Which Closeted Celebrities Will Come Out In 2013?

As we get ready to say farewell to 2012, it’s clear this is a different era for gay celebrities: This year we saw Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons all come out to little or no controversy.

But who’s going to come out in 2013? We can’t for sure, but we’ve consulted our Magic 8 Ball to hazard some educated guesses.

jamie foxxJamie Foxx

Comic Katt Williams is claiming the Django Unchained star is in a closeted relationship with protege Marques Anthony. It’s not the first time Foxx has face gay rumors, but with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and White House Down both in pre-production, it’s unlikely he’d tamper with his image if he was indeed family.


Queen Latifah

The Queen has long been tagged as a lady lover: She’s been spotted at gay clubs on both coasts and photos of her cavorting with her girlfriend on a yacht surfaced a few years back. Latifah even headlined Long Beach Pride, and she referred to the assembled queers as “my people.” (Of course her publicists quickly said nothing about her sexuality should be inferred by that.)

If she’s a lesbian, Latifah would have several reasons to come out besides just living honestly. She’s got a talk show set to debut in fall 2013, and we all know how America loves its lesbian talk show hosts.


John Travolta

Are there any masseurs that haven’t made allegations of sexual misconduct against Travolta? It’s really nothing new: Over the years there’s been rumors of an affair with porn star Paul Barresi, that photo of Travolta kissing a male friend on a tarmac, and other items floating through the tabloids.

Plus there’s that holiday album he did with Olivia Newton-John. If he wasn’t gay before… 



The That’s So Raven star was linked to America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston in The National Enquirer, but seemed coy about addressing rumors directly.

If she was indeed a lesbian (or bi), sharing it publicly would further help the public see her as an adult, not an adolescent Disney star with psychic powers.


Chace Crawford

Aside from the fact that he spells his name “Chace” (puh-leez), Crawford has allegedly been spotted getting comfortable in the steam room at Equinox and was once linked to N’SYNC’s J.C. Chasez. (An article in The New York Observer kinda sorta outed him.)

With Gossip Girl off the air,  there’s less pressure on Crawford to stay in the closet—if, indeed, he’s in there to begin with.


Kellan LutzKellan Lutz

With the Twilight movies over, Lutz is free to come out without distracting from the highly successful teen-film franchise. There’s actually a smart reason for Lutz to disclose if he’s gay: In the upcoming All You Need is Love, Lutz plays a straight man in a world where 90% of the population is gay.

Imagine the boost the movie would get!


Shepard SmithShepard Smith

Twelve months ago, we never would have thought a Fox News personality would (or could) be openly gay. But Smith has been outspoken in his support for gay marriage and criticized the GOP for being  on the “wrong side of history.”

In the wake of changing public mores, Fox has been trying to rebrand itself as slightly less cuckoo and hate-filled. Having a Log Cabin-type newscaster could help.

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Ellen Page

The Inception star has fielded so many lesbian rumors she could be Jodie Foster. (One blogger photographed her kissing her alleged girlfriend.) But though she’s been supportive of the LGBT community, we kind of feel like if she was going to come out she’d have done it by now.


tim-cook-3Tim Cook

With the death of Steve Jobs, Cook, 51, became the CEO of Apple and one of the most powerful men in the tech world. It’s an open secret Cook is gay, though he’s never made a public comment about it. There’s a good chance we could see Cook in another one of those low-key coming outs: As a mostly behind-the-scenes guy, he doesn’t really have much to close.


charlie cristCharlie Crist

The perma-tanned Florida politician already switched political allegiances to make himself more appealing to the Obama Administration. It’s not that much of a stretch to think he’d finally come out in hopes of being the president’s first openly gay cabinet pick.


Will Smith at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders MeetingWill Smith/Jada Pinkett Smith

Gay rumors have dogged Will Smith since he starred in Fresh Prince, when WeHo homos regularly claiming they’d seen him at the clubs. Ironically speculation increased after he married Jada Pinkett and got involved in Scientology.

With the Pinkett-Smith marriage routinely on the rocks (according to the tabloids, anyway) Smith has a chance to become America’s first out matinee idol. But we’re gonna put this one on the “cold day in hell” list.
jeremy rennerJeremy Renner

Is Hawkeye a friend of Dorothy? That’s what the National Enquirer alleged a few years back, though Renner now says he’s not bugged by gay rumors.

