Are They Trapped In The Closet Or Not? Celebs Accused Of Being Gay

December 21, 2012  |  

It seems like every celebrity has been called gay at some point or another. But for these celebrities, the gay accusations have been a bit more intense and a lot more permanent. True or not, I’ve refrained from making a case for gay or straight in regard to any of these celebrities, because a) my gaydar has never been exact and b) I’m just not touching that! Flip to see fifteen celebrities who’ve had to endure those pesky gay rumors. What’s your verdict?

 

"Oprah Winfrey PF"

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has been laughing off rumors of her being romantically involved with Gayle King for years.  The origin of such rumors, I wouldn’t know – though I assume they probably have something to do with Oprah’s long-term relationship with Stedman, which has always been discreet, in stark contrast to her friendship with Gayle, which has always been highly publicized. Nevertheless, those irksome gay rumors persist.

“I’m not a lesbian” Oprah once told Barbara Walters in an interview, “I’m not even kind of a lesbian.”

"Chris Bosh PF"

Chris Bosh

For those who believe that Chris Bosh may be gay, they no doubt have considered his sweet faces, broken wrists, puckered lips, and infamous “champagne shower” as evidence. But for those in disbelief, they likely consider that Chris Bosh is married to Adrienne Williams, has a daughter, and of course a full-bodied sense of humor.

"John Legend PF"

John Legend

There must be something awfully telling about John Legend’s sexuality, because it sure didn’t take long for people to begin questioning whether the singer was gay or straight. Some said it was his style and mannerisms that made them unsure, while others said it was his entourage, which is rumored to be comprised of many gay men. Whatever it may be, John Legend remains untroubled by the rumors and continues to dismiss them as just that, plus he’s got Chrissy Teigen on his arm now.

"John Travolta PF"

John Travolta

No matter what John Travolta does it seems he’ll never stem the gay rumors – or stop the lawsuits. Just this year, the Saturday Night Fever actor has faced five allegations brought forward by different people; all of them alleging similar harms. Two masseuses claimed that Travolta sexually assaulted them and sued for sexual battery; a Chilean cruise worker claimed that Travolta sexually assaulted him on a cruise ship after propositioning him for sex; the author of You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again (a supposedly true story chronicling the author’s sexual encounters with Travolta) sued Travolta for libel, after accusing the actor and his lawyer of making false statements about his mental health; and most recently, Travolta’s former pilot brought harassment charges, alleging Travolta’s legal team threatened him after he revealed details of a supposed affair with Travolta. The masseuses’ cases and author’s case have since been dropped.

"Alicia Keys PF"

Alicia Keys

The Alicia Keys gay rumors began very early in the singer’s career and persisted right up until her 2010 marriage to Swizz Beatz. If you remember, Alicia’s early style was characterized by cornrows and doorags, which despite being kind of cute, incited some serious speculation into her sexuality. Alicia admits that her look was a bit tomboy-ish, but that it felt most natural given that she’d grown up in the rough Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan – where showing too much skin and attracting too much attention was dangerous. Turns out, she carried this belief right on into her dealings with fame. Alicia said:

“I didn’t want attention like that so I shrank away from it. It was awhile before I became comfortable as a young lady to be able to dress more feminine.”

"Tyler Perry PF"

Tyler Perry

What is it about Tyler Perry that makes everyone think “gay”? Is it because of his title role as Madea or the fact that he hasn’t had many high profile relationships… ? Whatever the reason, speculation into Perry’s homosexuality began immediately following the big screen release of his first Madea flick, and hasn’t stopped since. Although there’s no definitive evidence of his being gay, and actual evidence of – what could be considered – his being straight (despite his 2011 engagement to an Ethiopian model), the rumors continue to swirl.

"Eddie Murphy PF"

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy has been suspected of being gay ever since the 1997 arrest of a transsexual prostitute who he claimed just happened to be in his car for no sexual reason. Since then, the actor has stuck to this story, even adding that he was simply being a “good Samaritan” by giving the young “woman” a ride. But this wouldn’t be the last time we’d hear about Eddie Murphy’s sexuality. Following the incident, numerous sources reported seeing the actor cruising through West Hollywood neighborhoods known for transsexual prostitution. Not to mention his close friendship with New Edition member, Johnny Gill; a relationship that has long been side-eyed for being more intimate than friendly. It’s even been speculated that Murphy and Gill’s down-low arrangement was the direct cause of Murphy’s divorce from Nicole.

