Top 20 Famous Gay Men Who Married Women

Coming out is hard on any celeb, especially several years ago. While it is becoming more accepted today, it has been so hard in the past that many celebs chose to marry the opposite sex as a cover. Take a look at some of the celebs who married the opposite sex in order to hide their sexuality — some were even trying to hide it from themselves.


1. Elton John

It may be hard to imagine now, but Elton John was not always so upfront with his sexuality. In 1984, Elton John married Renate Blauel, a German sound engineer. It was not a successful cover-up because the media reported on the marriage as a sham to try and hide Elton’s sexuality. In 1988, Elton John finally came out as gay to Rolling Stone magazine. He now lives with his husband David Furnish, and they are raising two sons.

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