With the Bourne franchise rolling along and another Avengers flick in the works, Renner will probably be spotted with various starlets for some time to come. But as recent arrival to the A List, it’s possible he’ll take a different road than his predecessors.


tom cruiseTom Cruise

Speaking of predecessors, if Tom Cruise is gay—and we’re definitely not asserting he is—his would be the nuclear bomb of celebrity coming-outs. Sharing his truth could help Cruise comes off as more human (a problem he’s always had), but the guy has three ex-wives and kids from two marriages. Like Will Smith, he’s probably dug himself in too deep to come out now.

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  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    If Raven-Symoné came out, that would be awesome. The rest I don’t give a fuck about, especially Jaime Foxx.

  • Tracy

    Charlie Crist? Really?

  • Demented

    You are just a wee bit behind on things. Shep Smith has already said he is gay.

  • ktwbc

    None of the Scientology club will come out (they’ll sick their Thetas on them before that happens). Out of this list, Charlie Crist is the most likely just because he’s the only one who’s seem to have been on this deliberate path over the past several years. (Any of his former supporters would have probably not supported him anyway because of switching parties, so being gay shouldn’t make a difference. It will, however, make him look like an opportunist whose been lying the gay community for years, not endearing him to us.)

    Tim Cook might come out, but it would be an Anderson Cooper non-story, he’s not a celebrity. (Didn’t we already have the jokes when he first became CEO that all new iPhones would now come with Grindr pre-installed?)

    The two most likely would be Queen Latifah could pull it off and not lose her fan base, and Chace who has that Clay Aiken “oh you might as well, everyone knows” thing. Shepard Smith might become FOX’s token gay person. (“See, we like them now, we have one over there!”)

  • wordsmith

    So has Kevin Spacey become passé for these kinds of lists? Or is he more litigious than Cruise? Or did I miss a news flash?

  • Rockery

    Side note: Kellan Lutz is BUTT UGLYwhy do people think he is hot?

    Raven: is youngish, she will need some time

    Travolta: GIRL PLEASE!

    Shepherd: he is closeted by definition but still is a snapping queen on TV so he isn’t really hiding it

    Queen Latifah: it’s time….out with it already

  • Matthew

    I so love how the media get the reader to speculate about a Celatards sexuality. The truth is the entire industry knows who is and you is not. Like Anderson Cooper said he was out-gay. But, the whole stigma that being gay means you must be some sexual deviant or pervert. Really! I am not longer in the “BIZ” so what I tell the reader; does it really matter who is “out”? I does not at all matter one bit to the general public who is and who is not. We live in a sick society where we worship famous ppl like they’re gods. They are NOT. Just ppl like you and I; except they’re fricking rich and famous and you are not.
    Queerty, are you serious? You mentioned the national inquirer! Like the inquirer matters in the world media! It’s hardly a reliable resource. SAD =(

  • Jay

    I thought Shepard Smith *was* out. Same with LaTiFah.

    Tom Cruise hasn’t been relevant to me since that Vampire movie he did in 1994, prior to which I’d seen everything he’d been in, often on opening day. His co-Scien Travolta is almost as interesting to me today.

    If Chace Crawford comes out, then I want him to come over, and then I want him to come, and then I want me to come. A thousand times each. I’ve been in Man Bangs withdrawal since last Monday (or even earlier–ever since they announced GG was over). If there really were such a thing as Intelligent Design, it would be possible for everyone to have a Chace Crawford of their very own.

    Kellan Lutz looks like a gay duck. And I like gay ducks. It’d be perfectly nice if he came out. I think he’s the one who’ll come out next (but I thought Justin Timberlake would come out five years ago, so you can’t go by my opinion). I vote for him, though, Kellan Lutz (whom I have never seen in anything, btw, except still photos).

  • Rockery


    Kevin is already out

  • wordsmith

    @Rockery: Got a source for that, rockery?

  • Rockery


    He openly hits on guys in the club, is photoed with guys in sexual positions, he does not have to come out, just like Carson Cressley, Andre Leon Talley or Christian Siriano etc these people don’t have to come out. They are just “out” and assumed gay

  • Matthew

    @Jay: You are so right… Justin really, yup you missed that one. But I am with you can Kellan and Shep. I thought Shep was out… Queer Latifa huh!

  • Matthew

    @Rockery: who is “he”?

  • LadyL

    In a pig’s eye Spacey is out. I don’t care how many guys he hits on in clubs or is “photographed” with (and which mainstream publications are carrying these photos, btw?) Kevin Spacey will go to his grave insisting to any journalist who dares to bring up the subject that he is… Not Inclined To Discuss His Private Life. Which is not saying he’s straight of course but is definitely avoiding acknowledging his queerness.
    The younger people on this list…maybe, eventually, and probably as quietly and indirectly as possible ala Bomer, Parsons and Cooper.
    I don’t see it ever happening with the others, largely for generational reasons and in the case of Foxx, Latifah, Raven-Simone and the Pinkett-Smiths for racial/cultural reasons also. There has been a growing shift in the African-American mindset about gender and sexuality (and Obama’s embrace of marriage equality and LGBT rights has helped) but the Black Church still exerts a powerful negative influence, so fear still rules the day for Black Queer celebs.