"Ne-Yo PF"

Ne-Yo

R&B crooner Ne-Yo has belted out the hits for years while simultaneously battling incessant gay rumors that likely have something to do with his (sometimes) super-arched eyebrows and freshly-glossed lips. Ne-Yo admits that the rumors have been hurtful, but at this point doesn’t really give a flying f– what we think, because as he told S2S magazine:

“I got two kids and a beautiful woman at my side… Buy the album, though”

"Tom Cruise PF"

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has endured gay rumors throughout much of his thirty year career, though he’s always fiercely denied them. The rumors first surfaced in 1990 around the time he married Nicole Kidman: a marriage that skeptics alleged was a bogus attempt to cover up a secret homosexual lifestyle. But things didn’t get really messy until years later, when a gay pornstar claimed to have carried on an affair with Cruise during his marriage to Kidman. Cruise subsequently sued the pants off the pornstar in a $100 million defamation lawsuit that he won.

Rumors were quelled – or rather, whispered –until Cruise’s 2000 divorce from Kidman, when another gay pornstar alleged having an affair with Cruise, which, this time, resulted in Cruise’s divorce. Like the first pornstar, Cruise took this one to town in a $46 million lawsuit that would once again stop the gay rumors, temporarily.

"Shemar Moore PF"

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore may have dated Halle Berry, Toni Braxton, and a host of beautiful models, but he still can’t escape the gay rumors that have followed him his entire career. The reason? – Probably the juicy stories about his lifestyle and sexual encounters that continue to flourish, in addition to his well-groomed appearance. Also, his swimming nude at a gay nude beach probably didn’t help much.

"Raven Symone PF"

Raven Symone

Speculation into the former Disney star, Raven Symone’s sexuality began years ago, but recently intensified when sources reported that she was dating former ANTM contestant AzMarie Livingston. In response to all of the buzz, Raven took to Twitter to proclaim that her sexuality is her own and that she would not be disclosing who she’s dating.

"Casper Smart PF"

Casper Smart

Casper Smart’s sexuality didn’t really come into question until earlier this year, when witnesses spotted him entering a popular NYC adult peepshow known for being a gay hangout. Some disbelievers assumed he’d entered the peepshow building not to view the actual show but to visit the attached sex shop – a likely scenario, except that Smart didn’t exit the building with any bags and was never spotted entering the shop – only the peepshow. Despite these rumors, Jennifer Lopez appears unconcerned and is still regularly photo’d out with her boo.

"James Avery PF"

James L. Avery

Here’s one that may come as a surprise to some of you. James Avery, the actor who played “Uncle Phil” on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has long been rumored to be gay. Although I’m not entirely sure why and the rumor has never been highly publicized. It’s kind of just one of those things that people have always said…

"Eve"

Eve

Rap star Eve faced gay accusations early in her career, when her style was rough – Ruff Ryders rough. Her look came complete with cornrows, doo rags, and a don’t f—with me attitude to match. When asked about the gay rumors now, Eve admits that they were harsh but she understands – she was often approached by women back in the day.

"Trey Songz PF"

Trey Songz

I’m not sure if people have accused Trey Songz of being gay because they whole-heartedly believe it or because they just want to perpetuate rumors. Either way, Songz has been romantically linked to a number of men despite there being no evidence for such claims. Songz has admitted to being initially stunned by the rumors, but remains adamant that he is not homosexual and “loves the ladies.”

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  • winnona

    I think it’s everyone’s OWN BUSINESS whether they disclose/free themselves or not; if I enjoy their performance(s), that’s all I CARE ABOUT. That’s the problem with the public and celebrity now….the public feels they have a right to a celeb’s privacy. AND THEY DON’T…this attitude and avericious behavior is what drives too many celebs to death (witness Princess Dianna).

  • I get so tired of folks saying that just because some dude has a wife and child, they are not gay. People wake up!!!! There is such a thing as bisexuality and closeted gays? Hello!!!

  • spookym

    “Accused”?

  • SelenaMillieux

    Alicia Keys is very talented and has to be gay I or at least bi,how else would I explain this girl crushing I’ve got going on here. Usually my gay or bi dar is right

  • Hasty Feeler

    what a stupid website this is – good grief

  • d w

    Not surprised by speculations of James Avery being gay. Heck, I thought even Steven Wonder could see that one.

    Alicia Keys has always struck me as kinda butch.

    As for John Legend…I suspect he’s more Asian than gay.

