Going Both Ways: Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Bisexual
Y’all seemed to love the gay or bisexual celebs who play straight roles story so much we had to do another one to let you know about the other bisexual celebrities out here, some of which are our favorites and some of which might just shock you. Check out the list and let us know who shocked you.
Though some of the characters he’s played would never cross over, Marlon Brando was quite open about his sexuality. And though he was honest during his life, several biographers further exposed details about his sexuality. But in an interview, Brando said, “Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me.”
It’s no secret that Azealia Banks speaks her mind, often to her own detriment. But one of the few times where her candor didn’t result in a Twitter beef was when she told Rolling Stone, kind of as an aside, that she’s bisexual. When they asked her about appealing to her gay fans, she said, “I mean I’m bisexual, so it makes sense. But I don’t want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, ‘Oh wow, my friend is gay too,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, so?”
Even though she was married to a man, according to The Advocate, allegedly Winehouse told her friends that “I like girls as well. I have had relationships with other women but that doesn’t mean I don’t still love Blake. There is something about being with a woman that is very satisfying. I don’t care what people think about me being bi– I do what feels good.”
Before she was a wife and mother Angelina Jolie had a reputation for waving her freak flag high. And in an interview with OK! Magazine, she explained: “I have loved women in the past and slept with them. I think if you love and want to pleasure a woman, particularly if you are a woman yourself, then certainly you know how to do things a certain way.”
I don’t know too much about Jillian Michaels but the “Biggest Loser” coach told Ladies Home Journal “Let’s just say I believe in healthy love. 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!”
In 2010, Lady Gaga told Barbara Walters that she is indeed bisexual and she doesn’t just use her sexuality as some type of ploy or gimmick. It’s been a part of who she is for some time now. In her song, “Poker Face,” she says “bluffin’ with my muffin.” She explains it’s about being with a man but fantasizing about being with a woman. Gaga says that though she has only been in love with men, she has had sexual experiences with women.
In 2003, Drew Barrymore told Contact Magazine “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual… I love a woman’s body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else.”
I had no idea about this one but Big Poppa wasn’t Kim Zolciak’s only relationship. Before marrying Kroy, she dated DJ Tracy Young, a woman. In 2010, when Life & Style asked her about being a parent, in the midst of being in a same sex relationship, she responded, “I’m among the millions of parents who have been in a gay or lesbian relationship. It hasn’t been an easy road lately, but I feel there are no mistakes in my life. Everything happens for a reason. To have the opportunity to speak for myself and to have people understand what I’m going through is really special. I myself was confused and scared at first. Being able to speak from my heart and get this all out, it’s a huge relief for me.”
People were shocked back in 2009 when Fergie admitted to The Advocate that she has had sexual experiences with women but Fergie said that she’s always been that woman and has always been very open about her bisexuality.
This one is not really a surprise is it? Snooki was wild back in her “Jersey Shore” days. And in 2012, she told The Huffington Post: “I would consider myself bi. I’ve done stuff with girls before. But I would never be with a girl because I like… penis. But I’ve experimented.”
The “Will & Grace” and “Parks and Rec” actress said back in 2009, in an interview with The Advocate that she believes everyone is bisexual, including herself. But she qualified those statements with the blog Queerty saying, “I said that I thought that everybody is innately bisexual. I think there are different levels of awareness attached to that, so I may believe that everybody is innately bisexual, but somebody who is very homophobic may not see that quality in themselves in any way, shape or form. That’s on a very philosophical or even metaphysical level, you know what I mean? It’s not something that I think people are ready for yet. I think if you ask the average guy on the street if he was innately bisexual, he’d be like, ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’ and then he’d punch you in the face. So, we’re not quite there.”
The former “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestant, and current Broadway star admitted in 2012, that she had been in a relationship with a woman for the past year.
“Making my way downtown…” takes on a whole new meaning now doesn’t it? In 2010, during a Nashville Pride event, she announced to a crowd for the first time that she was a proud bisexual woman.
Iman’s husband said way back in 1976, that he was bisexual. His androgyny is very intentional. And he told Playboy, “It’s true– I am bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
The 63 year old author of Push the book that was later turned into Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire has been very open about being bisexual. She’s also been very open about the sexual abuse she experienced from her father.
When Clive Davis’ autobiography was released last year the takeaway from the whole thing was the fact that he admitted, for the first time publicly that he was bisexual. After his marriage failed in the ’80’s Davis writes that he opened himself up to the possibility that he could have a relationship with a man.
In a 2011 interview with Esquire, Fox said, “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. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.”