6 Lesbian Celebrities Who Dated a Man Before Coming Out
When YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen came out as gay in June 2015, many people were shocked. You see, the 27 year old had always been pretty open about her dating history, and even was in a very public relationship with a male YouTuber not long before making the announcement.
But while the beauty guru’s news thew millions for a loop, it definitely wasn’t the first time an assumed straight star who had been with guys in the past came out as homosexual. In fact, Ingrid’s case was simply one of the most recent instances of this happening, with many other famous lesbians dating (and even marrying!!) dudes while they were still figuring out their true identities.
Before this YouTube star came out in June 2015, she had two very public relationships with a men, and even said she dated "lots and lots" of guys. "I feel like really, really lucky because the last man that I was with and will ever be with has just been so kind and respectful and supportive through all of this," she said about her ex Christopher Erwin. "I can care about a man, but I cannot be in love with a man and I cannot give myself fully and completely to a man — physically, emotionally — because it's just not in my nature."
Another one of Ingrid's exes and fellow YouTube stars, Luke Conard, was also incredibly supportive of the beauty guru's announcement and tweeted, "Wow just heard the news about Ingrid. All I can say is that I'm so happy for and proud of her being able to find her true self."