  • tori

    they forgot queen latifah…she belongson this list more than tom cruise lol

  • Zina

    I always assumed that people got James Avery and Reginald Vel Johnson mistaken for each other early on and that’s where the gay rumors came from because Avery was married with kids up until his death but Vel Johnson used to speak of his partner in interviews. Also I’m surprised that Queen Latifah didn’t make the list.

  • Danny Cooper

    who cares *yawn* .. these stories are worse than the National Enquirer

  • Doug O’Neill

    I think Jennifer Lopez’s “boy”friend is definitely a gaylord. You can tell just by looking at the guy.

  • Lisa

    Why do they have to use the word “accused”? Like they’re being accused of a crime? And why is this even an issue?

  • Bill Nedra Bill

    I pray the day people will get out of the dark ages and STOP making people’s sexuality a matter of news. Syria is in turmoil, kids are suffering in Africa, education is costly…these are news item and NOT one’s sexual attraction.

  • Akira J. Fox

    Trey songz is not gay. Smh. Some ppl will believe anything.

  • word

    I have always felt Alicia keys was gay (weather true or not) since ‘fallen’….I still think she is gay….but to throw a wrench in you public image, professional life and to toy with the sweet picket fence faux life she has tried to maintain (after getting pregnant for a man going through a separation from his wife…that is EXTREMELY trashy)..to now come out, kinda changes you life and possible ‘destroys’ it.

  • Ife

    i’m pretty sure Tyler Perry came out of the closet… how about a little edit on that one??

  • hello everyone. Hope i enjoy my stay here…

  • defenseonetest

    dfdf

  • Abdulhai Ashrafi

    thainx

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Why do they keep accusing Alicia Keys because I have never actually heard anything?…

  • lenaz

    Tyler Perry d*** print lips

  • Obsrvst

    CASPER SMART!?

    If anything it’s J-BLO Who’s he’s fronting for!

    C’mon now, my gaydar has been going bonkers like a radiation detection device (crrkckckkrrrrkkkekkrkk) when ever I see J-Lo and all her Donkey Kong like dance moves and boxers nose.

    Casper also has my gay detection device going and I think he basically EXPOSED J-Lo and this fraud hookup up, c’MON people.

    She a tortillera.

    As is I suspect Alicia. But, I think she’s one HECK Of a gorgous woman oh and that body… at least when she’s all made up. Too bad.

    And Queen Latifa? Prffftt! Since the 90’s I could tell. She was busted once on the 10 freeway for driving smoking weed or something, and she was totally lesbo’d out with another sista, looked totally like those thuggie lesbo’s. Come the heck on! Where’d you been?!

  • JustMe2Disqus

    gayness

  • Sandra Curran

    UNSUBCRIBE MY EMAIL PLEASE!!!!

  • Paula Freeza

    blalblablablalba

  • Rohit

    What is Disqus ??? is it like twitter

  • creamer versus creamer

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    EGALITE’

    PROMISCUITE’

  • Ronoh

    First timer here…hello everyone

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Mr. Avery is gay. I saw him in a NYC club with his boyfriend
    dressed all in his flamboyant style and the mannerism’s to go
    with it lol! He is a good actor trust me, because when I saw him in
    that club talking, and gesturing with his hands I couldn’t believe it.

    • Obsrvst

      Who is the gaucho amigo
      Why is he standing
      In your spangled leather poncho
      And your elevator shoes
      Bodacious cowboys
      Such as your friend
      Will never be welcome here
      High in the Custerdome

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Being gay or bisexual is a “rite of passage” in Hollywood
    It determines how far up in this “soul stealing business” you’re
    willing to go, and das real wrap, trust me!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    This is Hollywood, it’s assumed that they are all gay or bisexual.
    It would actually be easier to have a list of celebrities
    that we know are STRAIGHT. This list would be a whole lot shorter lol!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Tom Cruise is so Gay its not even funny!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Tom Cruise is so Gay its not even funny!

  • hjkfrezx5000

    fffffffuk-the gays

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Eddie Murphy is so gay its not even funny!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Eddie Murphy is so gay its not even funny!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    I know exactly what she means (Alicia Keys) I felt the
    same way growing up and also dressed like a tomboy
    (hated the constant attention from dirty old men) I aslo
    have 6 brothers (no sisters) so, I know exactly what she’s
    talking about 🙂

  • atlasshrugged2u

    I know exactly what she means (Alicia Keys) I felt the
    same way growing up and also dressed like a tomboy
    (hated the constant attention from dirty old men) I aslo
    have 6 brothers (no sisters) so, I know exactly what she’s
    talking about 🙂

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Travolta looks like a complete idiot with that
    hair piece lol! Is he kidding, I mean look at it?
    How on earth could he think that looks good lol!!
    Too much.

