12 Famous Celebrities With Gay Parents
Keeping up with celebrities and their cute kids is something the media highlights all the time. But do we know about celebrities with gay parents? We have rounded up some of our favorite famous people with same-sex parents.
Families come in all shapes and sizes and marriages of same-sex and homosexual couples adopting children have become very common. We have put together this collection of the most famous celebrities raised by gay parents.
Famous Kids of LGBT Parents:
Below is the list of famous people with gay parents who have proudly accepted their parents and brought it to the media to create more awareness and bring in more acceptances in the society today.
1. Jay Z:
Shawn Corey Carter, an American rapper, and businessman who has 21 Grammy Awards for his music is a child of lesbian mother Gloria Carter. It came out on the rapper’s 2017 album 4.44, where the track “Smile” had both his mum and Jay Z discussing about her sexuality. He said "Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian/had to pretend so long that she's a thespian... Had to hide in the closet, so she medicates/ society shame and the pain were too much to take." He is very proud of his mother and also a supporter of LGBTQ community.
2. Amy Adams:
Amy Adams parents divorced when she was 11 years old. Kathryn Adams, her mother became a bodybuilder and was in love with another woman who she moved in with. Amy Adams and her siblings lived with her father after the divorce. Amy Adams has been known for her work and Man of Steel, The Fighter, American Hustle, Enchanted and many more.
3. Robert De Niro:
Robert De Niro Sr. an artist and father of Robert De Niro separated from his mother in the year 1946. He was reported to be struggling and battling depression with being gay in the time when gay men and women wear encourage staying in the closet. "I wish we had spoken about it much more," says Robert De Niro referring to his father’s sexuality to the Out Magazine. Few of the very famous movies of this actor are Goodfellas, Casino, The Godfather Part II, Meet The Parents and many more.
4. Jodie Foster:
The Silence of the Lambs actress and 2 times Oscar winner Jodie Foster’s mother Evelyn Foster was a lesbian. It was reported that Jodie Foster was raised by her with the help of her girlfriend who Jodi called her aunt. Jodie Foster herself came out as a gay at the 2013 Golden Globe award in her speech where she addressed her mother who was ill and suffering from dementia, saying - "Mom, I know you're inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things you won't understand tonight. But this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you.” Her other famous movies are Elysium, Panic Room, Inside Man and many more.
5. Liza Minnelli:
Liza Minnelli and American actor and singer whose father Vincente Minnelli was rumored to be gay. As told by the biography Emanuel Levy "But when he came to Hollywood, I think he made the decision to repress that part of himself," Although he was in a closet in Hollywood, some say that he was openly gay in New York. Liza Minnelli also said, "My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams." Sex and the City 2, Cabaret, Lisa with a Z are few of her famous appearances.
6. 50 Cent:
50 Cent, an American rapper whose name is Curtis James was raised by his mother who was lesbian and gay cocaine addict according to the rapper. 50 Cent was just 8 years old when his mother died when he went to live with his grandparents. Spy, Real Steel, Morning Glory, The Hangover a few office famous piece of work.
7. Judy Garland:
Frank Gumm, Judy Garland’s father was known to seduce young men. Garland later married Vincente Minnelli who was again rumored to be a gay as we mentioned above. The Wizard of Oz, A Star is Born, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade are few of her famous movies.
8. O. J. Simpson:
O. J. Simpson’s father Jimmy Lee Simpson who dies of AIDS related complications in 1986 was known to be a drag queen in San Francisco. O. J. Simpsons who is famously known as The Juice, who is a former National Football League running back, also a broadcaster and actor has been an advertising spokesman and known to have paroled armed robber and kidnapper. His credits goes to The Naked Gun: From the Flies of Police Squad!, Capricorn One, The Naked Gun 2 1/2, The Towering Inferno The Smell Of Fear, and many more.
9. Natasha Richardson:
Natasha Richardson an English stage and screen actress whose father Tony Richardson, was bisexual. She said "What my father especially taught me was to not always take the safe road, the easy road,” Tony Richardson died out of AIDS related complication in the year 1991. The Parent Trap, Nell, the White Countess and Maid in Manhattan are few of her famous piece of work.
10. Jennifer Grey:
The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star, Jennifer Grey, daughter of Joel Grey who was announced a “gay man” in January 2015 interview for People magazine. Jennifer grey also in one of the magazines in 2015 said "I feel very happy for my dad that he has come to a point in his life where he feels safe and/or comfortable enough to declare himself in a public way as a gay man," Joel Grey was the famous star of Cabaret (1972). Jennifer Grace famous movies are Dirty Dancing, Red Dawn, Bounce, Ferris Bueller's day off and many more.
11. Anne Heche:
Donald Joseph Heche, Anne Heche’s father was a gay. He never discussed his sexuality openly, yet she said that "a very flamboyant homosexual lifestyle". Although he sexually abused Anne Heche when she was a young girl and died of AIDS related complications when she when she was a young girl and died of age related complications when she turned 13 years. Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, Volcano, ix Days Seven Nights are few of her famous movies.
12. Rene Russo:
Nino Russo, Rene Russo’s father who left the family when does actress was hardly 2 years old. She was inspired by Rosie O’Donnell’s decision and came out as lesbian. She said in an interview "I'd like to say that when I was born—oh, I'm going to cry, but this is for you, Rosie—my dad left, and it was women in my life that were gay that raised me and that helped me and nurtured me." From that point on she was raised by her mother surely and her lesbian friends. Ransom, Outbreak, The Intern, Lethal Weapon are few of her famous movies.
These are the list of few celebrities raised by Gay parents. Most of the famous children of gay parents who are now celebrities are very famous about their own relationships and parent’s orientation or sexuality to bring in more awareness to the society.
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