Jeremy Renner isn’t gay: “I want my personal life to be personal, it’s not f–king true”

God, I love Jeremy Renner. I find him incredibly sexy, probably because the little guy has some mystique about him. He got his biggest break when he was 38 years old (The Hurt Locker), and since then, he’s been surprisingly good at managing his press. You hear the gay rumors about him all the time, but that hasn’t deterred from his “butch” image. When boyish man-children are invading superhero costumes as far as the eye can see, it’s dudes like Jeremy and Jon Hamm taking the “Real Man” mantle. Renner is grizzled. Renner is sun-damaged. Renner knows how to fix your car and refinish your floors. I would imagine that he would know how to clean your pipes, too. Speaking of, Renner covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporteryou can read the full article here. He’s promoting his part in the new Jason Bourne film (The Bourne Legacy) as well as The Avengers. Here are some highlights from the piece:

Money stuff: Even though Hurt Locker was gaining steam at the time, Renner received a mere six-figures for Avengers (he also did a cameo in Thor), but will get more if Marvel exercises its option to star him in up to six other films. As for Bourne, if Renner continues with the franchise (he’s agreed to two more films), the $5 million he received for Legacy will zoom to an asking price of $10 million-plus — and might reach as much as the $20 million Matt Damon received for the series’ most recent outing in 2007.

The gay rumors: For Renner, Internet speculation already has centered around whom he’s dating (everyone from Jessica Simpson to Scarlett Johansson, if you believe the tabs) to his sexual orientation. “I want my personal life to be personal, and it’s not f—ing true,” he says of the suppositions. “And I don’t care if you’re talking about things that are true, you’re still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f—ing, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel?”

His past relationships (with women): As to his long-term involvements, he says he had one five-year relationship with a woman while in his 20s and another that ended two years ago after 4 1⁄2 years. He met that girlfriend, Jes Macallan — who, as her Twitter account reveals, married actor Jason Gray-Stanford (Monk) on March 17 — when she was 23 and working at a film festival in Florida; subsequently, she decided to go into acting. “That was part of the issue,” says Renner. “I was going through the Hurt Locker campaign and she’s like, ‘Where do I get headshots?’”

That Thailand knife-fight: “It was a silly, tragic accident that happened to this guy,” explains Renner, noting that he had gone to Phuket for a break when an acquaintance made a comment and “got attacked in a bar fight at 4 in the morning. He was saying stuff, and 20 people jumped on him. I was in flip-flops. I don’t do bar fights. Did he deserve to get stabbed and almost murdered by 20 people? F— no.” (Six local men were arrested.)

Crazy Christmas story: Renner tells the story of how, on Christmas Eve a few years back, when he was with his family in a bar, “This guy chokes me with the scarf I was wearing. He called me a fag ’cause I was wearing a scarf! Then he shoved my sister and I got behind him and I choked him out — put him to sleep.”

Hesitating before taking the role in The Bourne Legacy: “It was a game-changer in anonymity,” he says. “I had to consider how this was going to affect everyone I love — especially myself. The star thing, the celebrity thing is new to me. I don’t want to be a good celebrity, a good f—ing star. I want to be a good human being.”

Advice from Tom Cruise: Renner prepared intensely for The Avengers, training for six weeks in hand-to-hand combat and Filipino stick-fighting and keeping in mind the advice Tom Cruise gave him while making Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol: “Since you are doing all your stuff, there is no second string and you have to do due diligence not to get injured.”

On-set injuries: On Bourne, “I got injured kicking a table and missing and hyper-extending my leg! I had to get an MRI.” He also hurt his arm, which “will be f— ed up for a while. I can’t really grab anything” with one hand. Ditto on Avengers. “He’s an amazing fighter — his fight work is wonderful: precise, heroic, and you seldom have to double him,” says director Joss Whedon. “But one day he just turned wrong and his whole body shut down. He could not do anything. He was in enormous pain, and we had to shut that sequence down and shoot it a couple of weeks later.”

He may do Broadway, but only if he doesn’t get cast opposite Michael Fassbender: The actor may do a run on Broadway of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with his Avengers co-star Johansson, but only if Ridley Scott doesn’t hire him for his upcoming The Counselor.

