20 Gay Celebrities Who Were Once Married To The Opposite Sex

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Admitting to the whole world that you are anything but straight is as hard as you’d imagine it to be. This may no longer be as much of a big deal now as it was before, but celebrities in the past were keen on covering up their homosexuality before by marrying the opposite sex. Check out these celebrities who used to have opposite-sex spouses, but eventually came out to free themselves.



Peter Marc Jacobson is one committed man after his marriage to a woman, Fran Drescher, lasted for 21 years. He met his then-wife in high school and got married in 1978. He said that he stopped his true self from coming out and from being attracted to men most of his life, turning him into an angry and controlling man. This change eventually broke his marriage, although Peter and Fran are still close friends, so much so that they even set each other up with men.



Alan Cumming has come out as bisexual, not gay. He landed sexually ambiguous roles before, but his eight-year marriage to then-wife Hilary Lyon had kept gay rumors at bay. When they divorced, he finally admitted that he was bisexual. He then had a two-year relationship with another actress, Saffron Burrows, and six-year relationship with Nick Philippou, before getting into his current relationship with graphic artist Grant Shaffer. The two dated for two years before getting into a civil partnership in 2007 and finally marrying each other in New York in 2012.

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