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Famous Heterosexuals

Who Are Definitely Not Gay

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1977 Ed Koch: "No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What's cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don't want to do that."
Aug 1977 Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a candid interview to Oui magazine. "Men shouldn't feel like fags just because they want to have nice-looking bodies. Gay people are fighting the same kind of stereotyping that bodybuilders are: People have certain misconceptions about them just as they do about us. Well, I have absolutely no hang-ups about the fag business."
Aug 1978 In order to counter charges made by opponent George Miskovsky, Oklahoma governor and U.S. Senate candidate David L. Boren swears an oath on a white Bible that he is neither homosexual nor bisexual.
19 Feb 1981 In a Rolling Stone interview, Prince explains how he rebuffs his amorous gay fans. He tells them: "I'm not about that; we can be friends, but that's as far as it goes."
23 Apr 1982 Benny Hill tells an American reporter: "I am not gay."
27 May 1987 During a joint appearance on Nightline, Tammy Faye Bakker declares: "I've been married to this man for 26 years, and I can tell you one thing: he's not homosexual, or is he bisexual. He's a wonderful, loving husband."
1991 Mel Gibson tells Spain's El Pais newspaper: "Who might think that with this demeanor, I could be gay? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?"
1 Aug 1993 Jerry Seinfeld declares in his autobiography Sein Language: "I am not gay, I am however, thin, single, and neat."
6 May 1994 Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford spend $30,000 on a full-page ad in the London Times. "We are heterosexual and monogamous and take our commitment to each other very seriously. Reports of a divorce are totally false. We remain very married. We both look forward to having a family. Marriage is hard enough without all these negative speculations." The couple separates six months later.
30 Mar 1995 Hollywood publicist Robert Garlock declares: "The rumor was printed in a French magazine that Keanu had married David Geffen and the story has taken on a life of its own. It's not true. Keanu has never met David Geffen, and Keanu is not gay."
22 Dec 1995 Whitney Houston tells Entertainment Weekly: "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God... I am not a lesbian. I wish they'd stop saying it. I have a daughter, for God's sake. What do they mean by this? They write this shit and one day I'm gonna have to talk to my daugher... Please. I'm so pissed off right now. Excuse me."
1996 Cliff Richard tells the Daily Mail: "I'm aware of the rumours, but I am not gay."
11 Apr 1996 USA Today reports the discomfort of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actress Terry Farrell, who had to kiss a woman in the episode Rejoined: "As an actress it was not easy. I'm not attracted to women sexually."
Nov 1996 Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York assures Diane Sawyer that her ex-husband Prince Andrew is 100% straight: "There is absolutely no chance he can be gay. A lot of people believe that's true -- and it is categorically not true."
2 May 1997 Eddie Murphy tells Entertainment Tonight: "I love my wife and I'm not gay. I'm married with three children. I'm not going to be out there screwing hookers off the street or anything like that. I'm just being a nice guy... I was being a good Samaritan. It's not the first hooker I've helped out. I've seen hookers on corners... and I'll pull over... and they'll go, 'Oh you're Eddie Murphy, oh my God,' and I'll empty my wallet out to help."
4 Jun 1997 Oprah Winfrey declares: "I am not in the closet. I am not coming out of the closet. I am not gay."
Dec 1998 During an online chat, comic actor Dave Foley is asked whether he might try Broadway. Foley responds: "I have only ever considered it when people have asked me if I've considered it. And it usually goes out of my head pretty quickly. For one thing, I can't sing. And another thing is I'm not gay."
22 Apr 1999 In Los Angeles Superior Court, lawyers for Tom Cruise file a libel suit against the Star over an article which claimed Cruise required an acting coach for the love scenes between him and wife Nicole Kidman in the film Eyes Wide Shut. The suit is settled in October.
1 May 1999 During Fedcon 7 in Bonn, Germany, Star Trek: Voyager actress Jeri Ryan is asked by some Trekkie whether Seven-of-Nine might someday become romantically involved with Captain Janeway: "I think it's fine. I have a lot of homosexual friends. It's not an issue that bothers me or whatever. I'm not homosexual but I have no problem with people who are."
Sep 1999 During an interview with Playboy magazine, Kevin Spacey is asked about the rumor that he's gay. Spacey replies: "It's not true. It's a lie."
2000 In an interview promoting her autobiography, actress Camryn Manheim declares: "I lived in Santa Cruz, which has a large population of lesbians, and they tried to recruit me for the longest time and, of course, I gave it the good ol' college try... In fact, I had a pretty lovely relationship with a woman in New York for an extended period of time. You know, I love women. And I love lesbians. I say in my book and I mean it: I really wanted to be a lesbian. I tried to be a lesbian. I would have made a great fucking lesbian. But, no, I had to be a heterosexual, which is no fucking picnic."
Apr/May 2000 Adam Sandler: "You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not."
May 2000 Whitney Houston tells Out magazine: "I'm not a lesbian, darling. I'm not. I am me. I'm a mother, thank you. I love to hear my child call me mommy. That's what I am, not lesbian, not gay. I don't want to hear that. It's over."
19 May 2000 During The Frank Ski Morning Show on V103-FM in Atlanta, Sisqo declares: "I'm from the hood and I know what some people are thinking. I'm not gay. No one has to worry about that."
Jul 2000 During an interview with the London Daily Telegraph magazine, heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis declares: "I am definitely, definitely not gay and never have been. I love women."
