12 Celebs Who Married Men They Thought Were Straight

We’ve all heard about people getting married and then claiming that they discovered that they really didn’t know their mate at all. Sure, marriage can be filled with surprises. You’re entering into a new phase of life with another person. You’re pretty much merging your existence with theirs, and if you didn’t live together or spend every day together before marriage, the changes are definitely going to take some getting used to.

However, there are a few things that you should probably know about your spouse before you walk down the aisle. For instance, you should be clear about your spouse’s sexual preferences before you say “I do.” It’s important to be aware of little things, too, like your mate’s favorite color or restaurant. You should even have an idea of your spouse’s home decorating style. But if you don’t know all the details in these areas, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Your spouse’s sexuality, on the other hand, is definitely an issue that should be discussed in detail long before you decide to pledge your lives to each other.

Getting divorced comes with its own set of stressors, and calling it quits because your partner is gay is definitely the type of stuff gossip magazines and blogs go for. At least celebrities who have gone through this can take comfort in the fact that the divorce isn’t completely their fault. Here are 12 celebs who thought they were marrying straight men.

12 Carrie Fisher

11 Angela Lansbury

10 Judy Garland

9 Danielle Fishel

8 Liza Minnelli

7 Carol Channing

6 Berry Berenson

5 Rebecca de Alba

4 Star Jones

3 Margaret Whiting

2 Terry McMillan

1 Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher is the actress with the unique voice, and an even more unusual story. She was married to Peter Marc Jacobson, who was the creator of The Nanny, the show that made Drescher a star. The two were married from 1978 to 1999, which means that they were husband and wife while The Nanny was on the air. Jacobson officially came out as a gay man after he and Fran ended their marriage. But of course, near the end of the relationship, Drescher started to see that Jacobson wasn’t exactly the man she married. The former couple went on to create the TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced, which chronicled many of their real-life experiences. They are still great friends, which is quite a feat in Hollywood these days.


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