In an Instagram video on Thursday, Rick Cosnett shared his important personal news. "I'm gay," he said, "and I just wanted everyone to know because I made a promise to myself to live my truth every day."

Cosnett announced his news with honesty and assuredness. Watch his full statement below.

Actor Rick Cosnett comes out as gay

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Rick Cosnett is living his truth

In reference to living his truth, Cosnett continued: "Sometimes, that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know, just life… so there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway."

Rick Cosnett attends the Labyrinth Theater Company's Celebrity Charades Gala 2016.

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Rick Cosnett: Star of The Flash and Vampire Diaries

Rick Cosnett is a Zimbabwean-Australian actor! He's known for his roles as "Wes Maxfield" in The Vampire Diaries and "Eddie Thawne" in The Flash, which streams on Netflix.

Congratulations to Rick for sharing with us as he continues to be true to himself.