Families come in all shapes and sizes. While same sex marriage and homosexual couples adopting children may be hot button issues now, it wasn’t for these celebrities who grew up with a gay parent.
Robert De Niro
Actor Robert De Niro has had a long and illustrious career in Hollywood for decades. While he has been very guarded about his private life, the Meet The Parents star recently opened up about how his father Robert De Niro Sr. struggled with his homosexuality. An upcoming documentary titled Remembering The Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. explores the life and work of the painter and sculptor. In an interview with OUT Magazine, the younger De Niro described his relationship with his father growing up but he also had some regrets about not being closer to him. “He probably was (conflicted about his sexuality),” the 70-year-old actor said. “Being from that generation, especially from a small town upstate (in New York). I was not aware, much, of it. I wish we had spoken about it much more. My mother didn’t want to talk about things in general, and you’re not interested when you’re a certain age.”