Grey’s Anatomy star Jake Borellia has proudly come out as gay.,

Borelli, who plays Dr. Levi Schmitt, finally made out with new hunk on the ward Nico Kim (Alex Landi) after lingering sexual tensions, and used the moment to confirm his truth on Instagram.

“As a gay guy myself, tonight’s episode was so special to me. This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I’m able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy.

His vulnerability and courage inspire me every day, and I hope he can do the same for you. To all of you who feel like little Levis out there, know that I do too, that you are seen, and that we’re all in this together. And to everyone who has supported me over the years, I can’t thank you enough, and I love you more than all the stars…”