Five Top Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual

These celebrities are actually household names across the world. From the movie screens to television shows. They are huge. But probably you never knew they were gay or bisexual. They actually came out sometime to announce they are gay or bisexual. Take a look at this list. Depending on which art of the world you are reading this article from, the content might shock you.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has been in the spotlight for quite a number of reasons. While her beauty far exceeds the norm, her life has been one controversy after another. From kissing her brother on the mouth in public, to wearing ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood in a vial around her neck, to her very public break up with Brad Pitt, she’s no stranger to gossip. And incredibly, she doesn’t shy away from who she is, even though she’s not always ready to speak about it. With regards to her sexuality, she shared her reaction with Jane magazine when she was told that readers ‘said she was the most attractive star,’ to which she replied, “They’re right to think that about me because I’m the person most likely to sleep with my female fans. I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that.”

Elton John

There has been no question about whether or not Elton John is gay or not, he had actually said during an interview with Rolling Stone, “There’s nothing wrong with going to bed with somebody of your own sex. I think everybody’s bisexual to a certain degree. I don’t think it’s just me. It’s not a bad thing to be. I think you’re bisexual. I think everybody is.” Of course, he eventually came out a few years later to say that he was really gay.

Lady Gaga

Multi-Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga, has earned our respect in more ways than one. And while she tends to shock her fans with her crazy antics and extraordinary outfits, it may also come as a surprise that before she was engaged to her fiancé Christian Carino, she once said that she took “a few dips in the lady pond.”

Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller hit the jackpot when he starred on the hit TV series, ‘Prison Break.’ His sexual orientation also became quite the topic of conversation when he came out in 2013. He also used this as a platform to discuss ‘his mental issues and self harm stemming from troubles with his sexuality,’ in the hopes of helping others struggling with their own sexual identity.

Anderson Cooper

While it took one of CNN’s leading TV hosts, Anderson Cooper, a few years to publicly admit that he was gay, when he finally did, it was done in an email to the Daily Beast. He wrote, “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud. In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.”


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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