Celebrities Speak About Being Sexually Attracted to More Than 1 Gender
2023/03/06

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A growing number of celebrities have opened up about being attracted to more than one gender.Some identify as bisexual (Halsey, Lili Reinhart) or pansexual (Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus).Other stars prefer to identify as queer, while still more .

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Cardi B opened up about her bisexuality when she was accused of "queerbaiting."

Cardi B attends the 2022 Pride Parade in West Hollywood. 

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The Grammy-winning rapper  after she released a sensual music video with Normani for their 2021 single "Wild Side."

"I'm married to a man but I have [expressed] soo much about my bisexuality and my experiences [with] girls," she wrote on Twitter, referring to her husband Offset. 

"I don't like this new 'queer baiting' word," she , arguing that it pressures celebrities to show proof of their sexual experiences if they express queer themes in their art.

Baby Queen told Insider that she's bisexual, but isn't attached to any particular label.

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Baby Queen opened for Olivia Rodrigo on her 2022 European tour. Joseph Okpako/WireImage

Baby Queen wrote her breakout hit "Want Me" about having a crush on "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer.

Asked about this inspiration in 2021,  that she's still exploring her sexuality.

"I'm going to be honest. I don't know," she said. "I'm fine for other people to know that I don't know, because I don't think anyone knows. I'd say, like, bisexual — but also, I just don't know. I feel like I need to figure it out. I need to go speed dating."

During a subsequent , Baby Queen revealed that she is open to dating people of all genders, though she hasn't had much luck using apps like Raya.

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"It's horrific," she joked. "All the guys are looking for blonde influencer girls... I don't fit into that. And all the girls are looking for rich football players. No one has matched with me."

Dove Cameron says she's "super queer."

Dove Cameron previously starred on the Disney Channel show "Liv and Maddie." 

In , Dove Cameron said it felt important to speak candidly with fans about her sexuality.

"I've hinted about my sexuality for years while being afraid to spell it out for everybody," she said.

"I went on Instagram Live and said 'Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven't said it, but I'm super queer," she continued. "This is something I want to represent through my music because it's who I am."

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Bebe Rexha says she's open to dating "whoever inspires" her.

Bebe Rexha has a diamond-certified single with Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be." Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV

Bebe Rexha  in a 2021 interview with  saying she's attracted to "whoever inspires me."

"What I believe about sexuality is this: it's a scale," she said, adding that she considers herself "fluid."

"Until I find 'the one,' I can't just say what I am. I just want to find someone I love and who loves me – and I don't care if that's a boy or a girl," she said.

Rexha, who is currently 

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, added that she has fallen in love with women in the past.

Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual on Instagram.

Lili Reinhart stars as Betty Cooper on The CW's "Riverdale." Christopher Polk/Getty Images

"Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman," .

Along with the announcement, she shared a poster for an "LGBTQ+ for #BlackLivesMatter" protest in West Hollywood, California, and encouraged her fans to come along. 

She added, "And I will be joining this protest today. Come join."

Demi Lovato is pansexual and said they feel "too queer" to be with a cisgender man.

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Demi Lovato attends the premiere for her 2021 YouTube docuseries. Rich Fury/Getty Images for OBB Media

Lovato, who initially  in 2017, said they now identify as  during .

"I'm so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off," Lovato said. When Rogan asked whether they like women or men, Lovato replied: "Yeah, anything, really."

Lovato, , has also said  going forward.

"This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn't work, I was like, 'This is a huge sign.' I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn't going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth," Lovato said after 

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Tyler, the Creator has songs about relationships with men and women.

Tyler, the Creator's "Igor" won best urban contemporary album at the 2020 Grammys. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Tyler, the Creator has generally declined to define his sexuality, but the rapper has written lyrics about his attraction to both men and women.

Throughout his Grammy-winning album "Igor," for example, Tyler grapples with the end of a same-sex relationship.

"I like girls," . "I just end up fucking their brother every time."

Frank Ocean's song "Chanel" has been widely interpreted as a "bisexual anthem."

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Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" won best urban contemporary album at the 2013 Grammys. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Ocean  mere days before his debut album, 2012's "Channel Orange," was set to drop.

"4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too," he wrote on Tumblr. "By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love. It changed my life."

Many songs on the album — as well as its follow-up, 2016's "Blonde" — see Ocean using male pronouns to address his lovers. However, he has never used a label to publicly define his sexuality, and many more of his lyrics reference an attraction to women.

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Ocean's 2017 single "Chanel" is widely interpreted as an allegory for bisexuality: "My guy pretty like a girl / And he got fight stories to tell / I see both sides like Chanel / C on both sides like Chanel," he sings in the hook.

Miley Cyrus identifies as pansexual.

Miley Cyrus finalized her divorce from Liam Hemsworth in 2020. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

"I'm very open about it — I'm pansexual," .

More recently, Cyrus has spoken openly about her fluid approach to gender and sexuality.

"A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person," 

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. "What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I'm in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality."

"Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don't think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender," she continued. "Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships."

Tayla Parx is bisexual.

