Friday, March 19, 2021

Actor Ronen Rubinstein Comes Out

Ronen Rubinstein

Big congrats to actor Ronen Rubinstein of the hit television series 9-1-1: Lone Star. In his new interview with GIO Ronen reveals that he's part of the LGBTQ community! 

Ronen plays the gay character of Tyler Kennedy "TK" Strand on the show. His character TK has been paired with out actor Rafael Silva's character, Carlos Reyes. Silva came out as gay in a July 2020 interview with Digital Spy. The couple are affectionately known to fans as Tarlos.

Ronen Rubinstein and Rafael Silva

When asked by GIO he if thinks playing gay roles may be detrimental to an actor's career, Rubinstein replies: "This question seems to imply that one is straight or an ally; however I identify as being part of the LGBTQIA+ Community. For me, playing T.K. has been cathartic and somewhat of an awakening. For the first time ever, I finally feel comfortable and truly free to express myself, both in my life and career. Representing a LGBTQIA+ character on television is an honor and privilege – and I would do it again in a heartbeat!"

Ronen Rubinstein and Rafael Silva have great chemistry as evidenced in the video below.

WATCH: Rafael Silva + Ronen Rubinstein = Tarlos interview!


Out actor Rafael Silva shares what it was like growing up as an immigrant in America and how proud he is as a queer man to represent the LGBTQ community on the TV show, 9-1-1 Lone Star

If you've missed the TV series and want to get caught up with all things Tarlos, the YouTube channel All About Strength offers terrific episode recaps here. 

Watch Part 1 below where the audience is first introduced to their burgeoning love affair.

T.K. and Carlos Relationship Part 1 

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