Scandals There Are Rumors These Celebs Are Gay  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
175.7k votes 12.7k voters 437k views 51 items

When it comes to celebrities, people love to gossip about their sexuality. Since famous people live so much of their lives in the public, perhaps their fans assume their sexual orientations should be out in the open, too. Whatever the reason for celebrity gay rumors, not all of them are true. On this list are some of the biggest suspected homosexual actors, at least according to tabloids and Internet chatter. Take a look through this collection of faces from film and television and see which actors you love are rumored to be gay.

Of course, when it comes to whether or not someone is gay, the truth is that it doesn't matter. But when you’re the face of a multi-million dollar film, the last thing you want is for your personal life to distract from your work. There’s a massive debate to be had about whether or not closeted gay actors should come out of the closet. One side says they should, in order to give a voice to everyone struggling to live as their own true selves. But the other says it’s not really anyone’s business what someone does in the privacy of their own home.

Regardless of your opinions on stars' private lives, speculating about whether an actor is gay or not is older than Hollywood itself. Take a look through this list of actors rumored to be gay – you might be surprised at who you find.

John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list There Are Rumors These Celebs Are Gay
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/GNU Free Documentation License
1 6,350 VOTES

Rumors about John Travolta's sexuality have followed him for years, but he only started responding to them recently

Age: 64

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Also Ranked

#72 on The Best Living American Actors

#65 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#93 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#22 on Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks

More John Travolta

The Best John Travolta Movies The Bitter Feud Between Scientology Alpha Males Tom Cruise And John Travolta
5,057 1,293
Do you believe it?
Chace Crawford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list There Are Rumors These Celebs Are Gay
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/GNU Free Documentation License
2 7,510 VOTES

When a New York Observer article on closeted Hollywood stars was released in 2012, some readers thought the author of the article directed at least a few paragraphs at Chace Crawford

Age: 32

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, USA

Also Ranked

#23 on The Hottest Men Of 2018, Ranked

More Chace Crawford

The Best Chace Crawford Movies
5,519 1,991
Do you believe it?
Ed Westwick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list There Are Rumors These Celebs Are Gay
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY
3 6,191 VOTES

Most of the rumors about Ed Westwick's sexuality seem to come from this photo of the actor holding hands with his handsome bro.

Age: 30

Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#34 on Who Is The Most Charming Man Alive?

#28 on Actors Who Could Play Han Solo

More Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick Tattoos The Best Ed Westwick Movies
4,560 1,631
Do you believe it?
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list There Are Rumors These Celebs Are Gay
Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock
4 4,909 VOTES

Rumors about Tyler Perry's sexuality have been bouncing around the Internet since the first Madea film was released. Some sites have even dug into the life of his supposed ex-lover, whom they allege Perry refers to as his "ex-employee."

Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Also Ranked

#92 on The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

#22 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked

More Tyler Perry

The Best Movies Directed by Tyler Perry The Best Movies Produced by Tyler Perry
3,463 1,446
Do you believe it?