the step and repeat (sorry, I know the lighting is horrendous) and I incorrectly assumed that they were a couple.
I’m not a hockey fan but I did know that the former Rangers left wing (obviously I had to look that up) was into fashion, had interned at Vogue, was friends with Mastic Beach’s Anna Wintour and close friends with Shelter Island’s Andy Cohen; thus furthering my assumption. You know what they say about assuming ….
The day after the benefit, I did some research and couldn’t find anything about Sean being gay and I was certainly not going to be the jerk to out him, so I never posted any of the photos–even though this is totally adorable. Since, I’ve learned that he got engaged to model girlfriend Hilary Rhoda in November AND he’s going to be on “Dancing with the Stars” this next season.
I’m a fan of this progressive and cool dude. I like that he’s so open and comfortable with himself and others. I will for sure be rooting for him while watching this guilty pleasure TV.