Tayla Parx is a singer and songwriter, who has cowritten No. 1 hits like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings." 

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Parx is currently in a relationship with a woman, but  that she prefers to write songs without gender-specific pronouns.

"I've always been a fan of keeping things gender neutral, honestly," she said," because of the fact that I'm bi, so sometimes my song is about a boy, sometimes it's about a girl."

"I really like keeping it inclusive," Parx continued. "I really love when somebody can come up to me and say, 'I went through this with my partner,' whoever that partner is — whether it's a him or her, or whatever their pronoun is."

Victoria Monét came out as bisexual in 2018.

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Victoria Monét released her EP "Jaguar" on August 7, 2020. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Shortly after the release of Ariana Grande's hit single "Thank U, Next," which Monét cowrote, she .

"I want everyone to know that I'm single (since people wanna pretend I'm not) and make imaginary rules for me," she wrote. "I secretly and respectfully went through a difficult break up this summer but enough is enough."

"I also like girls. Thank U, Next. Bye," Monét added,

The "Jaguar" singer later  as "a buttercup version because I was really lucky."

"It should feel more warm for everybody," she told Billboard. "I think we should make people more comfortable."  

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Barbie Ferreira identifies as queer.

Barbie Ferreira is best known for playing Kat on HBO's "Euphoria." Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Ferreira, who is , told  that she identifies as queer.

"In my private life, it's been going on for a long time. I obviously don't really identify as a straight woman ever in my life, but I feel like now I'm really in my queerness," she said. "I'm in LA living my 'L Word' life. Isn't it amazing?"

Jameela Jamil came out as queer on Twitter.

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Jameela Jamil is best known for playing Tahani on NBC's "The Good Place." Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Jamil  for her role on HBO Max's upcoming voguing competition series, "Legendary."

The actor and body-positivity advocate shared a statement, captured in screenshots of notes she had typed out on her phone. The tweet has since been deleted.

"Twitter is brutal," Jamil wrote. "This is why I never officially came out as queer. I added a rainbow to my name when I felt ready a few years ago, as it's not easy within the south Asian community to be accepted, and I always answered honestly if ever straight-up asked about it on Twitter."

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"But I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear, and turmoil when I was a kid," the statement read.

Tove Lo says her sexuality is fluid.

Tove Lo will release her fifth studio album, "Dirt Femme," in October 2022. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Tove Lo has sung about ill-fated relationships with men, like  and with women, like her 2019 Alma collaboration "Bad as the Boys."

"For me, sexuality is a fluid thing and it's hard to be just the one way," 

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. "But maybe that's just because I like both [genders]."

Brendon Urie says being married to a woman doesn't negate his pansexuality.

Panic! at the Disco won top rock album and top rock song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

The Panic! at the Disco frontman opened up about his sexuality in .

"I'm married to a woman and I'm very much in love with her but I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person," he said.

"Yeah, I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men. It's just people that I am attracted to."

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Megan Fox publicly came out as bisexual in 2009.

Megan Fox portrayed Reagan, a bisexual character, on Fox's hit sitcom "New Girl." Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

The "Jennifer's Body" actress first opened up about her sexuality in 2008, when she revealed that she'd had a crush on a woman.

"I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes," . "I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl."

The following year, Fox elaborated in .

"I think people are born bisexual and they make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society," she said. "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual."

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Singer-songwriter mxmtoon says her bisexuality informs her music.

Mxmtoon released her debut album, "The Masquerade," in 2019. April Blum/Courtesy of mxmtoon

The "Prom Dress" singer  that many of her love songs are gender-neutral by design.

"There's not enough songs in the world where people can listen to it, and it doesn't have any sort of gender to it, and it doesn't say like, 'Boy-oy-oy,'" she said.

"So I think that it's nice for me to be able to think about that, because heck, who knows what could happen in the future? Maybe I'll like someone else. I just think songs should exist for anyone."

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YUNGBLUD says he has a "very fluid" approach to sexuality.

YUNGBLUD released his debut album, "21st Century Liability," in 2018. Mark Von Holden/Invision for UMG/AP Images

YUNGBLUD, real name Dominic Harrison, appeared on .

"I am more straight," . "[But if] I walked down the street and met a fucking bloke tomorrow, or a trans person, you never know. It's about connection. I'm very fluid about it."

"If I fell in love with a trans person, it's just the way it is. It's on a deeper level. It doesn't matter what you've got. It's not about having a dick or a pussy."

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Amandla Stenberg identifies as gender non-binary and pansexual.

Amandla Stenberg is known for their roles in "The Hunger Games" and "The Hate U Give." Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

"Gender and sexuality are so fluid. It's OK to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It's OK to take your time," .

"I love that we have this umbrella term of 'queer,' and so many things can exist underneath it, but I realized that part of my journey was hiding underneath that umbrella, because I was scared — on a personal and a public level — to confront what I was."

"It was easier for me to say 'I'm bi' or "I'm pan' as I was figuring it out," they continued. "But I came to a place where I felt really proud of my sexuality, and I decided I wanted to share that pride."

Julianne Hough says she told her husband she's "not straight."

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