Michele Morrone is an Italian actor and model famous for appearing in Italian and Polish films. Morrone gained international recognition for playing the role of Massimo Torricelli in the erotic drama 365 Days. In the 50 Shades-type drama, Morrone played the role of a dominant Sicilian man who abducted a woman from Warsaw and gave her 365 days to fall in love with him.

It is based on the first book in a trilogy of novels by Blanka Lipinska. The film received negative reviews from critics, but fans loved it. By extension, fans fell for the actors, none more so than ripped Michele Morrone.

Michele clarified via Instagram that he is not gay, but he is a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community

Michele Morrone wrote on his Instagram Stories that he woke up to a flood of news articles claiming that he’d come out via the Instagram selfie he posted alongside Simone Susinna. Morrone clarified that Simone is a good friend and that the pair are shooting a video together. “It was just a picture,” Michele said. “Nothing more.”

Morrone also explained the cryptic caption referring to himself as a ‘liar.’ “An actor is a kind of liar,” he explained. “That’s why I wrote that. Acting… as someone who is not. I didn’t come out. So, I’m sorry for the confusion. As I said, I’m a big supporter of the LGBT community.”

Michele insisted that he hadn’t come out of the closet, but identified with the struggle of people who remain closeted due to fear of losing their loved ones. “There’s a lot of young guys and girls… they would love to come out but they don’t do it because of their families,” he added. “You know, happiness is priceless, guys. Peace and love, I love you so much.”

Michele set off gay rumors when he posted an Instagram selfie alongside Simone Susinna

On 1st June 2021, Michele posted an Instagram photo showing Simone Susinna with his arm wrapped around Michele’s neck. Both stars are shirtless, and their faces are quite close to each other.

Simone also posted the photo on his page, and like Michele’s, it featured the following caption: “I’m a liar.” As expected the photo sparked gay rumors.

Some fans were convinced that Michele is not straight. They pointed not only to the photo’s content, but also to the fact that Michele posted it on the first day of Pride month.

Michele and his ex-wife Rouba Saadeh share two children

The section of fans opposing Michele’s gay rumors point to the fact that he was married to Rouba Saadeh.

Michele and the model dated for a year before marrying in 2014. They welcomed two boys, Marcud and Brado, before divorcing in 2018. Michele and Rouba co-parent their children.