It’s described as a sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex. In this part of our world, especially here in Nigeria, we quite have had rumor mongers go about speculating who and who is gay or not, with the concentration of ‘these people’ majorly in the entertainment sector.
Let’s move away from that, I am not talking about the Nigerian Celebrities. I am speaking of their counterparts in the western climes. According to Huffington Post, a couple of celebrities have been rumored to be gay. While most of them has debunked such rumors, you might want to follow these line to know the celebrities we are talking about.
The 21st century actor, artist, intellectual and overall “renaissance man” has believably played gay characters on screen numerous times (most memorably as Harvey Milk’s lover in the Oscar-winning “Milk”), but Franco has downplayed the rumors about his real-life sexuality. “There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys,” he is quoted by Entertainment Weekly as saying.
Rumors that the pop star had come out of the closet began after CNN iReport — a subsection of the media outlet comprising ‘citizen journalists’ from around the world — posted a since-removed story that stated, “The famous pop star Bruno Mars admits his homosexuality,” which caused the Mars’ name to trend on Twitter.
Nonetheless, Mars’ rep called the report “completely fabricated” and “false,” according to Gossip Cop.
Speculation has swirled over the talk show queen’s long-standing kinship with TV anchor friend Gayle King for years. But as Winfrey told Barbara Walters last year
, “I’m not even kind of a lesbian. And the reason why [the rumor] irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I’m lying. That’s No. 1. No. 2 … why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life.”
MATT DAMON AND BEN AFFLECK
Hollywood juggernauts and best friends, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, are no strangers when it comes to gay rumors
. Their seemingly more than a bromance, which stems from their Boston upbringing, had never been denied, causing people to further believe the gossip until Damon decided to speak up about it in December 2012.
Maybe it’s the “Saturday Night Fever” syndrome, but Travolta, who has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991, has been dogged by gay rumors and reports since the late 1980s. Last year, his attorney Marty Singer sent a five-page letter to Gawker threatening to sue over posting “false and outrageous” claims in a story the site ran in a post called “The Secret Sex Life of John Travolta.”
The British pop star, who is openly bisexual, faced allegations in an unauthorized biography that she’d been ordered to withhold the fact that she was a lesbian by her record label.
“Jessie might have been with boys in the past — but she is 100 percent gay,” author Chloe Govan wrote in an excerpt of the book. “Jessie was openly lesbian and didn’t hide it.”
The hunky star of “The Avengers” blasted persistent rumors about his sexuality — as well as probes into his personal life, in general — earlier this month.
“I want my personal life to be personal, and it’s not f***ing true,” Renner, 41, is quoted as saying. “And I don’t care if you’re talking about things that are true, you’re still talking about my personal life.. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f***ing, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel?”
In 2009, gossip sites went wild with headlines that suggested the “Twilight” star was a lesbian. However, a closer look at Stewart’s quotes reveals how she was actually responding to a question over the nature of her relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson:
I’ve thought about this a lot. There’s no answer that’s not going to tip you one way or the other. Think about every hypothetical situation. ‘OK, we are. We aren’t. I’m a lesbian.’ I probably would’ve answered if people hadn’t made such a big deal about it. But I’m not going to give the finding an answer.
Despite three high-profile marriages, the “Top Gun” star has been the subject of gay speculation for years. In 2003, he won a $10 million default judgment in a case against a gay porn actor who claimed the two had an affair, and two years earlier, he sued Los Angeles-based publisher Michael Davis for $100 million after Davis claimed to have a videotape of Cruise engaged in homosexual acts. As People reported, the suit was eventually dropped, and Davis eventually stated that Cruise “is not, and never has been, homosexual and has never had a homosexual affair.”
When asked about the long-standing rumors on his sexuality, the “Fast And The Furious” star proclaimed, “I was like, ‘How could you say that? Why would you say that?'” He went on to note, “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence. I’m not gonna do that.”
The “Inception” hunk sent the internet into a storm after he was quoted as saying, “I’m an actor for f**k’s sake. I’ve played with everything and everyone.” Still, a source now claims Hardy, who is engaged to British actress Charlotte Riley, had been taken out of context: “He was discussing a gay role and quotes coming from the character.”
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