George Clooney Is Not Gay, Says Sister, Just Not The Marrying Kind

Yes that’s quite ridiculous, we don’t even listen when people say things like that anymore. I think he decided that in his life he could have the career or he could have a family. And so when he decided to go full bore into the acting. That was where his focus was going to be.”

George Clooney’s sister, Adelia Zeidler, responding to longtanding rumors that her Oscar-winning brother is the Rock Hudson of his generation, via the New York Daily News.

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  • Boricuaex

    I don’t care what he is, I just want to see more of him!!

  • BJ McFrisky

    I’ve always thought Clooney (as well as DiCaprio) lived the lives of closeted celebrities: Never married, but always dragging along with them an unknown model (the only semifamous woman Clooney briefly dated was Kelli Preston—and her gaydar is obviously on the fritz). No kids. And the old excuse that “I’m just too busy with my career to have a family” only adds fuel to the speculation fire. But alas, his career would tank if he were to come out, especially after deceiving the public for so long, so let’s not hold our breath for that announcement.

  • jmmartin

    It’s the oldest stereotype in the book. I used to hear my parents say it at the dinner table: “Well, you KNOW he never married.” So? The stereotype should have died out with Judy Garland cults and limp-wristed hairdressers. (My apologies to Garland fans, but most young people don’t even know who she was.)

  • Cam

    People used to refer to Liberace as “Not the Marrying Kind”.which either means you went into Drama class or the Seminary. lol

  • Daggerman

    ….well look, celebrates need to protect their image—and if they come out
    to the media as gay, everyone knows or should know how fearful Society is of
    homosexuality. This will either destroy their credibility or in George Clooney’s
    case make his female fans develop immense disappointment and basically go off him.

    As regards to his sister running to his aid, that’s not unusual. People have to make
    things up to defend their status like for instance: he doesn’t like marriage is
    one of them. There are so many men in the closet withing the film business and quite
    a few in other professions.

  • GeriHew

    If George Clooney was the Rock Hudson of his generation then he would have married a woman by now who he thought was a lesbian who turned out to be bisexual woman who expected him to be faithful to only her.

  • Kurt

    @Boricuaex: Completely agree! Although him being gay is such a nice thought.

  • LadyL

    I rather hope he’s not, only because I hate the thought that he’s been lying all this time.
    He has in the past explained his avoidance of affairs with famous women as wanting to discourage the kind of manic hyper-scrutiny endured by the likes of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Which is… plausible. It may be the pendulum syndrome–once upon a time we were all too ready to believe celebrity opposite-sex pairings were as real as reported; now we’ve learned enough to be suspicious of everyone and everything. (OMG–As I’m writing this I’m watching a 1963 episode (“Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man”) of “the Andy Griffith Show” and Barney Fife is combing his hair and preening at a mirror. Tacked on the wall right next to the mirror is a Hollywood glamour portrait of Rock Hudson, with the caption “”What is Rock REALLY Like?” LOL)
    Closet issues are often generational, and it is possible that Clooney is closeted and cannot see himself ever coming out given his age (51 this year).
    I know we want to be sympathetic and all, but somehow I don’t think it helps that so many of us continue to buy into the argument that an actor with romantic/action hero appeal can never come out, that fans will reject him, and his career will tank. Doesn’t that just contribute to all the industry rationalizations that keep performers trapped?
    One day soon a smoulderingly sexy out star is going to capture fan imagination–including women, especially women–fascinated by the dual realities of hetero mass appeal and homo private life. They’ll flock to his (her) movies precisely because that hot celeb is gay not in spite of it. Wait and see.

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