His poor dead puppy: In March, Renner’s 8-month-old French bulldog, Franklin, died of a heart attack. For a moment, Renner’s eyes go moist because the puppy touches on the singular problem that has most bedeviled him the past two years. Says Renner, “He was my solution for being so lonely.”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

See? He seems like a nice guy. I like the “I don’t do bar fights” line – it speaks to his emotional maturity. And he’s not gay! Hopefully. Probably. Definitely? Sure. Whatever, I’m buying it. I think he’s into girls, big time. I think he talks about loneliness and he uses those intense, world-weary puppy-dog eyes and the panties just slide off of whatever girl he’s working on. And he might work with Fassbender in The Counselor too! OMG.

Photos courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Bite me says:

    Angry much about the gay rumors

    • Kristen says:

      I don’t think he’s angry so much about the kind of rumor, just that people want to pry. He just said whether it’s true or it’s not true, it’s not true [for anyone else] because it’s no one else’s business.

      • Tapioca says:

        Meh, this again. If you CHOOSE to be in the public eye, you also CHOOSE to have people prying into your personal life – surely he’s old enough to know that’s how it works by now?

        As the divine Ms. Michelle Pfeiffer once said waaay back in 1990, “I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality.”

        Just cash the multi-million dollar cheques and quit moaning! Don’t make me have to mention all the hard-working teachers and nurses…

      • Jane says:

        I think he is pissed about the gay rumors. I respect the fact that he is fed up with other people deciding his sexual orientation and feeling free to put it out there in the media.

        I do agree that being in the public eye, this is part of the territory and getting too worked up about it will probably get him nothing except an ulcer.

        However, if the public is free to speculate without worrying about whether the speculation is accurate or not, he has the right to get pissed off when he hears lies and wants to vent in public. It is a two way street.

      • Lenore says:

        @Tapioca: “If you CHOOSE to be in the public eye, you also CHOOSE to have people prying into your personal life – surely he’s old enough to know that’s how it works by now?”

        Maybe he didn’t choose to be in the public eye, though; maybe that’s just a side-effect. Maybe he chose to be an actor because he loves acting, loves being on set, loves being on stage. Should he not do the thing he loves, because some people have decided he ought to put up with paparazzi and phone-hacking?

        I mean, I realise I’m here on a gossip blog so this may seem hypocritical, but I’ve never understood the argument that to be a paid actor is somehow to rescind your right to privacy. Just because he’s paid a lot of money, doesn’t mean he has to be okay with people prying into his personal life. He’s paid to act – you pay, you see a movie. The ticket price doesn’t entitle us to snoop through his underwear drawer (if only).

        There are plenty of people out there – the Lohans, the Kardashians, Octomom, Paris Hilton – who want nothing more than empty celebrity, to be looked at. That’s what they’re there for. If an actual actor asks the world to respect their privacy, then really…we should respect it.

        (looks up at pics again. Golly he’s handsome.)

      • jham says:

        ita with @tapioca, and to @lenore i would say that with all due respect, if he didn’t want to be in the public eye maybe he’d avoid a big budget movie like “Bourne”. I am totally and completely over trying to muster sympathy for these actors who play pretend for a living and make more in 6 mos. than most people do in 5 years. it seems a small price to pay to have people a bit over-interested in their lives and it makes them seem bitchy, whiney and unappreciative when they complain about it. get over it Renner

    • “I want my personal life to be personal, and it’s not f—ing true,” he says of the suppositions. “And I don’t care if you’re talking about things that are true, you’re still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f—ing, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel?”

      Love This. Good for him.

    • Love how absolutely everyone is gay, wants to be gay, is secretly gay, etc. Why can’t a person just be a person? When did it get to the point where a person is defined by his/her sexuality?

    • dref22 says:

      He’s trying too hard to make sure everyone know he is not gay. Why bother? Why can’t you just say: “It’s nobody’s business” and move on? I say he’s pissed about the gay rumours too.

      When Jack Coleman was playing a gay character in Dynasty and when he was asked if he was gay, he used to say: “Is Alan Alda a surgeon in the Korean War?”

      I think this was the real awesome answer, not this guy’s. Because that was the 80s and this is today.

    • Anon says:

      It’s a no-win situation for actors: claiming privacy is read as denial.

