Mad Men actor Bryan Batt is not getting married to partner Tom Cianfichi, at least not any time soon, contrary to reports that cited the National Enquirer claiming Batt and Cianfichi, an event planner, were planning a Christmas wedding in Vermont. There are “currently no plans for the couple to get married at this time,” Batt’s rep said in a statement.
“Their goal is to eventually marry, but the time has yet to be determined and will not happen this year,” the statement read. “There must have been miscommunication in reporting the story that ran in the October 12th issue.”
Batt, who owns a home decor and furnishing store called Hazelnut with Cianfichi, has been in a relationship with Cianfichi for nearly 20 years. Both are strong supporters of gay marriage and are registered domestic partners in the Mad Men actor’s native New Orleans.
While Batt is openly gay in real life, he ironically plays a closeted gay character named Salvatore “Sal” Romano on the award-winning series Mad Men. On the show, he portrays an Italian-American art director at Sterling Cooper who is reluctant to act upon his homosexuality so he marries a woman who is unaware of his sexual orientation yet is nonetheless starting to realize that something is amiss in their relationship.
Batt’s character on Mad Men has been well received by critics so far. For the third season opener, he was in an explosive scene where he had a brief interrupted homosexual encounter with a hotel employee while in Baltimore, the end of which Don witnesses.
Fans can catch Bryan Batt on Mad Men every Sunday on AMC.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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