Celebrities try their best to lead a private life but every now and again it seems to backfire; with cameras pointed at their faces every moment of the day, it can be hard to keep the more intimate details a secret. Although it’s certainly no easy, some celebs have still managed to keep their love life under wraps and away from the public eye: some are trying to hide their relationships with other celebrities, while others don’t want the the truth of their sexuality to be shared.
It can be quite the shock after years of thinking a celebrity is straight to discover that they have actually been in relationships with the same sex during their entire career. After a certain amount of time (perhaps from the frustration of hiding), celebrities can eventually feel comfortable in revealing their real sexual preferences. Do you have the ability to see through the truth of their charade? We’ve lined up 10 popular celebs that were revealed to have secret same-sex lives: can you guess who they are? You may guess a few, but many will shock you after having not realizing it this whole time: let us know in the comments how many you guessed correctly!
This English singer and songwriter is currently touring around the world performing an album he debuted last year; his career took off in 2012 and has been booming ever since, which led him to win four Grammies only two years later. This musical artist was the son of a broker, and an alumnus of the Youth Music Theatre in the UK. This performer was tutored by Joanna Eden, and when he lived back in Bishop’s Stortford he attended St. Mary’s Catholic school and served on the school’s choir.
This artist is still young (23 years old) and has some rather famous relatives: he is third cousins with Lily and Alfie Allen (the pop singer and Game of Thrones actor). This artist continues to struggle with OCD daily, and has taken to the net to discuss the great lengths he must go through before leaving the house. Prior to getting into music this artist worked as a bar scrubbing toilets and his favorite T.V. show of all time is “Modern Family.” Can you guess who it is on this Lonely Hour?
#5 It’s.. Sam Smith!
Smith rose to prominence back in late 2012 when he was featured on the song “Latch” by Disclosure. Smith quickly broke off to his own success with his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” that produced hits such as “Stay With Me,” which landed him his Grammy Awards.
Smith was believed to be straight for the first two years of his career until an interview back in May of 2014 where he revealed that he was actually homosexual. Smith also admitted that he had been in a relationship with the model and actor Jonathan Zeizel, who he revealed was actually the subject of his entire Grammy winning album! During a speech that no one saw coming he thanked Zeizel for breaking his heart, as it allowed him to become successful and win the awards that he had. Despite how recent the news is for us Sam says that he actually “came out” when he was four years old, and that his family has been wonderfully supportive and dependable in helping him to keep his current lifestyle a secret until now.
Can You Guess Who We Have at #4?
This American actor originally hails from Pittsburgh but spent the majority of his life in Green Tree, Pennsylvania. He starred in several television series but didn’t become famous until his appearance on the show Heroes; despite his powers on the show he has been quoted as saying if he could have any superpower it would be invisibility.As a child he won the award for “Best Supporting Actor” in his high school musicals at Central catholic High School.
His father was a barber and his mother was a tax attorney who later worked at the Magistrate’s office. His father died when he was seven and so he and his brother Joe were primarily raised by their mother. His favorite word is “brouhaha,” is a fairly big dog person, and has said that he thinks he could win in a fight against a duck the size of a horse. After finding so much success in his acting career he has so far had no problem living “long and prosper,” can you guess who this actor is?
Zachary Quinto is 37 years old now, and has said that he knew he was gay at the age of 9.For years it was assumed that Quinto was straight, but he surprised everyone by coming out in October of 2011; his sexuality was announced after the teenaged Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide as a result of being bullied for being gay.
Many stars had powerful reactions to Jamey’s death, and a lot of momentum was added to the “It Gets Better” campaign, which shows young people that once they get past the unforgiving schoolhouse environment that life becomes much more pleasant for those with differing lifestyles.
Quinto felt that he had an obligation as a star to be proud of who he was and to show to young and potentially impressionable fans that it is possible to live a successful life as a gay person and not to be ashamed of one’s nature. Since Quinto’s announcement he has been a steady activist for LGBT groups, dated the actor Jonathan Groff for two years, and is currently dating the artist Miles McMillan (who he is currently moving in with).
#3 It’s.. Amber Heard!
Despite the fact that she is married to the mega star Johnny Depp, Heard has said that she is absolutely bisexual, and she has the relationship record to prove it: Heard dated Tasya van Ree for four years before moving onto Depp.
Heard told Elle Magazine back in 2013 that she, “Didn’t want to look like I was hiding anything. I’m not, and wasn’t ever, ashamed.” and is currently an active LGBT activist.
Heard originally came out in 2010 at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event, but made sure to specify that she doesn’t like to be labeled or to label herself; she considers herself as a “free” person who wants to pursue what she wants as it appeals to her. Amber claimed that her decision to come out was influenced by a profound question she asked herself, which was whether she was contributing to the lack of gay rights by not being more active with her career’s media opportunities, and she ultimately decided that she would begin using her star power to bring awareness to the largest civil issue of our generation.
#2 It’s.. Bob Harper!
Harper has been on “The Biggest Loser” for more than a decade now, but nobody knew that he was gay until the fifteenth season when he shocked his co-stars by coming clean on the show; a contestant was having problems with admitting their sexuality to their parents, and that’s when Harper admitted to him that he could relate as a result of having to go through the same issues.
Bob Harper’s reveal was given a substantial amount of media coverage, and he used that opportunity to reference the show as a prime example of the narrow-mindedness that can come from those who are judgmental.
Harper originally came out to his parents at the age of 17, and he knew at the time that there would be several obstacles that would present themselves to him, but he reached the conclusion that being gay doesn’t mean being weak, and he felt he had to pass that on the viewers at home. “It’s just who you are,” Harper was greeted with an outpour of support for him on Twitter, although a fair share of Biggest Loser viewers said they were forever done with the show: a decision that Harper says further cemented that he did the right thing.
#1 It’s.. Jim Parsons!
Although “The Big Bang Theory” had been on the air for more than five years at the time, hardcore fans were still surprised to learn that Parsons was gay: in a New York Times article in 2012 he said that he had been in a relationship with Todd Spiewak for more than 10 years; Parsons doesn’t talk too much about it, so it still continues to surprise people today when they learn about it.Parsons has described his relationship with Spiewak as “an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out – a regular life, boring love.” During a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Parsons was pressed on whether he and Todd would be tying the knot anytime soon, but he said that the whole situation is a very complex and that the two were undecided; when Ellen pressed the issue again later in the show, he quipped that she sounded like his mother!