      He owes me no more explanation of who he f–ks than I owe him.

  2. Tiffany27 says:

    Idgaf I think the man is HOT!!! And I also believe he’s not gay. I’ve heard/read some things that actually suggest he’s kind of a man whore.

    • ZZZ says:

      I wonder if his best friend Tom Cruise made him do this interview?
      I say it backfired. I don’t care if he is gay, but this only makes me think it a little more.
      Oh, I am NOT gay, but it is not your business. How about one or the other? Say you’re not, or say you aren’t saying.
      Sounds about as good as saying I choked a guy, but I’m not violent……
      Oh and now I consider him a whiner too.
      NO, I would not want to be a celeb. But if I were, I would not try to explain anything to the media. The more you talk, the more you can be misunderstood.

  3. sukienow says:

    he is gay
    he lives with his supposed patner or business patner like they like to call it.

    and they are too few stories from people on ontd that work in some capacity in the industry and according to them he dates men

  4. Kiki says:

    Who cares if he’s gay? I personally don’t find him appealing.

  5. LadyBird83 says:

    Great actor but maybe if he put down the eyeliner people wouldn’t think he was gay.

  6. Eve says:

    “I want my personal life to be personal, and it’s not f—ing true,” he says of the suppositions. “And I don’t care if you’re talking about things that are true, you’re still talking about my personal life.


    He seems awfully invested in denying the gay rumors for someone who claims to want his personal life to be personal.

    He sounds like Tom Cruise when he started freaking out about people thinking he was gay.

    • Tapioca says:

      …and now that everyone thinks TC is a bats**t insane Scientoloon, he’s probably wishing they were still calling him “gay”!

      • Eve says:


        Or not…I think Cruise has lost it a long time ago but he — like most delusional people — doesn’t realize that and still hates being called gay more than anything else (considering he thinks his “religion” is legit, that he’s obviously sane and above us all).

        Anyway, if Renner ever joins that cult, the rumors will be somehow confirmed, non?

    • Pamela says:

      “He sounds like Tom Cruise when he started freaking out about people thinking he was gay. ”

      He does. And I don’t blame him. Unfortunately, we live in a world where homophobia wins out. Renner plays action leads and tough guys. It would be a problem for him to be “out” if he is gay. It could hurt his career. So whether he is or isn’t—he surely doesn’t want it floating out there. This is not a nice reality–nor is it fair, but it is true. I don’t see why people care. I think he’s hot. Whether or not he likes women doesn’t actually matter because even if he is a total man whore—I am not going to bed with him. I’m happily married. If he likes men, it’s not going to make him any less fun for me to watch.

      • Eve says:

        I agree with most of what you said, it doesn’t/shouldn’t matter but we all know homophobia is alive and well in Hollywood.

        But I also think that denying these rumors, in the way he’s doing, only makes things worse. He’s drawing people’s attention to something he claims he is not/wants to keep private. He’s doing a disservice to himself (just like Cruise did) because those who didn’t speculate about that before may start doing it from now on.

        P.S.: Take a look at Bite Me’s comment (# 22). Clooney’s way of dealing with the very same rumors seems smarter (and funnier) than his.

  7. Kristen says:

    Super hot. I’ve had a crush on him since “28 Weeks Later”.

  8. hstl says:

    He went with a GUY to Thailand. That’s a huge place for sex trafficking. I think he could have some other isssues if you know what I mean.

    • Trek Girl says:

      He was in Thailand because he was filming in the area.

      • anon33 says:

        You’re thinking of the Gosdong. Renner says right there in the article that he went to Phuket “for a break.” He was in the Phillipines filming, not Thailand. Thailand has great food, but they are also the world epicenter of underage prostitution and various other sex worker type of things. Honestly if ANYONE says they are going to Thailand, and they aren’t a chef, I immediately assume they’re going for kinky sex lol.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I know a guy who went there with his male friend. I always assumed it was because they were too ugly to get any here and those poor underage slave-girls in Thailand have to put out for anyone.

      When men go to Thailand it always means they are up to no good – unless they are Buddhists and want to see the temples.

