David Archuleta opens up about his struggle to come out

The 30-year-old singer, who is a devout Mormon, revealed on Instagram that he identifies on a "spectrum of bisexual."
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Transcript for David Archuleta opens up about his struggle to come out
Want to turn onto our cover story. ABC news exclusive as we celebrate pride month. Singer David Archuleta found fame on "American idol" and spoke about coming out and we go to Steve osunsami. Good morning. Reporter: What a kind spirit he is. He still even has the car that he won on the Stefanik show all those years ago and he has fans across the world. David Archuleta is sharing his truth this morning about his sexuality, his faith and where the two meet. We've been down that road but that's over now 12340e9 Reporter: He grew up a real American idol singing and no matter how anyone feels about what he wants to share here, David Archuleta says he's still a man of faith and a child of god. Do you feel now that the weight has been lifted off of your shoulders? Yeah, there's so much relief to not feel like you have to hide a part of yourself like a secret. How would you describe your sexual orientation? I would still -- I'd say that I don't know, I guess. Some form of being bisexual because I still -- I'm still attracted to both. Whether I want to or not. Reporter: We sat down with him and it got very personal at city winery in Nashville where he now lives, a venue where he's performed before. Have you dated a guy at this point? I haven't. You haven't. No boyfriend. No. No guy? In my post I mention I still believe in saving myself for marriage. Reporter: It was this post on Instagram where the now 30-year-old devout Mormon decided to tell the world that I came out in 2014 as gay to my family but then I had similar feelings for both genders and that he identified on a spectrum of bisexual. He had just broken up with a he wrote that he is sharing this to help Christians like himself who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them. Did you pray over this? Yeah, I've prayed. I was Pring like, god, you can do all things, you are a god of miracles and I know you've allowed the blind to see and you rose the dead to rise again, so I would say, at least take these feelings away from me because I don't want to feel things I shouldn't. I don't want to feel things that would be wrong and so that's been the process I've had to learn how to love myself even when I don't understand why I'm the way I am but to learn that that's how god has created me and I have to discover that and there's so many millions of other people who have gone through the same thing as me where they've tried to change who they are. Reporter: Archuleta became a teenage star aft placing second during the seventh season of "American idol" in 2008. Tell me where are you with your music? What are you working on? Last year I released an album during quarantine and then I'm releasing the children's book as well, which I'm so excited about. It's called "My little prayer" and comes out in the fall. Reporter: He said he shared his truth with a few leaders of the Mormon church and has not felt rejected. As a Mormon he completed his missionary service in 2012 in South America and that is where he was when he said he said to himself, the words. He says he still believes in chastity but not sure whether he's waiting to save himself for marriage to a woman or a man. He's super sensitive and could be a lot easier on himself and is celebrating pride this month, T.J., his way. T.J. All right, Steve, thanks you for that. You can see more of his interview tonight on "Nightline."

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