41 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Gay Or Bi... 38 is a SHOCKER!!
You will NEVER guess who's number 38.
Megan Fox came out as bisexual in a 2011 Esquire interview, saying, "I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual." Fox is currently married to Brian Austin Green, with whom she shares three children.
This Prison Break star came out as gay in August of 2013, saying "I feel more fully expressed. After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I created this air of ‘We don't address that thing.'"
Tuc Watkins, best known for his roles as David Vickers on One Life To Live and Bob Hunter on Desperate Housewives publicly came out as gay in 2013 has been a loving single parent since 2012 to adopted kids Catchen and Curtis Watkins. He said it was important to be out because "it does set an example, and not just for kids but for other people in general to be able to say who they are in an environment that is more welcoming."
While this Hunger Games actor defines himself as "mostly straight," he famously founded the Straight But Not Narrow program to promote LGBT awareness and foster allyship. However, he has said that he has "met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know? I’ve never been, like, 'Oh, I want to kiss that guy.' I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.”
Jodie Foster, by her own description, came out as a lesbian "in the Stone Age," but she came out officially to the public at the 2013 Golden Globes while accepting an award. In 2014, she married her wife, Alexandra Hedison, but she remains close with her former longtime partner Cydney Bernard, with whom she shares two children.
Rupert Everett, dashing star of such films as My Best Friend's Wedding and The Madness of King George is an openly gay actor who got his first big break playing an openly gay student in the 1984 film Another Country. Although Everett is a proponent of gay rights, he has spoken in the past on how he believes his sexuality has damaged his career prospects.
Famed singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge came out as gay in 1993 at a celebration of Bill Clinton's first inauguration. In 2014, she married her partner Linda Wallem after California's ban on gay marriage was overturned.
Alan Cumming is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and has also spoken out on his being bisexual, not gay, despite his current marriage to husband Grant Shaffer, saying "I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap."
This 85-year-old music mogul came out as bisexual after his second divorce, revealing that he had since had long-term relationships with men, but that he's also still attracted to women, saying “You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person.”
Celebrity trainer and former Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels came out in 2010, saying that the most important thing was that she was in a healthy relationship. "If I fall in love with a woman, that’s awesome. If I fall in love with a man, that’s awesome. As long as you fall in love… it’s like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!" She and her partner, Heidi Rhoades have two children together.
News anchor and journalist Anderson Cooper came out as gay officially in 2012, saying in an email that he allowed friend Andrew Sullivan to publish on The Daily Beast, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be. And I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."
Argo, Titanic, and Alias star Victor Garber came out publicly in 2013, not long after Jodie Foster, saying: "I don't really talk about it but everybody knows." He also confirmed at that time that he was living happily with his longtime partner, Rainer Andreesen.
Now 77 years old, this X-Men and Lord of the Rings Star didn't come out until he was 49 in 1988 and says that he regrets not coming out sooner and that being out made him a better actor. "I think I would have been a different person and a happier one." McKellen is now an active spokesperson for LGBT rights.
This White Collar star came out publicly as gay in 2012, but he actually married his husband, Simon Hall, with whom he now shares three children, a year earlier in 2011. Coming out in 2012, he gave a shoutout to his husband and kids, saying, "Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment. God bless you."
While the American Horror Story star prefers not to put a label on her sexuality, she has said, "All I can say is, I’ve done both, and I don’t let either experience define me... I can meet a man tomorrow and fall in love with him and marry him and I wouldn’t discount any of the experiences that I’ve had with women, or vice versa. I just don’t think anyone is in a position to dictate what that is for me."
Star of ABC Family drama Kyle XY Matt Dallas came out as gay in 2013, but that wasn't all he announced. At the same time he publicized his engagement to musician Blue Hamilton whom he married in 2015. The two now share a son named Crow.
Family Ties actress Meredith Baxter came out as a lesbian in 2011. After three marriages to men and five children, she says that she doesn't think she's ever lived a lie. She just realized she was gay later in life. "I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition. Some people would say, well, you’re living a lie and, you know, the truth is not at all. This has only been for the past seven years." She is now married to longtime partner Nancy Locke.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon came out as gay in 2004, and in 2012, she clarified that she considers herself to be technically bisexual after commenting that her being gay was a decision she made. "While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship." Nixon married longtime partner Christine Marinoni the same year.
This Princess Diaries star came out in 2004 when she talked publicly about falling in love with a woman, saying, "I met the person I’m so madly crazy in love with. She’s not famous yet. She will be. She wants to do musical theater and stage, which is not as demoralizing as the movie business is.” Matarazzo has never married, but has been in several longterm relationships with women, one of which ended during their engagement.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Doogie Howser and How I Met Your Mother star came out as gay publicly in 2006, saying, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love." Seven years later, in 2014, he finally married his partner of 10 years, David Burtka, with whom he shares two children, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.
This Canadian actor and musician and star of ABC drama Brothers and Sisters came out publicly as gay in 2008, saying: “I don’t know what will happen professionally. That is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth."