  9. kibbles says:

    He isn’t typically good-looking but I do find something sexy about him. Have no clue if he is gay. I doubt it. If he has been with men then he is a bisexual. I believe he enjoys being with women. He seems pretty arrogant. He reminds me a bit of Daniel Craig whom I think is a prick. However, Renner seems to pull off his arrogance better than Craig. I like Renner as an actor and always enjoy seeing him in action films so I am looking forward to seeing him in the new Bourne movie.

  10. fabgrrl says:

    I think that, possibly, the rumors come from his “gay face”. The eyes (eyeliner?), and the set of the mouth. I am NOT saying he is gay, just that he has that “look” — a little sugar in his tank. No, it is not right to make assumptions about someone else’s orientation and personal life, especially based on something as silly as “gay face”. But it’s going to happen.

  11. Liv says:

    Was he ever seen with a woman? As a woman I don’t get the feeling he could be straight.

  12. Neelyo says:

    I don’t care if he’s gay but that’s a bad way to deny it. What an angry little garden gnome.

  13. reg says:

    The bar fight in Thailand last year was over a male prostitute he hired for the night and went out on the town with.

  14. crtb says:

    He seems awfully invested in denying the gay rumors for someone who claims to want his personal life to be personal.

    If people were calling him a racist or an anti – fill in the blank. (not that I am equating those things with being gay). He would deny it.
    But when you are NOT those things it is upsetting to be called something you aren’t. I’m not gay but I don’t want to known as a lesbian. I’m not jewish and I and I am proud to be a my religion. I’m not white and I want to be know for what I am. Nothing wrong with anything of those things but that isn’t who I am. Why is it if you deny something then you must be it. I am not a male does that mean I’m a cross dresser?
    I totally get what he’ saying. Stop spreading falsehoods about him. And even if it is true: MIND YOUR BUSINESS!

    • Eve says:

      Have you read all the excerpts above? See how he doesn’t mind talking about his relationships with women.

      And that was my point: he seems to be upset ONLY with the gay rumors, not necessarily because they’re talking about his personal life.

      By the way, I’m not gay but I don’t care if people think I’m a lesbian. Homosexuality is not one’s character flaw so I really don’t care if people think I might be one (lesbian).

      • Tiffany27 says:

        My family thinks I’m gay because they’ve never met any of my boyfriends…….. And they wonder why!!

      • Alita says:

        @Tiffany – lol, I’m feeling it. Not for me but my not-husband (16 year down the track, ‘boyfriend’ doesn’t cut it really – so he’s my long-term, life partner, heterosexual special man-friend that I do those grown-up things with).

        Anyhow, not-husband told me that he’d never taken a girl home to the parents because – well, they’re awful, why would you do that to someone you like? Honestly, I couldn’t understand. They live in another country and 14 years ago we visited and I met them. I was the big ‘OMG proof he’s not gay’ reveal, but they still (gay is NOT okay with them) treated me poorly and tried to say things to make trouble between us. Hysterical – and hysterically sad; they haven’t met our progeny; how much would it suck to have 7 kids (as they do) and only one bothers with them. It blew me away because my parents are great and I couldn’t understand the indifference on not-husband’s part (hatred would have been infinitely easier to comprehend).

        Long story short – I don’t know if any of that resonates with you but prima facie I understand where you’re coming from with the not introducing your special grown-up man-friends, I get it. Some people just don’t make it easier, eh!

      • crtb says:

        You would care if it kept you from getting a job or an aprtment or a raise.

      • abby says:

        @Tiffany27- OMG, me too. My family spent most of my 20s wondering if I was gay. And some of them are STILL disappointed that I’m not with my high school boyfriend who is now actually openly gay. I’m just naturally a private person, and they are naturally very gossipy and I hate being the center of family gossip that bringing anyone home brings on. Plus, I want very different things out of life than they do so they never understand my choices and still always try and set me up with guys who meet their vision of what my life should be instead of my vision of what my life should be, and I just find that very annoying.

      • pato says:

        @Alita–gosh, I do the same! never took any man to my parents house. I love them but there are things that bug me. and everyone thinks I´m gay because I never introduced a boyfriend at home. One of the neighbors, a crazy guy, started to insult my parents regularly, and one of the things he used to yelled was that I was a lesbian…and my parents, my mom more than dad, were so angry. So I had it and asked them if they considered that it was wrong, a sin, a desease…what the fk was wrong with homosexuality that they got all mad? “Oh no no, nothing is wrong, and it´s not wrong if you`re gay… we were just angry because he was atacking you”..yeah, right, my ass. That´s why I don´t introduce you to anyone I date!!

