Kal Penn, ‘Harold & Kumar’ Star, Comes Out and Reveals Engagement

Kal Penn, the actor best known for his starring role in the comedy series “Harold & Kumar”, has come out and reveals that he has been engaged to his partner for eleven years.

Penn gave his story during an interview on this week’s CBS Sunday Morning as he promoted his new, all-encompassing memoir “You Can’t Be Serious,” and touched on his introduction to acting, his time working with the Obama administration, and his relationship. to his partner, Josh.

“Josh and I have been together for 11 years,” Penn said, discussing how he presented his sexuality in his memoirs. “We had our 11th anniversary in October. So writing about it … it’s very factual in our lives and when you are the son of Indian immigrants who say you want to be an actor, the chaos that it creates in your family and your community will trump everything other, always. “

After moving to Los Angeles to work as an actor, Penn broke out with the 2004 comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” with his co-star John Cho. The film spawned two sequels and led Penn to other projects, including the 2006 drama “Namesake” and the Fox series “House.”

Penn also took a break from acting for the campaign of President Barack Obama. He continued to work in the field of public office administration, working to connect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Penn met his fiancée while working in Washington, DC

“I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people,” Penn later told People magazine. “There’s no timeline on this. People find out their shit at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did.”

“I have always been very public [about my relationship] with everyone I have personally interacted with, ”Penn continued. “I’m really excited to share our relationship with readers. But Josh, my partner, my parents and my brother, four people I’m closest to in the family, are pretty quiet. They do not love attention and shy away from the limelight. ”

Simon & Schuster will release “You Can’t Be Serious” on November 2nd.

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