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Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale 

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Updated June 14, 2019 490.7k views 12 items

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. 

Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale
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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."

Born: 1990-04-09

Age: 28

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale
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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.

Born: 1969-05-14

Age: 49

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale
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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."

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Born: 1975-06-04

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale
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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."

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Born: 1986-04-22

Age: 32

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

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