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Someone below said he is from the Central Valley in California. This makes sense to me now. The Central Valley is cowboy country. It’s macho man country. No matter how open minded you are about what other people do, you do not want anyone to think YOU are gay (unless you are) and if he grew up wanting to be an actor, he’s gotten the gay flack from way back and he has a chip on his shoulder about it.

      What bothers me is that he is shocked that people care now that he’s been in popcorn movies. If he wanted to stay private he should have stayed in indie films like the Hurt Locker.

      Blockbusters = nosy people.

      Now I need to Google this guy to see what he’s all about.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I like him as an actor, don’t really care much about his personal life. If he wants to keep it all private, that’s his right.
    But he does seem kind of angry about it all, and I’d think interviews like this only perpetuate people talking about him.

  16. Maritza says:

    Since he hasn’t been seen with a woman by his side for quite some time that is why the gay rumors started. Although if he does then they’ll say she is his beard…there is no winning the situation.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Exactly. I think this is why he is addressing the rumors this way. There isn’t really anything he can do that would convince people that think he’s gay that he is indeed straight.

      I find it ridiculous that so many people on this site think he’s wrong for saying he’s not gay in this manner. He is a celebrity, and certain things come with the territory, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t be frustrated with these rumors and dispel them in this way. He handles his fame very well, and I think he is handling this well, too. He has every right to address the gay rumors in this manner.

      • Eve says:

        My opinion isn’t ridiculous, Trek Girl. I, like many here, have a point: he claims to want privacy but then goes on and talks about his past relationships with women — yes, I read your reply to Ycnan and I don’t agree with it. It’s like he’s pulling a “respect my privacy” card but only when it comes to being perceived as a gay man. If he wants to keep his personal life personal, as he says, then he should have said something like “I refuse to comment on it”, “I will not talk about my personal life” and so on. You say it’s normal to be angry about gay rumors, that there’s nothing wrong with denying them the way he’s doing. I happen to think differently: if he wanted to fight the rumors, he did himself a disservice because now those who didn’t care may start doing so.

        But what I find really, REALLY ironic in all this is that he’s such a private guy but he was once in a reality show called The It Factor (2003 — Bravo Channel). Granted, it was like Project Runaway but for actors — so, not like Jersey Shore or anything like that.

        The problem is that during that very same show he talked about masturbating to pictures of corpses as a method to get into the character of Jeffrey Dahmer.

        I don’t think he’s handling his fame well. He says one thing, then proceeds to do the opposite — I find it hilarious that he talks about not “doing bar fights”, then mentions TWO bar fights he’s had. I mean, WTF?

  17. Flim says:

    The Adam Lambert eye makeup isn’t doing him any favors…

  18. YEP_ITS_HER says:

    His eye make up in this shoot is distracting.

  19. Zvonk says:

    It’s a well known fact that one of the downsides of fame is having your privacy invaded. So I hate reading complaints from celebrities on this issue.

    Having said that, at least Jeremy Renner tries to keep his private and professional lives separate. You don’t see him parading his dates at premieres and award shows. Too many celebrities are more than happy to use their private lives for publicity. They’ll talk endlessly about their relationship, pose for magazine spreads with their significant others. He doesn’t

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Exactly but I just don’t understand why people care either way. Why does it matter? Nobody should feel forced to come out of the closet. I just feel like the implication with gay speculation is that if he’s gay then that makes him different somehow (in a negative way) so then no wonder he wants to keep that shit quiet-because people obviously seem to take issue with it.

  20. Bite me says:

    Ugh I hate to give any love to that smug SOB Clooney , but I loved his response to the gay question

  21. me says:

    Awfully angry….chill out! Why on earth would you use Tom Cruise as an adviser in article trying to diffuse your sexuality.

    Also what straight man buys a home w/ a “guy friend” as a investment… buy a multi unit property or put in a LLC to keep owners names private…DUH.

