Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale

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.