Straight celebrities who've been in gay relationships
When it comes to Hollywood, it's important for celebs to get used to becoming a different person when the cameras start snapping, but sometimes famous folks try new identities even when the cameras are far away. These stars identify publicly as straight, but that hasn't stopped them from experimenting with the same sex.
Lindsay Lohan had a long, tumultuous relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson from April 2008 to March 2009. Even so, the troubled Mean Girls (2004) starlet insists she's neither gay nor bisexual. She told Piers Morgan in 2013 (via StarPulse), "I know I'm straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. But I think I needed to experience that and I think I was looking for something different." Previously, Lilo claimed that she didn't want to "classify" herself.The truth behind the Taylor Swift groping scandal
Anne Heche began dating Ellen DeGeneres shortly after the comedienne came out of the closet as a lesbian in 1997. DeGeneres blamed their breakup in 2000 on the pressures of fame. Heche resumed a straight lifestyle, and in 2016, she played wife and husband with her real-life partner, James Tapper, on the supernatural series Aftermath. When asked by The Telegraph in 2011 if her lesbian romance with DeGeneres was her last same-sex relationship, Heche left no ambiguity, telling the paper, "Jeepers, yes! Yes! I mean, that's been way out there for years."
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David Bowie was openly bisexual for years, but Mick Jagger was known only as a womanizer. That changed when Jagger met the "Ziggy Stardust" singer in 1973. The pair became inseparable as pals, but it turns out their relationship may have been a little deeper than that: Bowie's then-wife, Angie, claims she found the rock legends in bed together in her home.
A backup singer who lived with the Bowies, Ava Cherry, corroborated the story. "Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other," she said in the book Mick: The Wild Life And Mad Genius Of Jagger (excerpted by the New York Daily News). "Even though I was in bed with them many times, I ended up just watching them have sex." She added that they "practically lived together" for months. Here's hoping they got some satisfaction out of the arrangement.
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Marilyn Monroe was notorious for her marriages to Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio and rumored affairs with President John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando, but that doesn't mean this blonde preferred gentlemen. Monroe's famous feud with Joan Crawford reportedly began after a one-night stand with the actress, and she allegedly admitted to hooking up with actresses Barbara Stanwyck and Marlene Dietrich as well.
The Daily Mail reports that the screen legend also had a longstanding relationship with a woman. In 1948, Monroe met actress-turned-drama-coach Natasha Lytess. The pair allegedly embarked on a quiet sexual relationship for four years and were described as "liv[ing] as man and wife" for at least two years until Monroe met and married DiMaggio in 1952. The Yankee hero reportedly couldn't stand Lytess, calling her "Morticia."
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While on a break from her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber in December 2014, Selena Gomez was rumored to be hooking up with the openly bisexual supermodel Cara Delevingne. The former Disney darling told Pride Source that she got a kick out of the chatter.
"Honestly, I loved it. I didn't mind it. Especially because they weren't talking about other people in my life for once, which was wonderful," she said. "Honestly, though, [Delevingne is] incredible and very open and she just makes me open. She's so fun and she's just extremely adventurous, and sometimes I just want that in my life, so I didn't mind it. I loved it." When asked if she ever questioned her sexuality, Gomez replied, "Oh, I think everybody does, no matter who they are. I do, yeah, of course. Absolutely. I think it's healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself and challenge yourself; it's important to do that."
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Until recently, Gavin Rossdale was happily Mr. Gwen Stefani. However, in the 1980s, the Bush frontman was sowing his wild oats wherever he pleased, including with another man. Rossdale reportedly had a romance with cross-dressing performer Marilyn (born Peter Robinson). When the story broke in 2009, Rossdale initially denied it, but he came clean in 2010, explaining to Details (via the New York Daily News), "I've never wanted to appear closed about it, it's not something I've talked about really because it's always been in the glare of a tabloid world, it's just one of those things—move on."
He added, "When you're 17, Jesus Christ, I don't think there's anything strange about any form of anything—you're learning about life. It's a part of growing up—that's it, no more, no less…Yeah, [experimentation] was it—you have to know what you like, and I know what I like."