Jussie Smollett is one of the biggest stars of the smash hit television show Empire. Today he was a special guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show to promote the show where he plays the character Jamal Lyon. On the show his character is a gay singer who fights to have his father Lucious played by Terrance Howard to accept him for who he is. During his chat with Ellen the 31 year old spoke openly about his sexuality. On several occasions people have questioned his sexuality but Smollett never felt that he needed to address his personal life to the public.