For so many years, coming out in Hollywood meant the end of your career. It could mean the plummeting of movie sales and Nielsen ratings. Times have changed and more and more celebrities are coming out of the closet and living their lives in the open. While it is more acceptable, it is not the norm and many still remain in the closet. Because of that, rumors fly around all the time about the sexuality of certain Hollywood stars. This is a list of celebrities that have battled gay rumors for years, but are they really gay?
Photo: WENNDo I really need to explain this one? Oprah has been dating Stedman Graham for over 20 years now, but yet she is still battling gay rumors. Gayle King is Oprah's best friend and rumors have stated that the two are lesbian lovers, even though Oprah has been with a man for over 20 years and Gayle has been married in the past. Does that mean nothing?
Photo: WENNQueen Latifah always seems to be hanging out with her personal trainer, who happens to be a woman. She doesn't look like she is in that great of shape, so why the close relationship? Pictures have been found of her hugging the trainer on a private boat, but she still denies it. She appeared at a Long Beach Pride Festival this past summer, which got the rumors going big time, but she denied she is gay again. You like women Queen, it's OK...we will still love you!
Photo: WENNJohn Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991, but has been fighting gay rumors since the late 1980s. Those rumors got some big flames earlier this year when every masseuse seemed to come out with allegations that Travolta hit on them, groped them or tried to sleep with them and then offered them money to not say a word. He still denies the gay rumors, but I think it is time to open that closet door John!
Photo: WENNThe former Cosby Show and Disney star tried to clarify the rumors she is gay earlier this year when she went to Twitter and said: "My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm datings to know. I'm not one for a public display of my life." She was supposedly dating a former America's Next Top Model contestant, but that has since ended and Raven remains in the closet!
Photo: WENNIt seems that if you get involved with the Church of Scientology that means you are trying to cover something up? Tom Cruise has been married three times and has children, but despite that he has fought gay rumors for years. In 2003, a gay Adult Video star claimed him and Tom had an affair, but Cruise won that lawsuit for $10 million. He also sued a publisher who claimed to have a videotape of Cruise having gay sex, but that lawsuit was dropped. He seems to be fighting the rumors pretty hardcore, doesn't he?
Photo: WENNWill Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 15 years now, but most of those years have consisted of divorce rumors and rumors of Will being gay. They have two children together, but Will is another one in the Church of Scientology and may be married as a cover? He brought his "bestie" Duane Martin with him on a trip to Monaco, but we all do that right?
Photo: WENNThis one was new to me, but apparently people think that Zoe Saldana is a lesbian? She has had an off-and-on relationship with Bradley Cooper, but the rumors still fly. She responded to those rumors: "People have sometimes told my grandmother, 'Your granddaughter has a bit of lesbianism in her. It's that my sisters and I spent all our time among men. We were very popular with them. Our way of thinking is very masculine." So, she just thinks like a guy then?
Photo: WENNLook at that face: tan, highlights and all done up. Ryan Seacrest has a feminine and been fighting the gay rumors for years. Kathy Griffin always gives him crap for it, but he still denies and happens to be dating hottie Julianne Hough, but is she a cover-up?
Photo: WENNZac Efron is one of those stars that I think people wish and hope he is gay so they have a chance with him! Zac dated Vanessa Hudgens for a few years and he has been rumored to be with both Taylor Swift and Lily Collins, but that stops no one from still hoping he'll come out some day! I don't think it will happen.
Photo: WENNLast year, Kelly Clarkson went on The View and said she has never been in love and never really dated, so that helped everyone cement their rumors that she is gay. Why? Well, she met a guy earlier this year and fell in love and just announced her engagement this past weekend. Still think she is gay?
Photo: WENNMatt Damon made a little film called Good Will Hunting with his friend Ben Affleck. Apparently they were too close of friends and people started to think they were lovers, even though both have gotten married and had kids. I get no gay vibe from Damon, but he never did deny the rumors until a recent Playboy interview: "I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn't want to offend my friends who were gay—as if being gay were some kind of f----ng disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense. The whole thing was just gross." Gotta love Matt!
Photo: WENNThe Fast and The Furious star has been thought to be gay for years, yet he has never denied it. Is he or isn't he? In an interview regarding the gay rumors, he said: "I'm not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence. I'm not gonna do that." Come out already Vin!
Photo: WENNThis one shocked even me. Dolly Parton is gay? She has denied it and compared herself to Oprah because the rumors are coming from a friendship she has had since childhood. Rumors stated Dolly had a sexual relationship with her friend, much like Gayle and Oprah. Dolly has been married to Carl Dean for 46 years and Dolly said: “I’m not gay. If I was gay, I would have come out of the closet just a-flying." Leave Dolly alone people!
Photo: WENNMaybe they cast all the gay people for The Fast and The Furious? Michelle Rodriguez also starred in the movie and starred on the TV show Lost, but along the years she has always battled rumors of being gay. To answer the question on being gay, she said: "I'm not a lesbian. Yeah! Mitchie likes sausage." Well, alright then!