  • LadyL

    @Matthew: The general public totally cares who is and is not gay and if you truly were in “the Biz” you should know that perfectly well.
    Why the general public cares is where it gets complicated: the LGBT members of the public, particularly the very young ones, care for what by now should be pretty obvious reasons. And the straight members of the public care either because they have LGBT family and/or friends they love and support, or because they’re haters looking for a dog to kick and a dumping ground for all their anxieties and self-esteem issues.
    And then there’s plain old-fashioned curiousity about other people’s lives– and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s when honest curiousity is met with lies and dissembling and censure that the troubles starts.

  • Brian

    I doubt that the commercially-minded actors will come out. Maybe the ones who don’t care about their financial prospects but not the ones who want to become very rich. Hollywood was invented to make money from heterosexuality. The whole Hollywood structure is built around creating an artifice of heterosexuality for male actors.

  • Callum

    You failed to mention semi-alcoholic and very hot man Kiefer Sutherland.

  • Joshing

    I don’t know if people would be surprised about Tom Cruise, Chace Crawford and Travolta.
    Basically, it would be an “I told you so” fest if the all came out.

  • Rockery


    Kevin Spacey

  • Rockery


    Umm no one I mean no one thinks Queen Spacey is straight and much like the people I mentioned if he ever came out with a “girlfriend” everyone will be laughing. The only thought with him is G-A-Y. Come on now….

  • Michaelmouse1

    What a peurile discussion. Most American queens come across totally self-obsessed and vaccuous. THIS is news? Get a life.

  • Jay

    @Michaelmouse1: If you’re going to call people names, could you at least spell them correctly? It’s “puerile.” And “vacuous.”

  • Michaelmouse1

    Who made you you queen of the spelling bee?

  • Michael

    I can understand why a young, up-and-comer might stay closeted for a while, because being gay in hollywood still comes with a guaranteed stigma attached to it. People like Neil P Harris and Matt Bomer did things the right way. Cruise, Smith, Crist and the like…I couldn’t give two shits. These men have vehemently denied being gay for years, so they can all stay in the closet where they belong.


    stop saying the public doesn’t care about the sexualities of celebs: the Mail Online’s sidebar of shame, gawker, tmz! the interwebz cares for little else BUT other people’s sex lives whatever the flavour. probably because are own sex lives are so shitty…k just me then. (i guess it’s marginally preferable to the fascination with what the duchess of bitchface may have done to her fucking fringe this week or whether her literal and figurative parasite of a fetus has farted at the right stage in it’s overprivileged development.)

    i saw video of an off-duty raven looking VERY comfortable at a gay crowd burlesque/drag act thingy. she seems like a good sort. if she’s not actual family she’s def got our backs.


    happy xmas y’all from the u.k.
    i love you all and i’m not even drunk lol.

  • LadyL

    @Rockery: I get what you’re saying, but this article is about celebs actually coming out–not who have we always known about. The conversation is very different when someone comes out as opposed to “everybody” just knowing. Even for the celebs we think are dead obvious, you’d be amazed how many folks will insist the “gossip” is not true because the celeb hasn’t said it (thus Spacey’s continuing silence on ths subject).

  • LadyL

    @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: Happy Xmas to you too, PoS aka D!
    One thing puzzles me–if you’re so antagonized by the Royal Family or the idea of royalty, what explains your own royal moniker? Just curious.

  • LadyL

    @Callum: Kiefer Sutherland? Really? Go figure. Maybe that’s why Julia backed out of the Big Hollywood Wedding back in the day.

  • Dawson

    What happen to the rumor of Scott Caan? Didn’t he get into a fight in a gay bar when someone was getting to friendly with his boy friend?

    I think next year someone in the sports world will come out. Tim Tebow, anyone? Or maybe Dick Buttons.


    I beg your Ladyship’s pardon, verily ’tis not privilége and majésty such as thine own that doth offendeth me, nay only it’s usurpation by vile pretenders to mine own patrimony which by divine providence wouldst be restoreth to the snarkness line wherein i shalt exercise kingship most kickassly and sexily for the good of ALL MEN… and occasional wenches, if ye mead is strongeth enough.

    adieu, sweet lady.

