Misha Collins has made a mistake!
The famed Supernatural actor has apologized to his fans by revealing that he is actually a straight man and not bisexual.
The talks of Collins being bisexual started over the weekend after the actor spoke at Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
In the convention, he had asked the audiences, “By a show of force, how many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals?” After saying that, he said, “I’m all three.”
This confused the fans and led them to believe that it was his way of coming out. However, it doesn’t seem so. After realizing what he said was a mistake, he took to his social media handles to post a lengthy statement and clarify everything.
He wrote, “I want to deeply apologize for misspeaking this weekend. At a fan convention in New Jersey, when I was talking with the audience I said that I was “all three” things: an introvert, an extrovert and a bisexual.”
“My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual. This was not my intention so I need to correct the record: I am not bisexual.”
Collins then wrote, “I happen to be straight, but I am also a fierce ally, and the last thing I want to do is falsely co-opt the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe and fully support that we need to sanctify the human right to express our identities honestly and to be free to love whomever we choose openly.”
In the end, he again mentioned that he is deeply sorry for the clumsiness of his language, wants to be a better ally, and feels sick to my stomach that he might have done anything to make things worse. “I’m trying to learn, trying to do better and I will keep listening,” he ended his statement.
The misunderstanding regarding the actor’s sexuality could also arise because he plays an LGBTQ+ character, Castiel, on the show Supernatural — Castiel had declared his love to Dean Winchester, played by actor Jensen Ackles, in the final season of the show.
Misha Collins has been married to his wife for years
Not only is Collins a straight man, but he is a straight and married man.
For years, the American actor has been married to his wife, Victoria Vantoch. The two first met each other during their high school days and officially started when Collins was 16 years of age – around 1990.
Misha Collins with his wife, Victoria Vantoch (Photo: Instagram)
After over a decade of dating relationship, the couple walked down the aisle on October 6, 2001. Their wedding ceremony was held in Maine.
Almost nine years after their wedding, on September 23, 2010, the married couple welcomed their first child, a son named West Anaximander Collins. On September 25, 2012, Vantoch gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Maison Marie Collins.
Are Misha Collins and Victoria Vantoch still together?
In July 2021, rumors about Collins’ split with his wife started after the actor announced his poetry book Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You.
When the 144-pages book was published on October 12, 2021, the speculations got stronger as it seemingly revealed that Collins and Vantoch had parted ways after 30 years of togetherness.
Additionally, one of his poems, titled ‘IN PASSING,’ also hinted at his split with his wife. Some lines from the poem read, “I’m alone in San Francisco. And this morning, a man walked past me on a steep hillside sidewalk….”
The poem continued, “And, passing, he said the words, ‘Don’t be lonely. Be HAPPY. He was speaking to me. I’m sure of it.”
And while the actor implied in his poetry book that he and his alleged ex-wife are no longer together, there has been no official news about it. Collins also hasn’t spoken about it and confirmed or denied the speculations.
On the other hand, several verified news outlets like People Magazine and Variety have still referred to Collins and Vantoch as a married couple while reporting the news about Collins mistakenly calling himself bisexual.
Fans react to Misha Collins and Victoria Vantoch’s split rumors
Among several online news outlets, On No They Didn’t was probably the first to cover the news about Collins and Vantoch’s split rumors.
The outlet had also cited the actor’s poetry book as the main source behind the split talks. And when the news was published, several internet users took to the comment section to express their views.
One wrote, “This surprised me to see. Not sure why given .. he’s an actor and I know little about what goes on day to day but they seemed to have a solid goofy relationship.”
“Still sad about this after the news broke last night. There had been rumors for a while but like most of the fandom, I dismissed them. But a lot of things (like Misha not being as home as much, and staying at Richard Speight Jr.’s house in LA for a while) make sense now,” another commented.
Similarly, another said, “Aww. That’s too bad, she seems really lovely. I hope they’re both doing ok.”
Additionally, there is a Reddit thread titled “Misha’s getting divorced?” where several fans of the actor have discussed more on the topic. One user mentioned that they saw Collins’ acknowledgment in his poetry book and said the couple had split.
As the Redditor went on, they said that Collins and Vantoch might rekindle their marital relationship as they are only separated and not divorced.
“I had a feeling that was the case but was hoping I was wrong. They’ve been living in two different states for at least a year now,” another Redditor chimed in.
The news of Collins and Vantoch’s split still remains unverified or unconfirmed, and no official confirmation has come out. So, until anything official comes, nothing can be said.