    Why talk about a relationship w/a girl if you want to keep your private life private. Hypocrite

  22. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    I would be pissed off too if there were constantly rumors and gossip about my sexual orientation. I don’t care about other people sexlife, what goes down in your bedroom is non of my business.

    So straight or gay – he’s f*cking hot!!! Have a crush on him since Pink’s “Trouble” video. He has this rough appeal that I totally fall for.

  23. kit says:

    Am neutral on this guy.
    I do get the idea that he goes out of his way to keep his life private so I respect that.
    Of course that only stands until there are staged pap pics and PR play

  24. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Oh my god..seriously when will the gay speculation stop. So offensive all around. If he’s gay-do you give a shit? If you do, then you probably have some serious issues yourself. Are you implying something is wrong with him being gay? Or is it just a problem that he “may” be gay and he hasn’t come out? Seriously, it’s nobody’s effin business. IT IS IRRELEVANT, people. He never made it a point to talk about it, in fact he’s made it really clear that he is in the business because he loves acting. He probably sounds pissed off because he’s just fed up with all you people speculating. Personally, that would piss me off too-whether it’s true or not, the fact that people constantly speculate and even put him in a position where he has to clarify his sexuality when it is NOBODY’s business. Yeah I know he’s famous-so what? That means he should be forced to declare his sexual orientation in EVERY interview? I wish people would just realize how offensive/disrespectful the whole *speculation on sexuality* is.

    And this applies speculation of all people in the public eye. Just find another hobby, people…

  25. The Original Mia says:

    Love Jeremy. Don’t know nor care if he is gay. He says he isn’t and that’s good enough for me. Dude does things for me. I think he’s a hot, little pocket rocket. Can’t wait for Avengers & Bourne Legacy.

  26. Ycnan says:

    I have no idea if he is gay or not, nor do I really care. However, he doesn’t want you to talk about his personal life (gets very upset and I don’t really blame him or any celeb), but in the next paragraph talks about his long term relationships….huh?

    • Trek Girl says:

      He’s explaining his situation by giving background information.

      People are questioning his relationships and sexuality, so he is giving some background information about it so that people will understand him a little more. This interview will also be on the internet, so when people search for his past relationships or sexuality, this interview will be there to answer the questions and give background information.
      This is normal and actually one of the best things to do when people are not understanding you or are making things up about you.

  27. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Jeremy looks a bit like that old fellow Courtney Stodden is married to.

  28. Nan209 says:

    Where he grew up, is where I am from (Central Valley of California) and it’s a good ol’ boy world. Getting attacked because you don’t fit the image of manly isn’t unusual. You have to learn to give as good as you get.

    I hope he is able to maintain his private life. I quit the acting thing because I got to the point where you have to put up or shut up and the idea of selling my soul just curdled my heart. I like my privacy – A LOT.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      You made the point very well, you quit. You decided your privacy was more important than acting. I would probably make the same decision. NOYB.

      HOWEVER – if he wants to be in big blockbusters with Tom Cruise and RDJ he has to put up or shut up. People wonder. People not in the public eye get asked all the time. “What do you do?” “Do you have kids?” “Are you married?” “Do you have a BF?” My bete noir is the nail girl vs. the Hollywood Reporter but it is what it is. I had no clue who he was until my mom dragged me to see MI:4 over Christmas. I also didn’t know he was “short” or “hobbity” since he was in a movie with Tom Cruise. I’m not being snarky – he looked tall in that movie. Now I have to ask – how tall is he?

  29. M3l says:

    A mere six figures?!

    I’m know that’s not a lot compared to the five million for the Bourne movie but geez, most of us would be pretty bloody happy with it.

  30. Delouise says:

    He is one of my fav actors, can’t wait to see him in The Avengers and him doing promotion with RDJ, and Mark Ruffalo.
    3 very talented guys in one room!!!

  31. shaboo says:

    i dont care if hes gay or not. I don’t really like the sense of pride he has in this ”choking out’ business.

    He seems very aggressive in the way he speaks too

  32. Tamiko says:

    Of all the awesomeness in this article, this whole comment thread has been about “OMG gay/not gay!” I would rather comment on how deliciously aggressive and screwed up he seems to be ’cause that’s actually interesting. I would love to hang out & party with him because I know it wouldn’t be boring!

