While gay rumors have been following some celebrities for years, other stars shocked Hollywood when they came out! From Sam Smith to Bruno Mars, find out who's gay and who's not!
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Neil Patrick Harris played a ladies man on How I Met Your Mother for years, but the actor revealed his off-screen sexuality 2006. "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest," he said. Harris has twins with husband David Burtka.
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Julianne Hough reportedly thought her ex-boyfriend Ryan Seacrest was gay before they started dating! "Because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay?" Seacrest said. "I promise you that I very much love women."
Matt Bomer broke women's hearts everywhere when he came out. The White Collar actor revealed the news while accepting an award at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. "I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry," he said.
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Ansel Elgort sparked gay rumors when he replicated The Fault In Our Stars movie poster with his co-star Nat Wolff. Fans took the cozy photo as a signal that he had come out, but the actor dismissed the gossip! "Just in case it isn't clear… I like girls. A lot," he tweeted.
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Rumors regarding Jim Parsons' sexuality followed The Big Bang Theory actor for years, but he set the record straight when he came out in 2012 in a profile for The New York Times.
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Oprah Winfrey's relationship with her best friend Gayle King sparked relationship rumors. "I'm not even kind of a lesbian," the talk show host told Barbara Walters. "Why would I want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life."
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Raven-Symone usually makes headlines for her controversial comments, but The View co-host was talked-about in 2013 for coming out on Twitter. "I can finally get married, Yay government! So proud of you," she said when gay marriage became legal.
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When CNN iReport posted an article with the headline, "The Famous Pop-Star Bruno Mars Admits To Homosexuality," the singer's team was quick to dismiss the report, saying it was "completely fabricated" and "false."
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Jodie Foster confirmed the rumors that have been following her for years at the 2013 Golden Globes. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age," she said. She married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison in 2014.
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Despite convincingly playing Ferguson's gay husband on Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet is straight. It was even rumored he had a brief fling with Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel.
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Teenage girls everywhere swooned over Lance Bass during his *NSYNC days. The singer came out in 2006. "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said that I was gay, it would overpower everything," he confessed to People of why he kept the secret for so long.
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Todd Chrisley slammed gay rumors to The Wrap when he explained how he is "very content" with his life and is "not gay." But the reality star did explain how he's "proudly flamboyant" and "unabashedly enthusiastic about fashion."
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Sam Smith came out in 2014 when explaining how his album, In The Lonely Hour, is about an ex-boyfriend. "I've never been in a relationship before," he told The FADER. "I've only been in unrequited relationships where people haven't loved me back. In The Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year."
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Jake Gyllenhaal was subject to the rumors after his portrayal of a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain. Gyllenhaal insisted he is straight to Andy Cohen, explaining how the rumors were "a huge compliment," but he prefers "tits and a**."
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Jane Lynch didn't come out to her parents until she was 32. "I was distanced from my parents," she said on Chelsea Lately. "I wrote them a letter pouring my heart out." Lynch's parents took her coming out well, mending their relationship.
James Franco is another actor who was labeled homosexual because of his portrayal of gay characters on the big screen. “There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is gay on Modern Family and in real life. The actor has been married to lawyer Justin Mikita since 2013.
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Although John Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991, many men came forward in 2013 claiming to have had affairs with the actor. From his lawyer denying the claims to his former pilot dropping a lawsuit over their alleged six-year gay affair, Travolta continues to slam the rumors.
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Cynthia Nixon shocked everyone when she came out after playing the sex-crazed Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City. After the NY Daily News reported she was living with a woman in 2004, the actress confirmed the news. "My private life is private," she told the newspaper. "But at the same time I have nothing to hide."
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon faced gay rumors for years because of their famous bromance. But Damon finally set the record straight to Playboy. "I never denied the rumors because I was offended and didn't want to offend my friends who were gay," he said. "As if being gay were some kind of f**king disease." Affleck divorced his wife of 10 years, Jennifer Garner, in June, while Damon has been married to Luciana Barroso since 2005.
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After keeping his sexuality a secret for years, Anderson Cooper came out in an e-mail in 2012. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be," the anchor wrote.