Italian sports commentator, Stefano Ricci, says he has “never been more happy” to be gay.
The 39-year-old, who has been an ambassador for the Pride event, told Il Giornale newspaper: “It’s the most natural thing to do.
I never knew there was a way to be happy.”
Riccio said he has had no problems with his family, who are “very accepting” of him and are not afraid to let him go on his own to be with others.
He said his family has “always been accepting”.
“My mother is the one who will always be there for me, but they don’t really understand why I’m so happy.”
My family has always been there for my happiness and they don.
They think it’s a gift.
“But I know it’s not.”
Italian sports commentator Stefano “Stonemoney” Ricci (left) is in his second stint as a professional wrestler, having wrestled in the WWF from 1990 to 1994.
(Getty Images)The Italian said he had been working in Italy for nearly 10 years, with his first stint in the WWE as a heel in 1994.
“I was never happy with the job I had before,” Ricci told Il Grazie di Tassimo.
“When I first came back from Japan, I knew it would be difficult.
It was a great opportunity to get out of the company.”
The first time I got a chance to wrestle in Japan, my parents and my girlfriend were happy to see me.
“He said he did not “really understand” why his family were so accepting of him.”
They have never been afraid to accept me, and when I get to Italy, I know I will have to be a little bit careful.
“Ricci, who is known for his outspoken views on sport, was recently named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for the year 2020.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the Italian said: “I am a professional athlete who has spent his life working for a company that I love, the WWE.
I have never, ever, ever been more at peace with who I am and I am very proud to be able to do that.
“He added: “The reason I chose to become a professional in wrestling was because I was looking for a career path where I could be more independent and have more control of my life.