  33. merc says:

    I love him and I don’t think he’s gay (but don’t care if he is), but he talks quite a bit about his personal life in those excerpts. For example, I did not know about his ex or why it ended until now. Some people (not anyone here) might not have been aware of the gay rumors until they read this. Where does it end? If I were him, I’d tell them from the outset no personal questions and be done with it.

  34. bubbles says:

    who cares if he is gay. what I wanna know is is he really a hobbit and does he live in a shire?

  35. ZenB!tch says:

    He’s 38, dating a 23 year old and he is upset that all she cares about are her headshots? Hello? I guess he was never 23. I was 23 once. That is what I was like.

    I was watching The Hills once with my BFF of 21 years – half our lives and I said “we weren’t that bad when we first met, were we?” She paused, watched a little more and said “Yes, we were – well except for that Heidi chick we were that bad!”

    If he wants maturity he should date someone his own age.

  36. Playlist says:

    It’s not offensive to wonder or ask if someone is gay. It’s only offensive if you don’t respect the person for being gay, whether it’s assumed or a reality. There is a huge difference between being a homophobe and being curious or interested to know about a public figure. A public figure that wants (and needs) our attention.

    Until society (both heterosexuals and homosexuals) can get past their issues over even asking if someone is gay, as if it’s no big deal, then we can never move to the actual point that being gay IS no big deal. Both sides are to blame for being too scared to face the fact that avoiding the topic isn’t helping anyone.

    When I ask someone if they are gay, I’m not asking about their sex life. I’m asking what their lifestyle choice is so I can better understand them as a person. It is not any different than asking if someone is married, has children, is American, Vegan, Adopted, Jewish, Left-handed or Republican.

    I could flip over to any number of subjects today and see many of you criticizing whether someone has had surgery vs. weight loss, or whether they have had work done on their face or whether their breasts are real, or finding fault with what they are wearing or who they are dating. All of it is an invasion of privacy, and yet we still do it. Celebrities are just as curious about their fellow celebrities. Being a celebrity automatically opens up the scrutiny on every aspect of their life, and anyone in the business has to know that or drop out. It’s part of the package. If you seek attention from the public, you can’t complain when you get it just because it wasn’t what you wanted.

    • Ruffian9 says:

      “It’s not offensive to wonder or ask if someone is gay.”

      To ask? Yes, it is. It’s none of your damn business. If it’s ‘no big deal’ as you say, then why do you need to know?

      “When I ask someone if they are gay, I’m not asking about their sex life. I’m asking what their lifestyle choice is…”

      Um, you DO know that a person’s sexuality is not a ‘lifestyle choice’, don’t you? Also, still none of your business.

      • Playlist says:

        Do you know that it is a fact that almost half of gay couples don’t have sexual intercourse? It’s still a lifestyle choice for them. Educate yourself and you won’t be so threatened or hostile about it.

        I have never been offended when someone asks if I’m gay (I’m not) nor have I ever had anyone (gay or not) offended when I ask them. If someone wants to say yes, then the conversation is much more relaxed because they can talk more openly. It’s their choice. And it’s my choice to ask because it’s 2012, not 1960, and I am comfortable with whatever answer they give.

        I also live in L.A., and date. There are a lot of gay men (and married men) that date women, so it’s one of the first things I ask. Just because a guy is gay doesn’t mean I can’t still get to know him as a friend. But a straight female can fall for a gay guy without knowing they are gay. It’s a two way street that calls for honesty upfront.

    • imani says:

      It IS offesnsive 2 ask. Jbc ur curious doesnt entitle u 2 the right 2 an answer. Do u know who has a right 2 ask? The person sharing his bed or trying 2 get in his pants! Paying 2 c his movies doesn’t entitle us 2 his private thoughts and preferences. If he wanted 2 share he would!
      How can we not question the intent when strangers need 2 know who u sleep with? Its like someone asking me if I’m racially mixed or biracial..why does it matter and why do u need 2 know? how does that help u understand me? I’m ME…I’m not a color and I’m not who i chose 2 sleep with so unless its directly relevant asking certain questions r an invasion of privacy. If we’re discussing politics,u can ask if I’m republican.some ppl hold political views sacred but some ppl consider their sex lives a little more private so asking is rude!

