Tegan Nox Opens Up About Coming Out, How Sonya Deville Helped Her

Tegan Nox came out as a lesbian on Instagram last week by sharing a new photo with her girlfriend. While speaking to Newsweek, Nox discussed her decision to come out now:

“My life has always been a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ situation, but I felt like it was the right time, especially when you’ve found the right one you’re in love with. It was the right time to do that. The reaction has been great. There are a few people who obviously don’t agree with that, but 99 percent of the reactions have been positive. I’ve got texts coming through from so many colleagues and friends. It was nice. It’s great to see that there are so many nice people in the world.”

The Girl with the Shiniest Wizard also revealed how fellow WWE star Sonya Deville helped her with this process:

“I actually talked to Sonya before I even did this. She was a big, big help. She gave me her phone number and told me to text her if I needed anything. So we keep in contact quite a lot about it. She’s a massive help with the fans, because my family knew but my fans didn’t. So she helped me bring it out to the public.”

Tegan Nox has been a fixture of the NXT women’s division as of late. She headlined this week’s NXT in a championship match against Io Shirai.