  • senola

    Only Black people obsess over who is or isn’t gay.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Raven Symone looks like a full-figured version of Paula Abdul in her picture.

  • Nadu

    Tyler Perry is at the very least confused. He admitted on Oprah that he had a very hard time being with women because of his past with being molested by a neighbor. “My body betrayed me” he said, which in essence says the experience caused him lots of confusion about his sexuality. Is he full on gay? Maybe not, but he’s certainly struggled to figure it out.

  • Realist

    Out of the ones mentioned above, only Chris Bosh, Alicia Keys, John Travolta, Neyo, Eve and Raven give me the gay vibe. Casper is not a STAR but after seeing those pics that surfaced after he got with JLO…. He was def one flamboyant gay dude. He’s with Jlo now. I’m sure he acts manly and stuff but once she’s done with him we’ll see him come out. Watch.

  • Uncle Phil has romantically linked with Sherman Hemlsley (the guy from Movin On Up) and Trey Songz has been photographed kissin a dude

  • CriticXtreme

    For some of these, coming out of the closet would help their “careers”.

  • hell no Eddie Murphy ain’t a fagg

  • Let me just say that Trey Songz reminds me of Tevin Campbell for more than one reason, okay??!!

  • Jerseysmelltours

    THAT JLO REALLY CAN PICK THEM HUH???? SHEMAR gay boy for sure he so gay boy!!!

  • Jerseysmelltours

    Eddie Murphy so gayGayGAyGAY!!! Or Gay Eddie Gay Murphy….

  • Jerseysmelltours

    Chris Bosh so gay…Travolta GAY!…That mushy preening flash Tyler Perry Gay! I hope he suffers through coming too terms with his gayness he’s put out enough trash TV/films he should suffer…

  • why

    worst website ever … i couldn’t even read the content because everything from the side jumbled over it.

    • Diane Gardner

      For real, absolutely ignorant, distracting and sickening. Worst site ever.

  • alicia and eve are hot. they have such bravado.

  • Not that it matters-but I’ve heard that George Clooney is in the closet.

  • Mariposa

    It really bothers me that it says these people are “accused” of being gay. As if it’s a horrible crime.

    • exactly. “suspected” is the word that i would’ve used.

  • NE8

    Uncle Phil has been married for many years to a beautiful and successful woman.

  • chanela

    “I got two kids and a beautiful woman at my side… Buy the album, though”

    so do clay aiken and ricky martin…. just sayin,neyo

  • Oprah

    Tyler Perry is gay. He said so on Oprah.

  • Shemar Moore is probably bisexual. Eh. Its not that surprising or terrible. I freakin love his adorable friendship/bromance thing with Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds. They’re so freakin cute.

    • SelenaMillieux

      Noooo that’s my future husband Shemar Moore (in my dreams)

  • Ai

    you can really tell which people this author likes and who she doesn’t care for

  • DeafQueen

    Never heard of Chris Bosh, don’t care about Tom Cruise nor John Travolta!

    Eddie – YES he and Arsenio – my gosh… (where’s Arsenio’s name?)
    Tyler – YES, waaaaaayyy too obvious
    Caspar – is NOT a star
    Where’s Da Brat’s name? Or is she finally out?
    Queen La?
    And agree with the non answer of Raven.

    I don’t care that any of these people are gay – it’s their HIDING that makes me nuts….

  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

    From what I have observed, most of the celebrities that have had to endure gay rumors have had to do so because as the general public, we have not seen them in relationships. Because they respect their privacy and we don’t, they are considered gay. I find this really ignorant of the general population.

  • Boshtrich just oozes sweetness

  • jjac401

    James Avery has always appeared to be “light on his feet.”

  • nolimit_soldier

    Heck yeah Trey Songz is gay his demeanor and responses on his last Wendy Williams visit told a hell of alot..women seem to think the dude can’t be gay but I’ll give it anouther 5 more years before the truth comes out..its seriously only a matter of time..women give this man tooo much praise..Being gay doesn’t have a look nor do it discriminate.

  • Coco black

    Who gives a shit?!?….and why is MN even giving this air time. You wouldn’t see such ad article in a white publication..complete and utter rubbish!

    • USAFSergeant

      You sure as hell would see an article like this in a white publication. I’ve got some younger white female airmen under my supervision, and all they read is those trash celebrity magazines.

