Openly Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Dating Hollywood Producer Greg Berlanti

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 15, 2013

CARSON, CA - MAY 26:  Robbie Rogers #14 of Los Angeles Galaxy looks on prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Sounders FC at The Home Depot Center on May 26, 2013 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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USA international footballer Robbie Rogers, who came out as gay earlier this year and later resumed his career with the L.A. Galaxy, has begun dating a Hollywood producer, according to reports.

From gossip site TMZ:

TMZ Sports has learned ... Robbie is dating Greg Berlanti -- the guy who created "Arrow," "Everwood" and "No Ordinary Family." He also wrote and produced the Ryan Reynolds disaster "The Green Lantern," but hey, no one's perfect.

Sources tell us Robbie and Greg began dating sometime around May ... roughly 3 months after Robbie went public with his sexuality for the first time. 

Rogers, 26, came out in February and announced his retirement from football at the same time. But in May he reprised his career in the U.S., and he featured regularly for the Galaxy in the 2013 season.

His announcement and the broadly positive reaction to it has been credited as paving the way for other gay athletes, such as basketballer Jason Collins, who also came out in 2013.