Since launching his country music career in the 1990s, Kenny Chesney has been the subject of various speculations regarding his personal life. One of the most prevalent concerns centers around his sexual orientation. In particular, questions about the singer's sexuality rose in 2005 when his marriage to actress Renee Zellweger ended after just four months. At the time, Zellweger cited "fraud" as the reason for their annulment, and many spectators interpreted that as a coded reference to Chesney's sexual orientation.
For several years, the country music superstar kept mum about these gay rumors and never addressed them directly. But eventually, he decided to clear the air and let everyone know that he is straight and has always been. He has also revealed that he does not think it's appropriate for people to assume someone's sexual orientation based on their dating history alone.
Although he has been linked to several women, including fellow musician Sara Evans, he has been romantically involved with Mary since 2012. While the couple prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye, there have been occasional sightings of them together. Despite this, they still remain a private pair who has managed to avoid letting their personal lives interfere with the success of their careers. This has served as a solid proof that Kenny is not gay. Moreover, his decision to remain silent about these rumors is an admirable trait as it reflects the fact that he believes that sexual orientation is not something to be judged by.