  37. Jordan says:

    Thou dost protest too much! I liked George Clooney’s response to the gay question much better and it makes him seem more manly b/c he has the confidence to not get his panties in a wad over people thinking he might be. Although he’s a good enough actor, Renner doesn’t do anything for me. Meh.

  38. I Choose Me says:

    “I don’t want to be a good celebrity, a good f—ing star. I want to be a good human being.”

    Okay I officially love him now. Saw a twitter pic of him sitting with his hand up some girl’s dress at what looked like some kind of a party. Don’t think he’s gay but whatever.

  39. Jenne Frisby says:

    Obviously this is late, but I just had to chime in on “Renner is a real man– he has sun damage” (paraphrase). When I see a man with friend skin, I don’t think it makes him look masculine. I do think that he is an idiot for getting badly burned repeatedly, isn’t responsible with his body, and will probably get skin cancer.
    That sentence is bizarre to me, Kaiser, especially as you’re often giving the ladies a hard time for unhealthy habits.

    If he’s not gay, great. If he is gay… well, that would actually make him more interesting. But I saw him at my gym once and he’s definitely into the ladies.

  40. Gossip girl says:

    I have a friend who partied with him in Prague. Jeremy enjoyed dancing the night away with a female friend of hers. For the record, I would “dance” with Jeremy any day.

  41. ViloDeMenus says:

    The only problem with his statement is that he’s very financially enmeshed with a man he owns property with, several times over before he thought to put everything into trusts. That’s how it all started in the first place. Why would you own and live with a man, never date a women and have investments with this person and it not be a relationship? I’m fine with him being whatever he is, he’s a terrific actor but if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, chances are it’s actually a duck. I wish him well, and hope he doesn’t do something stupid like an arranged marriage to continue to think that’s the only way the public will accept him as a leading man, or action hero. We are past that time of forcing people/actors into closets. Talent will carry him.

  42. ichsi says:

    I found him hot way back, before he was famous (i know i’m going to sound all hipster, but it’s true :) ) Remember the video to Pink’s ‘Trouble’? He played the evil Sheriff, all with black cowboy clothes and guyliner. H O T. He was so memorable that i recognised him in his CSI episode (as a greasemonkey)
    But the more interviews I read about him the more he strikes me as douchey. Very macho, very agressive. I will continue to watch him, because i think he’s a very good actor but my attraction to him is definitely not the same anymore.

  43. imani says:

    I think he is a bit on the aggressive side. He’s had a rough 15 yrs before hitting it big. He’s been on the outisde watching talentless slobs get famous for reality garbage and actors who trash good careers all the while he can’t make ends meet! He’s got a bit of a chip on his shoulder but with that it sounds like he’s still humbled by his current success! He’sfamous& now folks her calling him gay which can still hurt ur career in some circles..its ridiculous but true. We haven’t eveolved that much that big studios want their action heros 2 be out of the closet gay! Sad but true!he’s also got no finesse 4 dealing with the press..he needs a good mentor and God! Pls don’t take any advice from tom cruise! He’s likened 2 the titanic when it comes 2 pr image! He needs 2 sit at the feet of greats like george clooney and others like matt damon who’ve done a pretty awesome job of keeping the pirannahs at bay. Getting nasty only fans the flames. He needs 2 learn HOW 2 take the high road and how 2 manipulate the media into leaving him alone…he needs a thicker skin 2 and needs 2 learn how turn a deaf ear. …like someone once told me ” they talked about Jesus…”so what hope do u have that they won’t talk abt u? Lol! Jeremy !just brush ya shoulder off!”.

  44. Karen says:

    For those of you thinking he’s gay, look up Jes Macellan. He dated and lived with her for almost 5 years and they broke up over a year ago. He doesn’t live with his business partner, though he did when they both were homeless and lived in the houses they flipped. They now have their own homes. As for the guyliner, when pictures are taken for magazines, THEY make you up, same with videos. The magazines also photoshop and airbrush the pictures. I feel for these guys who, because they’re sexy or women find them attractive, they get labeled gay. Hugh Jackman is another one. Oh, I care if someone thinks I’m a lesbian. I have enough trouble dating men, I don’t need that hurdle too.