Is Elton John Gay or Bisexual? What’s His Sexual Orientation?

Elton John, an English singer, pianist, composer, and one of the best-selling music artists in the center of your attraction because of his sexuality.

Is Elton John Gay or Bisexual? What's his actual sexuality?
Elton John by Ernst Vikne licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Many of you want to know if he is gay or bisexual. Here, go through this article to know what he said about his sexuality from time to time!

Due to his activities, he sometimes seemed to be gay, sometimes bisexual. But let’s find out the actual one!

Is Elton John Gay or Bisexual?

In 1976 while giving an interview with Rolling Stone, Elton John expressed himself as bisexual. But he has conveyed himself as gay since 1988 after his divorce from Blauel.

Later in 1992, at another interview of Rolling Stone, John said he was pretty comfortable about being gay. But if we analyze his love life relationships and marriages, it will be quite clear that he was interested in women at the beginning years of his life.

In late 1960, John was engaged to a female, his first lover Linda Woodrow. Somehow John ended up the relationship before two weeks of their planned wedding! In 1970, John started his first gay relationship with John Reid.

This relationship ended up five years later. Surprisingly, from 1983 to 1987, he was married to Renate Blauel for four years.

Regarding this marriage, John said, “

She was the classiest woman I’ve ever met, but it wasn’t meant to be. I was living a lie.”

This statement clearly indicates that he was already sure about his sexuality by that time. Later, he married a gay guy and had a happy married life.

What’s his sexual orientation?

Though in the early days of Elton John’s life, he was not so sure about his sexual orientation as per his relationships, he is now married to a gay husband.

So, to be specific for now, it seems like he is gay. In an interview, Elton said, “I was attracted to David immediately.” From 2005 to 2014, Elton was in a civil partnership with David Furnish, who is 15 years younger than him.

They married on December 21, 2014, as soon as same-sex marriage was legalized in the United Kingdom. They are now together for almost 30 years and are happily married lives.

They are now proud fathers of two kids Zachary and Elijah. This obviously proves that John is of gay sexuality.


John’s view about gay rights and his own sexuality has changed over time. Like, in 2008, he opined that he likes civil partnerships for gay people.

But during 2012, he changed his view and became a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom.

Moreover, he continues to be a champion for LGBT social with the belief that his marriage to David was a cover for his homosexuality.

John also came over with the Gay movement worldwide

and was always vocal about same-sex marriage. So, it can be expressed now that Elton John has finally settled himself as a gay after all the years of exploring!

Write Comment :