Chris Daughtry revealed that his wife is bisexual and the way he did it speaks to a great talent and a desire to help others do the same.
When Chris Daughtry met his wife Deana at the turn of the millennium, he knew she was different after she told him about her divorce and a previous relationship with a woman.
Unperturbed, Daughtry, of "American Idol" fame, decided to go into a relationship with her, and eventually, they got married. Now, nineteen years after the couple met, the rock star revealed that Deana is bisexual, and he did it using a song.
Daughtry in the company of the career therapist told People that his wife wrote a poem about her sexuality as a way of "Coming out of the closet," and the moment she handed it to him, he knew it was unique and what the chorus would be.
The singer recorded it as a ballad with the title "As You Are," and released it as a solo from his album "Cage to Rattle." The couple told the news outlet that they intended to speak about it after its release to protect its authenticity and let people know what the song is about.
Deana, who struggled for years about her identity, described it as breaking free from a self-imposed prison where she was always worried about getting accepted and loved, and the rock star's wife sees it as a message to others, that it's okay to be different.
Daughtry supports this sentiment, saying he has always wanted his wife turned songwriter to be true to herself by embracing her sexuality.
The couple met at a time when the singer was a salesman with a dream to become a rock star; he was 20 at the time, and Deana was 27.
Things turned around after the Nashville resident went for "American Idol," where he came fourth. Despite not winning, he went on to record hits like "Home" and "It's Not Over," and has not looked back ever since.
The story of his good fortune is similar to that of former contestants of the famous singing show.
Kelly Clarkson won the first ever edition of the show, and went on to win three Grammy Awards; she currently serves as a coach on "The Voice."
Carrie Underwood won season four, and has recorded several albums and has Grammy Awards wins to her name; she is currently on her "Cry Pretty" tour.
Although Adam Lambert and Kathrine McPhee didn't win, they both went on to have successful solo careers, and have recorded three and five albums respectively.
Daughtry continues to make music and intends to have more collaboration with Deana.