Adam Lambert has a hot boyfriend (update: pics)

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has not “officially” come out to the public at large. Some critics say that he’s afraid to confirm his sexuality for fear of hurting his fledgling career, while others think that even though Adam has never said “I’m gay,” he certainly isn’t trying to keep it a secret. Even Kara DioGuardi doubts that Adam was ever actually in the closet. In his real life, sources say, the KISS-loving goth balladeer is very out and very proud. In fact, if you watched the show and saw a rather delicious-looking, dark-haired young man sitting with Adam’s parents, then you caught a glimpse of his boyfriend. Sources say the couple are getting serious.

Flamboyant Adam Lambert – the guyliner-wearing Goth who was heavily favored to win American Idol – has found love! Adam is making beautiful music with 24-year-old artist and interior designer Drake LaBry, say sources.

TV audiences and the entire entertainment world were stunned when super-talented 27-year-old singer was beaten by Arkansas native Kris Allen, 23, in the “Idol” finals – but Adam couldn’t be happier.

“He wants to settle down with Drake,” a show insider told the Enquirer. “Adam figures that if he had taken the top spot, it would have ultimately jeopardized his relationship with Drake.”

The San Diego singing sensation was introduced to Louisiana native Drake months ago by mutual friends, divulged the source.

“The two immediately fell in love. Adam was just not ready to come out publicly because he likes to keep his fans guessing about his sexual preference.”

[From The National Enquirer print version, June 8, 2009]

I don’t think anyone is still in the dark or “guessing” about Adam’s sexuality. But even so, it’s up to Adam whether or not he states, once and for all, that he’s gay. Maybe he thinks it shouldn’t be an issue and he’d rather have people focus on his talent. Anyway, Drake certainly hasn’t been in hiding – he’s been seen in the “Idol” studio audience each week, and according to the article, Adam introduces him as “my boy.”

Adam recently introduced Drake to his fellow contestants over dinner at an Olive Garden in Burbank, where he referred to Drake affectionately as “my boy,” revealed the source. He also brought Drake as his date to a recent “Idol” press party.

“Adam is hoping to bring Drake along when he goes on the nationwide tour with the other ‘Idol’ contestants,” said the source.

After the finale, Adam was asked point blank if he’d “like to put to rest all the speculation about your sexuality?”

But the show-stopping singer remained coy. “I like speculation,” he said. “I think it keeps things interesting.”

It’s a tough call. I’m not gay, so I have no idea what it’s like to constantly be questioned about it like Adam has. I think he’s handling it quite well- with a healthy dose of humor. But I do wonder if maybe the “Idol” producers have specifically told Adam that he isn’t allowed to come out. It did seem strange at the finale that Kris Allen’s wife was interviewed and prominently featured, but Ryan Seacrest went out of his way to avoid speaking to Drake, who was standing right next to Adam’s parents during an interview. Somehow, I can’t help but feel that if Adam did publicly reveal his sexuality, he might open some doors for young gay entertainers out there.

Update by Celebitchy: Sorry for not including pics of Drake! I put the photos up for MSat and was being lazy and forgetful on a Friday night. Here are some pics of the guy, thanks to VoteForTheWorst

Adam Lambert is shown on 5/26/09. Credit: Diane Cohen/Fame Pictures

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  1. Renee says:

    Proclamations of hotness without photographic evidence! Shenanigans!

  2. Carrie says:

    Why does there need to be such focus on whether someone is gay or straight?? It shouldn’t matter. When someone tells me they are gay, I smile and tell them my preferred sexual position. Most often when I do this they look at me funny. Since they thought I would be interested in knowing how they like to have sex, I figured I would share with them how I like to have sex. It’s 2009; I think it is just ridiculous that there is so much focus on the sexuality of others.

  3. RobN says:

    This post is useless without pictures.

  4. orion70 says:

    he’s goth?? lol

  5. Cinderella says:

    Where’s the boyfriend?

    If he is hot, Clay will be even more envious.

  6. Ana says:

    One day, no one will care who is gay or straight. One day…

  7. Danielle says:

    I have to agree with you, Carrie. It’s ridiculous. If he didn’t kill my favorite songs with a chainsaw I might actually buy his music. Other than that, I don’t care who he has sex with or how serious they’re getting.

