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The media prying into your private life comes with the territory of being a huge celebrity. From dating Robert Pattison during her Twilight days, to holding hands with ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile at Cannes, Kristen Stewart’s sexuality has always been in question.
She recently opened up to Variety about reinventing her career after the massive success of the Twilight franchise and her sexual identity. At the moment, Stewart prefers not to label herself because no title seems appropriate to her.
“I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, ‘F—k, how do I define that?'” she told Variety. “Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about. If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”
Kristen Stewart is not the only star who prefers to keep her sexuality undisclosed. Here are other well-known celebrities who have decided to remain undefined.
Franco has never been shy about dismissing the image of the hyper-masculine male. He’s dressed in drag for a Terry Richardson shoot in 2010 and on multiple occasions, has kissed Seth Rogan. In an interview with Vulture earlier this year, James Franco says there is too much focus on his sexuality:
“The first question is why do they care? Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with. But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay c–k tease. It’s where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I’m a little gay, and there’s a gay James.”
In an infamous 2014 Oprah interview, Raven-Symone said she knows who she is and labels can’t define her. At the time, she was in a relationship with a women, but didn’t believe she needed a title for herself: “I don’t want to be labelled gay,” she said. “I want to be labelled a human who loves humans.”
Tom Hardy’s sexuality has been in question since he posed for the 2008 cover of British gay magazine Attitude. In the cover story, he admitted to experimenting back in his youth. Though Hardy is married to actress Charlotte Riley, the media is still curious. Last year, Hardy shut down a reporter at a TIFF press conference who asked him if he is as sexually open as his character in the British crime-thriller Legend.
After posing for iO Tillett Wright’s “Self-Evident Truths Project“, an art project about people who don’t define themselves as “100 percent straight,” Depp’s sexuality was put into question. The 16-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis told Nylon she believes that sexuality is fluid and society puts to much pressure on young people to define themselves: “If you like something one day then you do, and if you like something else the other day, it’s whatever. You don’t have to label yourself, because it’s not set in stone.”