'Family Karma': Dillon and Mom Get Emotional Recalling His Coming Out

Family Karma is keeping things in theme with Pride month, celebrating the coming out story of new cast member Dillon Patel — and ET has your exclusive first look at the emotional moment. Dillon and his mom, Kalpna, recall the moment Dillon, 26, came out as gay, while in college. He wrote an open letter in the school newspaper, which he then sent to his parents after it had been published. Traditionally, being gay is considered taboo in Indian culture. 

“My relationship with my mom has gotten significantly stronger over time,” Dillon shares. “At the beginning, my mom cried. I mean, we both cried for, like, weeks.”

“He calls us, like, 11:00 at night. ‘Mom, I have emailed you and Dad something, I really need you guys to read it and call me.’ And I’m reading it, says, ‘Dear Mom…'” Kalpna recalls, getting choked up. “I wasn’t expecting it, and I think reading it made me feel like, how come I didn’t see it? It’s like you have this dream for your kid and all of a sudden, it’s different, right? I mean, this was six years ago. Now we talk about it like it’s nothing.”

Watch them share more in the clip here:
 

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