Bruno Mars is one of the most popular singers of the last decade. His tracks such as Just the Way You Are, Uptown Funk, and Grenade have become iconic hits. Mars is also an extremely talented songwriter and musician. However, he likes to keep his personal life private. As a result, he is often the subject of rumors and speculation about his sexual orientation.
In particular, a series of rumors have popped up that suggest the singer is gay. These rumors have largely been debunked, but they haven’t stopped people from discussing them.
The first rumor about Bruno Mars came from CNN iReport, a subsection of the network that acts as a platform for “citizen journalists.” The website published a since-removed article that claimed the famous pop star had admitted his homosexuality to a Chicago radio station. The story quickly made the singer’s name a trending topic on Twitter. A second unnamed media outlet jumped on the bandwagon, according to GossipCop, and reported that Mars had admitted his homosexuality as part of an April Fools’ Day test to see how people would respond.
Mars’ rep has dismissed the claims as a complete lie. The singer has never publicly come out as gay and is in a long-term relationship with model Jessica Caban. Moreover, Mars has pointed out that he doesn’t appreciate being falsely characterized as a gay man. This has led him to make a point of rebutting such reports as they occur.