While promoting the launch of her “Happy Hippie Foundation”, that aims to help homeless and LGBT youth, Miley Cyrus explained that not all her relationship have been “straight, heterosexual”, but stopped at that.
Plenty of celebrities who are bisexual reject the label and prefer to be more coy about it, while other have always championed bisexuality. Check out a few of the biggest celebrities from both sides of the fence.
The rapper has always been upfront about her sexual preference, telling Rolling Stone magazine that she feels a special affection for her gay fans:
“I mean, I’m bisexual, so it makes sense. But I don’t want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, ‘Oh wow, my friend is gay, too,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, so?’”
Probably the biggest A-lister among celebrities who are bisexual, Angelina Jolie has commented on the issue plenty of times. “If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it’s okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!” she told Barbra Walters. Her most high profile relationship with a woman was in the ‘90s, with model and actress Jenny Shimizu.
After writing an open letter in which he explained that his first true love featured unrequited feelings for another man, Frank Ocean has rejected the bisexual label. “I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and shit,” the singer told GQ.
One of the most outspoken celebrities who are bisexual, Megan Fox hasn’t had any public relationships with women, but she did explain that she wouldn’t date another bisexual woman. “I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual,” Fox told Esquire.
Johnny Depp’s wife has also spoken out about being bisexual and has been a vocal activist for LGBT rights. “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I don’t feel like I’m wrong. I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born,” she told AfterEllen.com.
She’s been married three times, to Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green and Will Kopelman, but Drew Barrymore is also one of the celebrities who are bisexual. “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual… I love a woman’s body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful,” Barrymore told Contact magazine.
The Academy Award winner is married to her “True Blood” co-star Stephen Moyer, but she came out before tying the knot. “My sexuality is not made up, for a bisexual, it’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor to who they’re attracted to,” Paquin told Us Weekly.
“The Black Eyed Peas” singer came out as one of the celebrities who are bisexual in 2009, and was surprised that nobody really noticed and her sexuality became big news again four years later. “The funny thing is that I was very open and honest about that from the very beginning, and everyone was acting like it was some new trend,” the told The Advocate.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star hasn’t confirmed or denied if she’s ever been with another woman, but it’s definitely something she doesn’t rule out. “If I wake up and I want to be with a woman, I’ll do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision,” she explained.
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The “Green Day” frontman was one of the few celebrities who are bisexual to come out in the ‘90s, telling The Advocate that “I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of ‘Oh, I can’t.’“