Celebrity marriages end for all sorts of different reasons, but these sixteen famous celebrity moms had their relationships fail because their significant other was gay. It’s pretty hard to make your marriage work when your husband is gay.
Princess Leia definitely had her pick of the litter when it came to men. Her first husband was musician Paul Simon, but that marriage didn’t last much longer than a year. Her next husband was Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd and together the two had a daughter, Billie Lourd. They divorced when he came out as gay.
15. Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher was married to Peter Marc Jacobson for 21 years. They separated when Jacobson revealed to Fran that he was gay in 1996.
14. Liza Minelli
Liza, like her mother, Judy Garland, married a gay man. She was married to Peter Allen from 1967-1974, who later came out as gay. To top it off, he was also in a long-term relationship with Gregory Connell.
13. Kelly Preston
John Travolta rose to fame in the 1970’s starring in projects like Welcome Back Cotter and Saturday Night Fever. For years the actor has been surrounded by rumors that he bats for the other team. When Travolta’s son Jett died tragically, the tabloids claimed that it was his gay lover who found the young man deceased on the bathroom floor.
12. Tamra Judge
The Orange County reality star Tamra Judge is great at getting married. This blonde firecracker is on husband number three. Her third marriage however, is surrounded by controversy. For years Tamra’s husband, Eddie, has been rumored to be a homosexual.
11. Judy Garland
Judy Garland is best known for playing Dorthy in The Wizard of Oz. Sadly she is also known for her many failed marriages. Garland was married five times and of those, two of her husbands turned out of be gay.
10. Kris Jenner
She is the head of the famed Kardashian clan, serving as both mother and “momager” to her six celebrity children. Kris Kardashian married Robert Kardashian, the famous lawyer and had her first four celebrity children. She then fell in love with Olympian Bruce Jenner and had a couple more famous children. In 2015, Bruce Jenner announced that he was transgender. Bruce now lives as a woman and goes by the name Caitlin.
9. Berry Berenson
Berry Berenson was an actress, model and photographer. She married Anthony Perkins who famously starred as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho. He was long rumored to be a homosexual. Perkins unfortunately passed away from AIDS related complications almost 10 years before his wife passed in the tragic 911 attacks.
8. Star Jones
Ms. Jones is now with Ricardo Lugo and refers to him as her “Partner for Life” and the couple recently announced their engagement. She was previously married to Al Reynolds, who recently came out as bisexual.
7. Kerry Washington
Kerri Washington is known as the beautiful Scandal actress. She shocked everyone with her surprise wedding and pregnancy with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. The actress and former football corner-back never publicly spoke of their relationship so their sudden marriage and family left everyone stunned. Another reason people were stunned was because so many in the groom’s inner circle who claim that Asomugha is definitely homosexual.
6. Anna Paquin
5. Angela Lansbury
Angela who is known for her role on the famed television show Murder She Wrote, married actor Richard Cromwell. She was just nineteen years old when they married. After 9 months, they separated and ended the marriage. Angela had no idea that her husband was gay!
4. Charlotte Rae
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky is the actress known for playing Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Different Strokes and its spin off The Facts of Life. She was also known for spending roughly twenty-five years married to a gay man. They separated after Strauss revealed that he had been unfaithful with a man!
3. Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave is an English actress known for both her roles on the stage and the silver screen. Vanessa has alot of experience being married to gay husbands. Her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, was openly bisexual. Vanessa fell hard for theater director Tony Richardson. Richardson was also reportedly homosexual.
2. Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor was a famous film and stage actress who got her start in silent films . She was notably the first actress to win an Academy Award and the only actress to ever win one Oscar for multiple roles. She married costume designer Adrian, and gave birth to a son. The couple was known to have a lavender marriage, or a marriage of convenience. This was because Adrian was openly gay within the film community and Gaynor was also rumored to be either gay or bisexual.
1. Danielle Fishel
Lance Bass of ‘N Sync wasn’t actually married to Danielle Fishel. They did date however for over a year and she never anticipated that Lance would be coming out as gay 6 years later. She had always thought of him as the “one who got away.”
Margaret Whiting (married to Jack Wrangler)
Adult movie actor Jack Wrangler always considered himself to be gay but was married to singer Margaret Whiting from 1994 until Wrangler’s death in 2009. He says he married a woman because he simply didn’t want to live a “gay lifestyle.”
Betsy Drake (married Cary Grant)
It’s now widely believed that silver screen actor Cary Grant was actually gay. He lived with another male actor, Randolph Scott, on and off for more than ten years. Betsy Drake was the second of Grant’s four wives and appeared with him in two movies.
Rebecca de Alba (with Ricky Martin for 14 years)
Before Ricky Martin came out as gay, he had a rough 14-year relationship with Mexican model Rebecca de Alba. De Alba has said that she had no idea Martin was gay until he came out in 2010.