This list contains information about celebrities who are commonly thought of as "straight" who have had same-sex relationships, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several actors, musicians, and athletes have had same-sex relationships—some identify as straight, some identify as bi, and others choose not to label their sexuality. Some of these celebrities are proud of their same-sex love stories, while others were exposed by the media. One famous actress dated another woman for over a year. This list includes celebrities who had established same-sex relationships, rather than just same-sex encounters. So, Eddie Murphy isn't on the list below, but is listed here.
Who is the most famous celebrity who has had a same-sex relationship? Angelina Jolie tops this list. Jolie has been in a relationship with Brad Pitt since 2005. The couple has six children together, but Jolie previously had a relationship with actress Jenny Shimizu and said, "I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her."
Lindsay Lohan has dated high profile men like Wilmer Valderrama, but she also had a relationship with Samantha Ronson from 2008-2009. Lohan says, "I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. ... I think I was looking for something different." Other celebs who had a lesbian experience or a same-sex partner include Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
This list is just one testament to the fluidity of sexuality, and maybe a reminder that we should let others label their own sexuality as they see fit.
After very public relationships with men (like her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson and her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders) and rumored romances with women, Kristen Stewart finally confirmed that she was dating a lady in 2016. In an interview with Elle UK, Stewart said, "Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend [producer Alicia Cargile]. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"
Stewart, who was usually fairly reserved about her straight relationships, explained that she felt it was important to open up about her bisexuality: "I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it,' so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier."
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Credits: Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2
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While promoting her new film, Carol, about two women who fall in love with each other, Cate Blanchett revealed that the movie was not her first foray into same-sex relationships. When asked whether she had had actual same-sex relationships in the past, the actress said, “Yes. Many times,” but that she'd never really thought about labeling her sexuality or calling herself gay.
Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Angelina Jolie has been in a relationship with Brad Pitt since 2005. The couple has six children together. Jolie previously had a relationship with actress Jenny Shimizu. Jolie said, "I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her."
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more
Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt
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Amber Heard may have been engaged to Johnny Depp, but she had a relationship with the female photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008-2011. She says, "I love who I love; it's the person that matters."
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Zombieland, The Danish Girl, Drive Angry, Never Back Down
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Drew Barrymore married to art consultant Will Kopelman in 2012. The couple has two daughters together. Barrymore previously was in a relationship with Jane editor Jane Pratt.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter Author, + more
Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew
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Anne Heche has been dating James Tupper since 2007, and the couple has one child together. Heche previously dated Ellen DeGeneres from 1997-2000.
Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting
Credits: Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, ix Days Seven Nights, Volcano
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Lindsay Lohan has dated high profile men like Wilmer Valderrama and Colin Farrell, but she also had a relationship with Samantha Ronson from 2008-2009. Lohan says, "I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. ... I think I was looking for something different."
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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model Designer, + more
Credits: Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday
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Gavin Rossdale married Gwen Stefani in 2002. The couple has three children together. He previously had a relationship with British singer Peter Robinson, AKA Marilyn. Rossdale first denied the relationship, but he later said it was "part of growing up."
Birthplace: Kilburn, London, England, London
Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Actor, + more
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