  8. SW says:

    I swear, I honest to goodness can’t get the big deal about people being gay. It really lights a fire under me. I’m a straight female. You are who you are, you like who you like, you love who you love. Plain and simple, no two ways about it. Until same-sex people are allow to marry all of this equal-rights stuff is really bullshit. We see how long it took for black people and females to just basically ‘get their foot in the door’. It is 2009 folks – would be such a shame for gays and lesbians to have to spend that much time to get equal rights.
    I do think Lambert is gay but really, so what and big freaking deal. I wish him every single little bit of success and hope that he can keep his head on straight in that crazy world called show-biz.

  9. Seven says:

    I think he’s adorable and gay or not i agree with other posters, he deserves success and love regardless if its love by a man or a woman.

  10. kristin says:

    It is annoying, to be constantly asked if you are gay or a lesbian. It shouldn’t even matter.

  11. ChristinaT says:

    he has gorgeous eyes… but really needs to apply some chapstick :/

  12. It would be great if all of this didn’t matter. But news is news. Either way this guy is going to be a huge success.

  13. Bellatrix says:

    Primo, I think it is unbearable we are still living in a world where you have to address your sexual orientation. Straight people are just straight, as though it is the way all people are born. Gay are still considered to derive from that “initial” (and false) status. So they have to “come out”.

    Secundo, Adam Lambert was ever in the closet? I have never ever followed American Idol or the French version of it. Couldn’t care. Don’t even own a television at home. But when I got a link from a friend with his audition, I was hooked. Some hate him, which I can understand, but others absolutely love him.
    However, I’ve never heard him deny anything regarding his sexuality. And he wears that dark nail polish and the eyeliner (I hate the term “guyliner”: it IS the same stuff as traditionally worn by women) with pride… It occurs to me he never considered talking about his sexual preferences on a singing contest.

    And finally, I’d love to get INTO his closet. That boy has some style and I’m sure he has a few clothes I’d happily steal from him.

    However, he seems to be taking this speculation (which shouldn’t exist to begin with) with a great sense of humour. I saw this segment of a show that is to air tonight in the States and it is pure comedy about “the” question:

  14. MSat says:

    Sorry for not having pics- I suggest watching video footage from the show. His boyfriend is at every performance, and he’s extremely good looking.

  15. Linda says:

    I have seen Drake a few times there with Adams parents, BUT his handsome brother
    Neil is also in the photos a lot!

  16. paige says:

    carrie: very funny… i love it… can i use it? i agree with everyone, it shouldn’t matter and i hope he finds the right medium to showcase his phenomenal talent!

  17. Linda says:


  18. Anna says:

    I found his photo

    So hot…. Why all the hot guys have to be either gay or already married –;

  19. s.a.r.a.h. says:

    I saw Drake’s pic in facebook and I can say that he’s pretty hot. He and Adam would make a pretty couple..Good on you, Adam!

  20. vampicorn says:

    Wow, you say you’re straight and don’t know what it’d be like, but you handle this topic better and smarter than a lot of gay people I see mouthing off about it all over the internet.

    And Drake is SUPER hot. I never noticed the interview footage you did where Seacrest seemed to deliberately ignore him, but I’d be curious to watch it.

  21. willow says:

    I believe that when you are a fan; you just want to know everything about the person. Whether they are a blond what their favorite things are love life etc… I try not to judge fans. The haters have a lot to learn.

  22. gg says:

    willow, I tend to agree – while I don’t watch the show, I love finding out more information about people and frankly I love it that he feels he doesn’t have to hide a large part of himself from view.

    How different this guy is to pissy Clay Aiken, who screwed himself by lying repeatedly to the press and his fans – he specifically said “no” that he was not gay – that set the equality movement back a ways in my eyes.

    It’s so refreshing to me that this guy can just be who he is and I like him alot because of it. I will probably even check him out now because of his honesty.

    My point is, I think he’s an inspiration to people to not hide and lie about themselves. I’m fully aware he might not want to be a poster boy, but in this day and age with the internet, that’s just how it is now, like it or not.

    And if you’re not ashamed of who you are – you don’t lie about it and people respect that. Nobody likes liars.

  23. Robyn says:

    are there no straight idols anymore – or at least men??? This is stupid.

  24. Tammy King says:

    OK, they real mystery here is that they’re in Los Angeles and they eat at THE OLIVE GARDEN!!!

  25. Tammy King says:

    Sorry I meant “the” not “they”

  26. Josie says:

    Who cares?

  27. sarah says:

    Oooh, he’s pretty hot.

  28. mollination says:

    Damn! I wish those two could have babies, they’d be so gorgeous!

    On a seperate note, I wish those two were bi and looking for a girl 😉 Sexy.

