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& # 39; I was always in bed and praying! & # 39; Darren Palmer of The Block (photo) revealed his internal conflict with being gay and how he wished her was not one & # 39; that & # 39; people in an interview with GQ & # 39; s Men Who Raised Us podcast this week

& # 39; I was always in bed and praying! & # 39; Darren Palmer of The Block reveals his internal conflict with being gay and how he wished he wasn't one of & # 39; who & # 39; people was

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He can come across as extremely self-assured at The Block.

But there was a time when Darren Palmer had a conflict about his sexuality.

On Friday, Darren, 42 GQ magazine: & # 39; I used to be in bed and prayed that nobody would be gay because it was easier for me than accepting that I was. & # 39;

& # 39; I was always in bed and praying! & # 39; Darren Palmer of The Block (photo) revealed his internal conflict with being gay and how he wished her was not one & # 39; that & # 39; people in an interview with GQ & # 39; s Men Who Raised Us podcast this week

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& # 39; I was always in bed and praying! & # 39; Darren Palmer of The Block (photo) revealed his internal conflict with being gay and how he wished her was not one & # 39; that & # 39; people in an interview with GQ & # 39; s Men Who Raised Us podcast this week

& # 39; I just didn't want to be (gay) because it didn't apply to me then and I wasn't one of & # 39; that & # 39; people, & # 39; he added.

In the interview, which is part of the fashion bible's Men Who Raised Us podcast, the robustly handsome interior architect also talked about the sincere moment that his father accepted him for who he is – in fact even encouraged.

It happened one day when Darren heard his father talk to one of his friends on the phone and assured him that his homosexual son was still his son.

Double seeing: the perfectly groomed TV star is married to 46-year-old cosmetics expert Olivier Duvillard (left)

Double seeing: the perfectly groomed TV star is married to 46-year-old cosmetics expert Olivier Duvillard (left)

Double seeing: the perfectly groomed TV star is married to 46-year-old cosmetics expert Olivier Duvillard (left)

& # 39; I know he said that, so I could hear it … he let me know it was good that I could tell him when I was done, & # 39; Darren added.

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The perfectly groomed TV star is married to 46-year-old cosmetics expert Olivier Duvillard. They share a nine-year-old son.

The couple initially met in the same social circles, but it would take years for Olivier to ask Darren on a date.

Perfect for the photo: the perfectly groomed couple shares a nine-year-old son (photo)

Perfect for the photo: the perfectly groomed couple shares a nine-year-old son (photo)

Perfect for the photo: the perfectly groomed couple shares a nine-year-old son (photo)

The very first date from Darren and Olivier was at the opening of a gallery.

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& # 39; I dropped him at home and gave him a goodnight kiss and then I knew that I was in deep trouble & # 39 ;, Darren recalls.

Their second date was two days later and they were engaged within six weeks.

The couple married eight years ago Cape Town, South Africa.

Fun in the sun: Olivier and Darren got married eight years ago in Cape Town, South Africa

Fun in the sun: Olivier and Darren got married eight years ago in Cape Town, South Africa

Fun in the sun: Olivier and Darren got married eight years ago in Cape Town, South Africa

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