9 Celebrities Who Learned From Their Own Experience That Love Has No Gender
As Woody Allen once noted, “Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” Being open to both opposite- and same-gender relationships not only increases your chances to find a date, but also gives you the freedom to not focus on gender but on the personality of a person.
1. Angelina Jolie
In 1995, Angelina Jolie unexpectedly began dating her Foxfire costar, Jenny Shimizu. “It had never crossed my mind that I was going to one day experiment with or kiss a woman, it was never something I was looking for. I just happened to fall for a girl,” said the actress. Afterward, Jolie shortly tied the knot with Jonny Lee Miller. In 2000, she married again, this time to Billy Bob Thornton.
2. Cynthia Nixon
The star of Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, was previously in a long-term relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes, and they have 2 children together. However, Cynthia never dated women until she fell in love with Christine Marinoni.
Regarding her change in her lovers’ preference, she said: “I don’t really feel I’ve changed. I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.” Now both women are happily married.
3. Miley Cyrus
Singer Miley Cyrus is known for talking openly about gender-related topics, identity, and love. Although she had a long-term relationship with Liam Hemsworth, with whom she was married, she doesn’t identify herself as straight.
As Miley noted: “People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level.” After her split with Liam, the singer dated blogger Kaitlynn Carter (on the right), however, they broke up later.
4. Shailene Woodley
Throughout her life, actress Shailene Woodley, to our knowledge, dated primarily men, but she was once spotted with Isidora Goreshter with whom she might have had a romantic relationship. However, later it turned out that they were just best friends.
But still, the actress doesn’t exclude the possibility of loving women, as Shailene says: “I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are.” Now, the actress is engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
5. Sarah Paulson
Actress Sarah Paulson is known for her long-running relationship with Holland Virginia Taylor, who is 32 years older than Sarah. However, up until a certain point in her life, the actress only dated males and was even engaged to Tracy Letts (on the left).
But despite her current love preference, Sarah doesn’t want to label herself for fear of being “skewered” if she changes her dating habits: “If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that’s going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don’t want to feel that.”
6. Lindsay Lohan
Actress and singer Lindsay Lohan is known for her relationships with men and women. For some time, she dated a female DJ, Samantha Ronson (on the left).
However, despite this experience, Lindsay identifies herself as straight: “I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. But I think I needed to experience that, and I think I was looking for something different.” Now, the actress is married to Bader Shammas (on the right).
7. Demi Lovato
Singer Demi Lovato was known for dating men. The star even announced her engagement to Max Ehrich in 2020, but soon afterward the couple called it off. However, in reality, Demi admits that she may have a romantic attraction to people of all gender identities. At some point in time, the singer allegedly dated a female DJ Lauren Abedini (in the photo above), but for now remains single.
8. Cara Delevingne
The iconic model and actress Cara Delevingne is a vivid example that love has no gender. Her dating list thus far has included both men and women, including Harry Styles, Jake Bugg (in the photo on the left), and Ashley Benson (in the photo on the right). Talking about her preferences, the model says that she eschews labels and her love is person-specific.
9. Ricky Martin
Famous singer Ricky Martin had been dating female TV host Rebecca de Alba for 14 years. The couple even had plans to get married and have children. However, this plan stopped short. The man any woman would’ve wanted to marry made his coming out in 2010.
Later, Ricky commented that he is attracted to both men and women, but when it comes to romantic relationships, he chooses to be with a man. Now the singer is happily married to Jwan Yosef and the couple is raising 3 children together.
Do you think that people can like both men and women equally?