#14 Dolly Parton
Good old Dolly has had to face gay rumors for much of her career. She recently addressed them in 2014, saying, “”I am not gay, but if I were I would be the first one running out of the closet.” The rumors often come because of her long-standing friendship with friend Judy Ogle. Whatever, Dolly is fabulous.
#13 One Direction
The boys of One Direction have a lot of gay rumors swirling around them, but that doesn’t stop fangirls from dreaming of one kissing them. Harry Styles is often referred to as bisexual, while Louis Tomlinson has had to fend off more than one gay rumor. Well, considering there was also a blind item alleging the boys may be cocaine, they’ll take the gay rumors in stride.
#12 Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has asked the gay rumors to stop, but they continue. Many believe that his wife is “bearding” for him, but few know the truth. He gets the gay rumors mainly because he’s a song and dance man, but he’s also Wolverine! He’s been married since 1996, and clearly loves his wife. That’s enough for us.
#11 Whitney Houston
Whitney left us several years ago, but the gay rumors continue in her absence. Her rumored lover was Robyn Crawford, and gay activists have even said that they had a long relationship. Crawford had been friends with the singer since they were 16, and she had worked as her assistant for many years. Insiders have been quoted as saying the singer numbed the pain of having to hide her sexuality with substance abuse.
#10 Oprah Winfrey
Who hasn’t heard of Oprah being rumored to be in a relationship with “gal pal” Gayle? This story alone probably keeps most of the tabloids in business, or it did in the 1990’s. Of course, Oprah is with Stedman, who has gay rumors as well. Ah, showbiz.
#9 Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is in American Sniper as a manly man, but his gay rumors have been around since he became a star. Hollywood gossip says he repressed the gay once he became famous, but we might never know. He did play a gay character in Wet Hot American Summer, and will be playing the role again for the Netflix spin-off series.
#8 Kristen Stewart
The gay rumors for Kristen Stewart have come fast and furious as of late. She’s been photographed cavorting on a beach with another female. Some blind gossip sites have referred to the Twilight star as bisexual, though we’ll let you decide. Was the hookup with Rob Pattinson a setup? Probably, but the director affair is for real, they say.
#7 Will Smith
Will Smith is married to Jada-Pinkett Smith, and both of them have persistent gay rumors that haven’t stopped. Supposedly Will is bisexual, though maybe they’re in an open marriage, and just sleep with who they want. He’s been linked to Trey Songz, while Duane Martin has bee a rumored ex as well.
#6 Tom Cruise
Do we really need to say about anything about the gay rumors for Tom Cruise? It seems they’ve been present since the movie Top Gun. If you haven’t heard that Tom Cruise was gay, then you’ve clearly been living under a rock. And yes, ex-wife Nicole Kidman had her own gay rumors.
#5 John Travolta
John Travolta is another one who has gay rumors that don’t quit. They really ignited when there was a male massage therapist accused him of getting a bit touchy-touchy. He’s also been the target of a pilot saying they had a gay romance. Hmm…
#4 Mariska Hargitay
The star of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has very close friendships with multiple women, and rumors from Hollywood say she was living “out” in the past. It doesn’t seem that way anymore, though she can’t keep her eyes off her friends, can she! She’s happily married though (to a man), with several children. Maybe it’s the old trope of when people see a strong female character on TV, they think she’s gay or the actress is gay? Who knows. Her friend, Maria Bello, has spoken out about her own sexuality though, which set the gay rumors flying for Mariska.
#3 Jeremy Renner
Where to start with the Jeremy Renner gay rumors? He’s getting divorced, so that makes the rumors especially persistent. He’s been rumored to be linked with his best friend, Kristopher Winters. The two have so many photos together, Google separated them into their own category.
#2 Kevin Spacey
Bravo’s Andy Cohen reportedly outed Kevin Spacey in his memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries. How that got past the publisher, we don’t know. The box office star has yet to affirm his sexuality, but it’s long been assumed he’s quietly living a gay life.
#1 Queen Latifah
It doesn’t matter if the Queen is gay, straight, or a crocodile, she’ll still have her fans. If you ask some people in Hollywood, they say that she already confirmed her sexuality by officiating a gay marriage at the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performance of “Same Love” at the 2014 Grammys. They also say just look at these photos of her with a friend.