Relationships are a complicated and hopefully beautiful thing, regardless of your preference. Of course, there are unique challenges that are specific to heterosexual or homosexual relationships. Not to mention there are some people who tend to prefer both types of relationships, at least at some point in their lives.
There are several theories surrounding why people choose to be in a partnership with someone of the opposite sex, as opposed to someone of the same sex, and vice versa. Both celebrities and regular people are fascinated with this, and the intrigue likely won’t stop anytime soon. Perhaps the curiosity about straight people who engage in gay relationships stems from a host of thought-provoking questions. For instance, if you have a gay relationship once, does that mean you’re actually gay? If you consider having a heterosexual relationship after being in a gay partnership for years, are you now straight?
Of course, there are several answers to these questions, and the theories behind them are just as varied. However, that doesn’t stop the public from gasping in awe when they hear their favorite straight celebrities once had a homosexual romance. Some of the results are likely to surprise you. Here are 10 straight celebrities you probably didn’t know had gay relationships.
10. Amber Heard
Amber Heard is perhaps best known for being married to Johnny Depp. However, she has also had a relationship with Tasya van Ree, a female photographer, for three years before she and Depp got married. Recently, it was alleged that Heard and van Ree resumed their relationship. Amber has stated that it’s the person who matters when it comes to relationships, and she loves who she loves. Heard is a model and actress, and had a brief role on the hit drama The O.C. She also starred in the movie Friday Night Lights and had a minor role in the movie Alpha Dog.
Singer Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel have been married since 2009. The two have a son together. However, Fergie has admitted that she’s been with women. She states that women are beautiful and she’s had a lot of fun with women and isn’t ashamed of it. Unfortunately, there was a time when Duhamel was allegedly having a little too much fun with women at the beginning of his marriage with Fergie. Before joining the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie was in the singing group Wild Orchid, and was a child actor on the show Kids Incorporated. She also had a solo album, The Dutchess in 2006, and three of her Billboard 100 Top Five singles went to number one.
8. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is an actress that is best known for her role in the Transformers films. She was also a regular on the sitcom Hope & Faith. She’s married to fellow actor Brian Austin Greene and the couple have two children. When Megan was 18, she had a romantic relationship with a female stripper. Clearly her husband doesn’t seem to mind. Megan Fox is often viewed as a modern sex symbol, and has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Maxim and FHM. Fox has stated that her upbringing was very strict, and that she wasn’t allowed to have friends over or have a boyfriend as a teenager. So, as soon as she had enough money to move out of her parents’ home, she did. This likely led to lots of curiosity.
7. Gavin Rossdale
Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the rock band Bush, had a gay relationship in his teens. He’s been married to singer, fashion designer and former The Voice coach Gwen Stefani since 2002, and the couple have three sons together. Gavin Rossdale had a relationship with Peter Robinson, a British singer who goes by the name Marilyn. Initially, Gavin denied having any type of romantic ties with Robinson. Later, he stated that his experience with Marilyn was “part of growing up.” Quite an intriguing rite of passage. Stefani hasn’t been without her relationship drama, either. She dated her No Doubt band mate for over a decade, but the two both went on to marry other people. Apparently, Rossdale and Stefani make beautiful music together, so there may not be any reason to keep bringing up the past.
6. Cate Blanchett
The popular actress with the striking looks previously starred in a film entitled Carol, in which two women fall in love with each other. While promoting the movie, Blanchett admitted that this was not her first experience with lesbianism. She was asked in an interview whether she had been in a relationship with a woman before, to which she responded, “yes, many times.” However, Cate Blanchett never considered calling herself a lesbian, and has also had relationships with men. Cate Blanchett has been married to Andrew Upton since 1997, and is an accomplished actress, with three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Academy Awards.
5. Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho is an actress and comedienne who has been in the business for years. She’s been married since 2003 to Al Ridenour, but she often refers to herself as queer. She’s even stated ” of course, I’ve had relationships with women, but my politics are more queer than my lifestyle.” It’s obvious that Cho is very outspoken and doesn’t mind voicing her opinion when it comes to important issues. The Drop Dead Diva actress has also shared that both she and her husband sleep with other people, and they are both aware of this. However, she doesn’t want to divorce Ridenour, because she still loves him.
4. Anne Heche
Actor Anne Heche has appeared in the films I Know What You Did Last Summer, Six Days Seven Nights and John Q, among others. However, she’s probably still most well known as Ellen DeGeneres’ ex-girlfriend. The couple were together for three years. Allegedly, the relationship ended once DeGeneres discovered that Heche had been sleeping with a man. It is believed that the man was Coleman Laffoon, whom Heche met in 2000. Coleman was working as a cameraman on one of DeGeneres’ comedy tours. Laffoon and Heche were married from 2001 to 2009, and have one child. Laffoon filed for divorce in 2007, and the divorce and custody battle lasted for two years. It was reported that 2007 was also the year Anne Heche left her husband for James Tupper, her Men In Trees co-star, whom she also has a son with.
3. Drew Barrymore
The bubbly veteran actress has been married to Will Kopelman since 2012, and the couple have two daughters. In the past, Drew was in a relationship with Jane Pratt, the editor of Jane magazine. Barrymore admits that her youth and young adulthood was quite turbulent, which may have contributed to the fact that she had lots of relationships before she and Kopelman settled down. For instance, she was also married to troubled funnyman Tom Green for a brief stint. Drew Barrymore made her acting debut as a little girl when she starred in ET, but she also appears in a number of romantic movies as the female lead, including The Wedding Singer and Blended. She is often paired with Adam Sandler, and stated that he’s the best movie love she could have.
2. Lindsay Lohan
Lohan was a successful actress in her adolescent and teen years, starring in movies like The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday. In recent years, she’s gotten into considerable trouble with the law and took quite a while to complete her community service obligations. She’s had chances to work in Hollywood again, but reportedly didn’t show up to set on time and had a hard time learning her lines. More recently, she’s stated that she’s committed to getting her act together. In 2008 and 2009, Lindsay Lohan was in a romantic relationship with lesbian DJ Samantha Ronson. Lohan stated that she knows she is straight, and has made out with girls before because she was looking for something different. Maybe that’s why Lohan and Ronson’s relationship was so turbulent.
1. Angelina Jolie
The sultry bombshell is known for her unconventional take on life. She’s been in a relationship with fellow actor Brad Pitt since 2005. The two are now married and have six children together. Before her relationship with Pitt, she was married to actor Billy Bob Thorton, and there were even rumors that she had some type of strange, semi-romantic relationship with her brother. Angelina Jolie also dated actress Jenny Shimizu. She even stated that if she hadn’t married Brad Pitt, Jenny would have been her wife. Jolie wasn’t shy about sharing the fact that she fell in love with Shimizu as soon as she saw her.