Tonight, in an eTalk exclusive, Degrassi star Adamo Ruggiero talks publicly for the first time about coming out of the closet, coming to terms with his sexuality, and telling his parents.

"I didn’t plan it that way… maybe it’s life imitating art… Degrassi let me do something real and I kindof feel like I’m living proof of what the show was working to accomplish."

Adamo is the sweetest. I’ve interviewed this kid several times the last couple of years and, simply, I adore him. Brava darling.

Degrassi the 7th season just premiered this week on CTV – one of Canada’s most successful exports, watched by millions around the world, and STILL not given enough respect in our own country.

Tune in to eTalk tonight for Adam’s interview!

Degrassi returned this week for its 7th season this past Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV.