Thew singer’s mother said she understood her celebrity-to-be son was gay long before little Sam was able even to pronounce this word. sam came out rather early, he was just 10, but our moms know us better than we do, so it was nothing new for the mom as her son revealed her he liked boys. “I was very sure of, and in, myself. When I told my mum she said she always knew, she said she knew when I was three, and my dad just asked if I was absolutely sure. And I was sure, even at that age, but they were incredibly supportive,” Sam told Attitude. As for his dad, he accepted and loved his boy unconditionally and he was afraid that Sam would be bullied for being gay.“I think my dad was scared for me, because of his own life experience. I think he saw a lot of kids get bullied and just felt really nervous for me. Especially when, at 16 and 17, I used to wear a lot of make-up and dressed very differently at school. He didn’t have a problem with it, but he was really worried about me, ” Sam said.