World-renowned singer Ricky Martin didn't publicly come out as gay until 2010, two years after the birth of his twin sons, saying, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Martin is currently engaged to Syrian Swedish painter Jwan Yosef.
Former member of *NSYNC Lance Bass came out publicly in 2006, saying, "The thing is, I'm not ashamed – that's the one thing I want to say. I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I've been my whole life. I'm just happy." He has now been married to husband Michael Turchin since 2014.
In spite of playing a gay character on Will and Grace, Sean Hayes did not publicly come out as gay until 2010, saying, "I never have had a problem saying who I am. I am who I am." He married his longtime partner Scott Icenogle in 2014.
This musician and star of American Horror Story has been openly gay for quite some time and is currently married to Jason Landau, with whom he shares two children. Talking about coming out, Jackson said: "I came out when I wanted to because it was my time, and I hate the whole witch-hunt aspect. Just mind your own business."
While Parsons had never exactly been closeted and had publicly taken his longtime partner, Todd Spiewak, with him to events, Parsons officially came out as a gay man in a 2012 New York Times interview when he was asked by a reporter if a role was particularly important to him as a gay man and he was able to answer yes.
Talk show and radio host Andy Cohen was the first openly gay host of an American talk show and has described himself as a "gold star gay" but said he would possibly consider a threesome with a woman and that he had swiped right on a few women on Tinder. "Tinder is my ticket to meeting people I wouldn’t normally come across, like an architect who lives in Murray Hill, or a scientist from Williamsburg. Welcome to my rich fantasy land.”
This Tony Award Winning Broadway star has been openly gay since the age of 18, but says that his family had already figured it out. Like Andy Cohen, Rannells describes himself as a "gold star gay," saying, "I personally have never had sex with a woman... So I knew it wasn't my thing, so I was like, Why do that? So I didn't." Rannells has been in a relationship with Mike Doyle since 2011.
This Law and Order: SVU star of seven years has been openly gay for quite some time and has been dating broadway star Andrew Rannells since 2011. Speaking about Rannells, he said in an Instagram post, "Who else is happy that this smart, talented, handsome and funny man was born?"
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out publicly as gay in 2014 in an Op-Ed for Businessweek. Cook says that while he had never denied being gay, he had also never publicly acknowledged it and came out, saying, "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Jason Collins came out in 2013 as the first publicly gay basketball player in the NBA. In fact, he chose his jersey number, 98, as a tribute to the notorious 1998 hate crime and murder of gay student Andrew Shepard. Also an outspoken Christian, Collins spoke on reconciling his faith and sexuality, saying, "This is all about tolerance and acceptance and America is the best country in the world because we're all entitled to our opinions and beliefs but we don't have to agree."
Colfer was bullied for his sexuality while in school so badly that his parents eventually decided to homeschool him for a year and a half, but now this former Glee star and current children's author is an active supporter of the It Gets Better and Trevor Project programs, which seek to help struggling LGBT youth in addition to numerous other LGBT rights organizations.
Star Trek star George Takei came out publicly in 2005, revealing that he had been in a long-term relationship with then partner Brad Altman for 18 years and saying, "It's not really coming out, which suggests opening a door and stepping through. It's more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen." Takei and Altman finally married in 2008.
Comedian and talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell came out publicly in 2002, saying, "I don't know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing. ... People are confused, they're shocked like this is a big revelation to somebody." An adoptive mother of five children, O'Donnell is an activist for gay adoption rights.
Former That's So Raven Star and The View host Raven-Symoné has long held that her sexuality is no one else's business. However, in 2013, she confirmed that she was "in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.” In 2016, however, she did refer to herself on The View as a lesbian.
Portia de Rossi
This Arrested Development star has been married to Ellen DeGeneres since 2008. She came out as a lesbian in 2005 after dating DeGeneres for a year. She said later about coming out, “I really, honestly think that anybody who is openly gay and visible is powerful. It doesn’t matter what you do, you are impacting people.”
American Idol winner and singer Clay Aiken came out as gay following the birth of his in 2008, saying, "It was the first decision I made as a father. I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”
REM star Michael Stipe hates the term "bisexual" but came out in 2011 as "80 percent gay." According to Stipe, "On a sliding scale of sexuality I’d place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women. I had sex with, and enjoyed sex with, women until I met someone that I fell in love with, and who is now my boyfriend."
In 2008, comedian and actress Wanda Sykes came out not only as gay, but as a married woman. Sykes said, “I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to be a black woman, and I’m proud to be gay.” Sykes is still married to wife Alex Niedbalski, with whom she shares two children.
In 2009, American Idol star and singer Adam Lambert officially came out as gay, saying, "I am gay, and I'm very comfortable with it.Come out' is so funny to me because I've never been in. I've always been out. I just chose to avoid it. I didn't ... I don't feel closeted. Everybody that I worked with knew about my personal life."
In 2013, Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player in the NFL. While he feels that his coming out later played a part in his having trouble getting signed to teams, Sam does not regret coming out. "I don’t regret coming out but I do wish things would have gone differently."
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