16 Jul 2000 In an interview with Newsday, SNL cast member Cheri Oteri shares: "I was going to a spa with a girlfriend, and my grandma asked, 'Is she your companion? I'd like to meet your companion.' I was like, 'Oh, grandma, I'm not gay!' She says, 'Oh, baby, I pray for you to find a nice man.'"
18 Aug 2000 Kenneth Branagh declares: "As it happens, I'm not gay. But I'll certainly let everybody know if and when I discover that I am."
Nov 2000 3rd Rock from the Sun star Kristen Johnson tells the National Enquirer: "I am not married. I am not gay."
2 May 2001 In Los Angeles Superior Court, lawyers for Tom Cruise file a $100 million libel suit against gay porn star Chad Slater (aka Kyle Bradford), over an interview allegedly given to Actustar magazine. According to the suit, Slater "concocted and spread the completely false story that he had a continuing homosexual affair with Tom Cruise and that this affair was discovered by Mr. Cruise's wife, leading to their divorce."
28 Jun 2001 Asked whether it bothers him when the media reports he's gay, Matt Drudge tells the Miami New Times: "No, because I'm not." In the same interview, Drudge declares: "I go to bars. I go to straight bars, I go to gay bars. [Author Jeannette Walls] never said there was sex; she said there was dating. She never had enough to go that far."
6 Aug 2001 Actress-comedienne Janeane Garofalo tells Us Weekly: "I think a lot of lesbians out there think that I'm not being honest with myself. But it's not true. I would have absolutely no problem saying I'm gay. I just don't happen to be gay."
21 May 2002 New York Mets star Mike Piazza declares: "I'm not gay. I'm heterosexual... I can't convince people what to think. I can only say what I know and what the truth is and that's I'm heterosexual and I date women. That's it. End of story."
9 Apr 2003 In an interview with Steppin' Out magazine, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest answers allegations: "I'm trying to think of the best way to describe the feeling I get when I hear that particular rumor. I am a certain way. I am relatively clean cut and I do like to shop for clothes. If I had to break it down stereotypically, that would be a gay male habit. Well for me it's not. It's a straight male habit."
May 2003 Regarding friend Ann Cusack, actress Camryn Manheim declares: "The only problem with Annie and I being lovers -- because, trust me, that would be fabulous -- is that I am not gay and neither is she. I may have said, 'This is my girlfriend,' but can we not say we have been girlfriends now? She's been my best friend for years."
26 Oct 2003 After breaking up with lover Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears tells Newsweek: "There was a time when I was like, 'OK, I'm over men. They're mean.' For like six months, not a single thing happened. Not like they weren't drawn to me, but there wasn't a single real attraction. I'm like, 'What's happening? I know I'm not a lesbian.'"
Nov 2003 During an interview with BBC television host Louis Theroux, Michael Jackson's personal magician Majestik declares: "Michael's not gay. You have to be gay to have a boyfriend and I'm telling you, Michael is not gay."
4 Nov 2003 At the British Independent Film Awards, Orlando Bloom declares: "I'm not gay. I've got a girlfriend."
10 Nov 2003 In an interview with People magazine, Dolly Parton denies rumors of lesbianism with personal assistant Judy Ogle: "Judy and I have been best friends since third grade. We just clicked, and we've been inseparable. But we're not gay. We're not lovers. Never have been. I love men."
2 Dec 2003 Alicia Keys tells Access Hollywood: "I absolutely am not [gay] and I think what happens is any person that grazes any TV set, is gay. I don't know what it is, it's like you have to be gay to be on a TV show."
9 Dec 2003 During a press conference at the Spearmint Rhino strip club in Melbourne, British pop star Robbie Williams declares: "I will do anything to prove I am not gay."
27 Jan 2004 After apologizing for his appearance in a gay porno film three years prior, Cleveland Indians minor league pitcher Kazuhito Tadano declares: "I'm not gay. I'd like to clear that fact up right now."
28 Jan 2004 After divorcing teammate wife Camilla Andersen and becoming pregnant with her new boyfriend, Norwegian handball star Mia Hundvin declares: "I have been sure all the time; I'm not lesbian."
3 Feb 2004 Actress Carrie Fisher tells The Advocate: "I have made out with a woman. Once. No, more than once. [...] I heard the rumor about me, and I thought maybe there could be something to that. It was fine, but I am not gay. I wish I was. It would be so much easier."
16 Apr 2004 HIV-positive pornstar Darren James is described by friend and fellow adult actor Mark Anthony: "I want to go on the record saying Darren is a good guy. He doesn't drink. He doesn't do any drugs. He's not gay and he doesn't do anything with transsexuals."
8 Oct 2004 Friends costar Matt LeBlanc tells the National Enquirer: "I have never asked to be set up with gay hustlers. [...] It's absolutely not true. I am not bisexual. I am not gay. I have never had sex with men. Setting the record straight is not only important because of me and my life, but also because of my family."
17 Jan 2005 When asked by a shock jock on WQYK-FM whether he is "a homo," Florida state attorney general Charlie Crist declares: "No, man. No. I love women. I mean, they're wonderful."
6 Dec 2005 U.K. pop star Robbie Williams accepts an undisclosed sum to settle a libel claim against The People newspaper over claims he was a "secret homosexual."
May 2006 In an interview with Dot magazine, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro declares: "I've come to realize through my experimentation over the years that I'm not gay, nor am I bisexual."
2 May 2006 The New York Daily News reports a quote from Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman: "I'm not gay. But those stories did a number on my dating life for six months."
20 Aug 2006 In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Whoopi Goldberg asserts: "No, I am not a lesbian. I describe myself as heterosexual. I think it is hard to have good relationships with anyone."


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