    • Sandy

      Yeah Coco, in a white publication you wouldn’t have a lot of black models either. They employ a WHOLE lot of Caucasians here. What get me too is white publications never talk about or show pictures of celibacy interracial dating. .and if you do see it,its some fine black woman following behind some rich successful handsome white guy.Black people dogging black people,instead of uplifting its always looking for dirt!

  • Gigi

    Eddie Murphy isn’t gay, he’s a freak. I also believe John Travolta is likely a freak too. And as for Shemar Moore possibly being gay because he’s well-groomed: that was not always the case. I remember him having serious hair and eyebrow issues when he first hit the scene. He just found a good stylist. My so-called gaydar is pretty good, and James Avery and Trey Songz have both set it off. Oprah? No. Ne-yo? No. Tom Cruise? Don’t Care. I’ve wondered about Alicia and Eve in the past, but not any longer. As with Shemar, a good stylist can do wonders. Tyler and Raven’s non-answer (Queen Latifah said the same thing) leave me wondering. Oh well…to each his or her own.

    • BlackJack

      Eddie been slinging too much beef,to be gay.The man had all the black chicks in Hollywood and now working on the white ones. Gay guys don’t like a woman’s raw scent.

      • Miss Truth Hurts

        He’s “slinging beef” to a KNOWN HOLLYWOOD BEARD *lol So stop it. (Beard: refers to women who are paid to pretend to be dating/f*cking known celebs to throw off gay rumors)

    • Miss Truth Hurts

      Eddy Muphy is BEYOND GAY, anyone with eyes can see that. #1.He has sh1tted on and fvcked over every woman he has EVER delt with #2. Every one in L.A. KNOWS Eddie loves tranny-pr0stitutes #3.Most importantly, his one true love is JOHNNY GILL and always will be.

      • neicy

        Amazing he likes light bright dam near white women but like the chocolate-ly men…don’t forget Arsenio…he has to be bi….my open gay hairstylist will tell ya that a gay guy would never sleep with a girl..only be friends with

  • MLS2698

    Lol. In that one song where Alicia Keys was asking the guy out from the ” coffee shop, ” she was like, ” you order the hot chocolate everyday,” in her Barry White voice.

    • Amija James

      Bwahahahahaha! You wrong! She is hella dykey though!

    • IAJS

      died

    • DeafQueen

      Omigosh ROFL

    • sonya

      I love her voice in that video. She sounded like a WOMAN with a deep voice. Nothing but beautiful and feminine.

    • LOL! Made my night.

    • rainydaze80

      followed up by “so what you doin?” hilarious!

    • Gimmeabreak78

      Bwahaha. Old school Alicia Keys reminds me of a guy from Brooklyn I used to date named Tony. She was such a dude back then.

  • Dru

    Their being very nice…..There is more info/details this article could provided….. Like, people thought Eve was gay, because there is a pic out of Eve getting ate by a girl at her old strip club

    • Blackbirdbefree

      ALL STRIPPERS ARE GAY!. and if she not ,she will be. Its not normal for a woman to see other girls naked without being turned on and out.

      • DeafQueen

        Wow! Generalizing pretty far….

  • bluekissess

    I don’t understand why my comment doesn’t post? I’d rather not comment on negative stuff

  • TRUTH IS

    If they were indeed gay, they wont say because follywood is about image and for some weird reason they believe coming out will hurt their “image”. There’s a site that list all the homos, lesbians and bisexual. Oh, and Katt Williams just outed Jamie Foxx lol!!

  • princess courtenay

    john travolta is like 75 with no grey hair…..that irks me a little

    • sabrina

      he looks really, really weird in that pic.

    • Im SURE he is a user of dye.

      • what?

        I’m pretty sure you all will use dye when you get that age what’s your point

      • what?

        I’m pretty sure you all will use dye when you get that age what’s your point

        • Soulswinger

          yeah and Aunt flow will stop coming around,and hair will grow in places you never thought,while your breast will look like flap jacks and your womb gets polluted! lmao!!!

          • atlasshrugged2u

            WellDamn! Shoot me now why don’t you lol!

          • word

            Soulswinger just took us ‘there’

      • housebroken

        Women use dye ,wigs,weaves and sh–t too? So when you in show business that would not be unusual.

    • TRUTH IS

      He oozes faggotory…smh

    • Amija James

      I know. He shouldn’t dye his hair such a dark color. It’s not normal for a man of his age to have such black hair.

    • blah blah rae

      It’s called a lace front.