While tabloid pages are often filled to the brim with questions over celebrities‘ sexuality, shouting about who’s gay and who isn’t, we don’t often hear about those who swing both ways. We decided to correct this oversight and celebrate the brave world of bisexuality. These people find something attractive on both ends of the gender spectrum and have no shame in doing so. Why should they? These folks get to experience the best of both worlds when it comes to sex and relationships, and we’re proud to give them a shout out.
1. Megan Fox
The former Transformers star and current stunning beauty has long been open about her sexuality. In 2011 she stated, “I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.”
2. Billie Joe Armstrong
The Green Day frontman spoke about the topic over 20 years ago, mentioning, “I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of ‘Oh, I can’t.’ They say it’s taboo.”
3. Anna Paquin
Paquin is refreshingly open about her sexuality. The X-Men star stated that, “For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision.”
4. Megan Mullally
Beloved by many for her numerous likable and wild TV roles, and our personal favorite as Tammy on Parks and Recreation, Mullally believes that everyone is innately bisexual. She’s said that perhaps homophobic folks might be incapable of seeing this, and that it might be a more philosophical angle to take.
5. Azealia Banks
The young rapper has been clear and open about her bisexuality from the early days of her career. She recently mentioned, “I mean, I’m bisexual, so it makes sense. But I don’t want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, ‘Oh wow, my friend is gay, too,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, so?'”
6. Bai Ling
Bai Ling has a great anecdote about coming to the US and revealing her name and sexuality in one word: “…when I was in the United States I didn’t always have an interpreter in interviews and I didn’t speak English so well. There was some confusion. My name is pronounced ‘bi,’ so when I was asked, ‘Are you bi?’ I said, ‘Yes, I am Bai.’ Do you like men? ‘Of course!’ Do you like women? ‘Why yes!’ And later I found out what that means and I said, ‘Sure, I am bi!’ But I think the interpreters and the reporters thought that I didn’t know what I was saying because I was so open about it. They were uncomfortable about it. Such a thing is not important for me.”
7. Carrie Brownstein
Lead singer of famed female punk group Sleater-Kinney and star of IFC’s Portlandia, Brownstein says that a lot of folks just assume that she’s gay. On the contrary, she identifies as bisexual.
The Jersey Shore star and professional celebrity one clarified her sexuality in an interview, sort of. “I would consider myself bi. I’ve done stuff with girls before. But I would never be with a girl because I like… penis. But I’ve experimented.”
9. Angelina Jolie
While she’s been married to Brad Pitt for years now, she has been in relationships with multiple women in the past. She stated to OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them. I think if you love and want to pleasure a woman, particularly if you are a woman yourself, then certainly you know how to do things a certain way.”
10. Evan Rachel Wood
Coming out on Twitter in 2012, Wood joked about getting certain vibes from Miley Cyrus. We can’t blame her for feeling attracted!
11. Amber Heard
Heard has been openly bisexual for a long time, and the possible future Mrs. Depp has been frank and open about it.
The renowned author of Push, the novel adapted into Oscar winning film Precious, is a self-described bisexual.
13. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore, the film icon who’s been on our screens for over 30 years, came out in a 2003 interview. She said, “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual… I love a woman’s body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else.”
14. Lady Gaga
While she’s well known for championing gay rights and frank, open discussion about sexuality in her music, the pop star actually came out in a 2010 interview with Barbara Walters, right as her career was really heating up.
Kesha has been very clear with reporters and interviewers, saying that she is not attracted solely to men. “I don’t love just men,” said the singer. “I love people. It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.”
The female Black Eyed Pea and world-famous solo artist admitted in a 2009 interview with The Advocate that she is attracted to members of both sexes. She also noted that she’s been very open on this issue for years.
17. Amber Rose
We’ll let the model and ex-girlfriend of Kanye West explain her very open sexuality herself: “I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man. I’m not into bestiality, but as far as humans go, I definitely find beauty in everybody, whether they’re heavy-set, super-skinny, if they’re white, black, Indian, Asian, Spanish. I can see beauty in anybody.
18. Jillian Michaels
Jillian is definitely the first person to ever come out publicly in Lady’s Home Journal as bisexual. The world famous fitness guru told the magazine in 2010, “Let’s just say I believe in healthy love. If I fall in love with a woman, that’s awesome. If I fall in love with a man, that’s awesome. As long as you fall in love… it’s like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!”
19. Kim Zolciak
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star wanted to point out her unique position as a voice for many people who go unheard: “I’m among the millions of parents who have been in a gay or lesbian relationship. It hasn’t been an easy road lately, but I feel there are no mistakes in my life. Everything happens for a reason. To have the opportunity to speak for myself and to have people understand what I’m going through is really special. I myself was confused and scared at first. Being able to speak from my heart and get this all out, it’s a huge relief for me.”
20. Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila is famous both for her groundbreaking online presence on Myspace, as well as pioneering the first bisexual dating show, A Shot At Love, where contestants of both sexes competed to date the star.
21. Cara Delevingne
While never formally confirming her sexuality, the actress and model has been seen dating both Harry Styles and Michelle Rodriguez. She said in 2014, “What do I think? I think people shouldn’t be scared of that. I’m young, I’m having fun, I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not…So I don’t really care on that matter.”
22. Gillian Anderson
Famed for her role in the long-running 1990s series The X-Files, Anderson admitted to having dated women in 2012. “I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict…You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that.”
23. Frank Ocean
Just before the release of his 2012 debut album, Ocean wrote on his tumblr, “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence … until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless…”
24. Vanessa Carlton
Ms. Carlton came out in as public a fashion as possible. While playing at 2010’s Nashville Pride, she announced to a crowd of 18,000 that, “I’ve never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman!”
25. Jessie J
As she directly told The Daily Mail, “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie-doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys, get over it. If I meet someone and I like them, I don’t care if they’re a boy or a girl.”
26. Josh Hutcherson
While not directly stating his bisexual preferences, he told OUT magazine, “I would probably list myself as mostly straight. Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight. But who knows? In a f***ing year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person. I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, thats a good-looking guy, you know?”
27. Michelle Rodriguez
The Lost and Fast and Furious action star is utterly frank about her love choices. Discussing her sexuality with Entertainment Weekly, she stated, “I’ve never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: ‘What does she do with her vagina?’ …I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f***ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”
28. Amy Winehouse
The beloved and greatly missed chanteuse Amy Winehouse has been gone for a few years now, but that doesn’t stop the public’s fascination with everything about her life. In 2010 she admitted to friends that she’d had relationships with women, but that it didn’t affect the love she held for her husband.
29. Lindsay Lohan
Well known for her wild child partying ways and often self-destructive behavior, Lohan might not be as recognized for her frank bisexuality. She was in a longterm relationship with Samantha Ronson, which ended in 2009.
30. Channing Tatum
While the rumors about his love life have flown fast and free, pretty much since the moment Tatum appeared on the big screen, he’s never officially stated his stance. He became something of a “gaylebrity” due to films like Magic Mike, where he played a male stripper, but in truth he’s been married to actress Jenna Dewan since 2009, whom he has a daughter with.
31. Mel B
The former Spice Girl, “Scary Spice” Mel B has said, “I had a great five-year relationship with a lovely lady who I still talk to to this day, and that’s that. I mean, if it happened yesterday I would probably be saying something different. But I’ve been happily married to my husband for seven years.”
As you can see, there is a surprisingly wide range of celebrities who swing both ways. These folks are an inspiration to all of us, when it comes to sexuality and openness. We can’t have to be bisexual to appreciate the doors they open, just by discussing the issue. When the world is more honest and accepting, we all win.