  29. JustMe says:

    His man is really attractive – good for him.

  30. lady_jay says:

    I don’t care what anybody says or thinks, but I thank God that he did not win American Idol. We cannot have our children looking up to people like that and thinking that the crap is okay.

  31. Ana says:

    Without all that horrible eye liner you can see his pretty eyes! Less is more Adam!

  32. jennifer says:

    God controls American Idol? I never knew that!!! Your “people like that” was a nice touch, too. Excellent homophobia lady_jay, very impressive work!

    So anyway…Adam does nothing for me, but his boyfriend…*fanning face* Nice. Very nice. 😉

    It’s funny, no one asks you “So, are you straight?” and then hounds you non-stop “Come on, you’re straight, right? Are you straight? Why won’t you just admit you’re straight already? Come clean about your heterosexualtiy, the world needs to know!” He is handling it with a lot of grace and I give him a lot of credit for that. Sounds like he’s got a good head on his shoulders.

  33. Blondie says:

    It shouldn’t matter about his sexuality – as long as he is happy who cares!

    He is fantastic, was robbed at the final. Go Adam!!!

    Lady-Jay, hope that was a (bad taste) joke comment, otherwise you are in need of serious mind broadening. Stupid ignorant comment from a small minded idiot.

  34. embertine says:

    Adam IS out. Just because he’s not banging on and on to everyone who’ll listen about his sexuality doesn’t mean he’s in the closet.

    Straight contestants don’t have to give interviews about their heterosexuality, do they?

  35. daisy424 says:

    @Jennifer although I don’t agree with a single word of Lady_jay’s comment, using the term ‘homophobia’ in your attack is pejorative.
    As you put it; very impressive work! Not.

    I think Adam is a very intelligent and talented man. I agree with MSat; He handles himself well.
    I will add without vitriol when people might disagree with his views. Class act.

  36. Almondo says:

    Lady_Jay what if your child turned out to be gay? God could be Gay himself. Gay people will save the planet that is ruined from so many straight people breeding like rabbits. Check out that Duggar family!

  37. cakes says:

    If sexuality is no big deal, why bring it up at all? Gay or straight its no ones business but your own. I’m just as icked out when my gay friends talk about their encounters as I am when my straight friends talk about theirs. How about we all keep it to ourselves?

  38. Mmm he is hot just like Adam Lambert.

  39. Salmypal says:

    Frankly I’m glad to see all the fuss over wether Adam is gay or not. That way I get to see him being interviewed. I don’t care if he is gay or striate, I just get a kick watching him. He has great talent, very easy on the eye, great sense of humor, and his rumored boyfriend looks like a great guy. When I watched the show week to week I thought Drake was Adams brother. Adam and Drake do look very much like family. I’m Striate and have great friends that are gay and lesbian. I find they are some of the best people to be around. They are usually very kind, fun, smart, talented people that make the best kind of friends. Congrats. to Adam and Drake.

  40. RainbowEyes says:

    Just so you know, the guy standing with Adam’s parents at the finale was his brother, Neil. Drake has been at the tapings but only sometimes does he sit in the designated/televised “friends & family” seats.
    This is Drake with Adam’s family:
    And this, again, is Neil in the audience:
    There is a picture of Neil & Drake together in the audience somewhere but I can’t find it.

  41. jennifer says:

    @ daisy424 – “attack”? It certainly was not an attack. A response heavily laden with sarcasm? Sure. But not an attack. And I stand by the homophobia statement.

  42. JUSTINE says:

    I love Adam he rocks. The reason y he lost was he said he was gay the night before the winner was announced. If he wouldn’t of said he was gay he would’ve won cause once people heard he was gay alot of people changed there mind and voted for Kris. I knew when everyone found out he was gay they thought he shouldn’t win cause he doesn’t like girls that is exactly y people changed there mind. I didn’t care that he was gay i like him for who he was. alot of people want people to win on American idol that are good looking and perfect and is straight not bi or gay. It shouldn’t matter if hes gay he is an amazing singer and he deserved to win. GO ADAM I LOVE YA!!!!

  43. daisy424 says:

    Jennifer, your comment was certainly an a attack. By lacing it with your idea of ‘sarcasm’ doesn’t change the tone/meaning, nor make it less abusive or demeaning.

    By reiterating the term ‘homophobia’, makes my point, your comment=attack.

  44. adspt100 says:

    Sooooo Happy for Adam! No wonder he always says he wants a house. It’s for his Drake. LOVE Adam!!!!!!!!!!

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