Duncan James' Daughter 'Cool' With His Sexuality

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    English singer, actor and television presenter

It sounds like Blue singer Duncan James has a brilliant relationship with his 11-year-old daughter Tianie.

In a new interview with OK! Magazine, the boyband star said that she’s ‘totally cool’ with his sexuality and understands that he prefers to date men.

The 38-year-old singer, who came out as bisexual in 2009 before revealing that he is actually gay three years later, became dad to Tianie while he was in a relationship with Claire Grainger in 2005.

“I didn’t plan to have Tianie. I wasn’t in a relationship with Claire at the time and then along popped Tianie, the most incredible blessing. I’m so happy being a 38-year-old gay guy lucky enough to have a daughter.,” he told OK!

“She’s totally cool with me and my sexuality. Even though Tianie’s mum and I haven’t been together, we’ve always been united as a family. Tianie’s always known that we’re her parents and we love her very much.

"We have a really lovely understanding and a friendship,” he added. “We just have to give each other looks to know what the other is thinking. I call her my twin. We’re also quite similar looking.”

It sounds like Tianie could be following dad onto the stage, too – she’s just bagged herself a place at the Royal Ballet School.

“She told me she wants to be the best at ballet that she can possibly be,” Duncan gushed. “It’s amazing and she knows it. Over 2,000 girls auditioned and there were only 12 places and she got one. She’s got a passion. I think when a kid loves something so much, as a parent you have to encourage them.

"We saw from an early age that she had this innate ability to shine. Claire was a dancer and so was my mum, and my grandfather was a music teacher, so she’s definitely got it in her genes.”

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