    §§§§§§§§§§§§ rest ye and be full merry for sweet baby jesu was borneth this morn. §§§§§§§§§§§§§§

    yes, NOW i’m drunk wo0oho0o0o.


    just to know that the universe is ordered in such a way that their exists an entity called DICK BUTTONS happies me. so fucking much.

  • TJ Parker

    Oh come on … Tim Cook is certainly out. What do you expect, a press release?

  • Avenger

    Hopefully none…

  • Niall

    Ellen Page seems more like a Matthew Bomer. “glass closet” type, I don’t think she’s truly “in”

  • LaKeishaGuitierezArafat

    The only one’s I see coming out are the women. The men are so deep in the closet and Zenu wouldn’t allow it.

  • LaKeishaGuitierezArafat

    Anyone The Beard (Taylor Swift) dates is assumed gay. Jake, Taylor, that One Direction twink, and whoever else.


    Mr, Will Smith can you hurry and come out please! I want to married you.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    #31 Prince of Snarkness, This made me laugh. Thank you.

  • Dinodogstar

    Um, some of those pictured, even if lgbtq whatever, are not people you want to piz off. Tom’s got a good lawyer, and Queen will beat your ass..


    So “comic” and Serial Assaulter/Resident Cray-Cray of late, Katt Williams, is your “Magic 8 Ball” regarding Jamie Foxx? It MUST be 100% true, then! That loon acts like it doesn’t even know what IT is anymore, let alone anyone else… :(

  • LadyL

    @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: Oh, okay. I thought it was something like that. Goodnight, Sweet Prince.

    Innkeeper! More wine!

  • AEH

    I didn’t even know there were gay rumours surrounding Jamie Fox. He doesn’t seem to give off a vibe.

    As for Chace Crawford, I’m not sure how he spells his first name is an indication of homosexuality. And besides, it is his middle name. Anyway, he has said that whenever he’s faced with rumours like these things (whether he’s hooking up at bars or getting involved in gangbangs or cohabitating with Ed Westick), he just laughs. And laughs. And laughs. When someone is so amused by these things and he’s maniacally laughing, it totally means he doesn’t like peen.

    As for the rest, I don’t really care. Although it’d be interesting to find out if Bill Cobsy is a homophobe or not when he’s asked about Raven. But at the same time, I don’t really want to know. It’d forever change my views of him.

  • pscheck2

    what p.o’s me about these closeted celebs (including sports figures) is their coyness when confronted with these rumors. Several are main stay ‘suspects’ and one is quoted as saying: If I can’t find a woman, a guy will do, nicely!’ Others have ‘beards’ fronting for them while having a secret male lover! I follow the BI and BG and it is amusing to read about those celebs who for years proclaimed their str8ness, only to come out on some talk show;or retire from the ‘scene’ and let everyone know they are ‘free’ at last and don’t have to hide their sexuality anymore!My wish is for them to saying nothing or tell the inquisitors to f*ck off or my private life is just that, private! They don’t have to defend themselves or lie about it.

  • Marius

    I heard from a few sites that Will Smith is not only gay, but that he may have molested his own son…has anyone been able to verify this….it’s on too many sites to ignore!!!

  • Dinodogstar

    I don’t get the constant rumor mill implying that Tom Cruise is gay or bi. I know all about that lawsuit, I have heard empty rumors, but I demand proof, really any sort of proof beyond his ardent assertion he isn’t gay..and not some porn star trying to get some media face-time either. What is the basis for the rumors in the first place? (wise advice: Use a pseudonym to avoid any possible libel here.)It IS homophobic though, to fear being perceived as gay or bi, Tom.

  • jack512

    PLEASE let it be that smokin hot Kellan Lutz.

  • Larry

    Justin Timmberlake needs to admit that lance bass was right all those years ago and come out of the closet he in stop pretending to be straight known as closeted but he afraid of how coming out will affect his career cause his solo career took off when he killed the queer boy band look and it’s odd he hate’s lance of all the member of nsync he hates the one who tried to out him yet he keeps dating hot women and now even married to ugly as hell J biel and his marriage is BS anyway he only got married to promote his 20/20 album mila kunis is hott as hell even taylor swift is hott.

  • BlogZilla

    Why do people think Tom Cruise is gay. Is that what pathetic salivating fags have to do to satisfy their lust and arrogance about someone that’s ageless and smart that they can’t have? “Hmm well he must be gay, because no one that ageless and good looking is straight.” Grow up.

  • BlogZilla

    Why isn’t Christina Aguilera on this list? I’ve seen her limousine pull up to the ABBey in West Hollywood on more than one occasion

  • Daggerman

    …the moment I saw Kellan lutz in the Immortals I thought what a fat poof! So am I wrong?

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