April 23, 2024
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Clay Aiken Gay: Proud Gay Father Discusses His Sexuality!

Clay Aiken Gay

Participants who appear in talent shows, especially America’s Got Talent and American Idol, become a center of buzz in the future. The exact situation is with Clay Aiken. He gained prominence after being on the stage of the American Idol Season 2 in 2003. This well-known singer and actor has excelled in various other fields as well. Apart from being a famous TV personality, Aiken is quite active in the political world and works as an activist too. Well, his political career has made him appear in headlines many a time. In addition, his songs and albums earned him popularity among the audience. But, besides this, the singer is trending on the internet concerning a different concern, i.e., sexuality. For a while now, people are wondering whether or not Clay Aiken Gay or straight. Here’s what we know about it!

   

The popular personality was born in Raleigh, North California, on November 30, 1978. Since his early childhood days, he has been interested in singing and participated in various local theatres, school choirs, and church choirs. Talking about his professional career, in brief, Clay was the runner-up of the second season of American Idol. He then released a couple of albums and was successful in selling millions of copies all around the world. Surprisingly, Aiken is in the fourth position in terms of the highest-selling American Idol alumnus. Moreover, the 44-year-old traveled to different parts of the world to support and promote his albums. During the mid-2010s, the celebrity became an active figure in politics. In 2014, Clay became the candidate of the Democratic party in the midterm elections.

Is Clay Aiken Gay? What Did The Celebrity Reveal Publicly?

It takes a lot of courage to open up about his sexuality when all the eyes are upon you. This could have been the probable situation with Clay Aiken, also. In 2008, the American Idol star appeared on the cover page of People Magazine, which acted as a public revelation of his sexuality. He was clicked holding his infant son in his arms, and the headline read, ‘Yes, I’m gay.’ Moreover, the politician opened up about his son, Parker Foster Aiken. Aiken said that Parker was born as a result of in-vitro fertilization with a friend Jaymes Foster. Claymates, Aiken’s fans, welcomed his decision and appreciated the public admission.

The multiplatinum recording artist has been the subject of rumors claiming him to be gay. Following the picture on the magazine cover, things seem to settle down. Earlier, in an interview with the Associated Press, Clay said that he did not feel like answering such rumors to the entire public. Well, according to the media reports, the Raleigh-born actor and singer mentioned him being gay in front of his family members. Aiken reminisced about an incident where he confronted his mom about the issue in a car.

On the other hand, a spokesperson for People neither confirmed Clay Aiken was gay nor denied the fact for the same. However, the magazine issued a public statement that said that the media house could confirm that Clay Aiken and his son appeared on the cover and revealed some details about the complete story. Following this, he was continuously questioned about the same, but he dodged such queries. American Idol Season 2 runner-up commented that his sexuality had nothing to do with other’s business. Besides this, there is another incident where Clay regarded such questions as really rude.

Is Clay Aiken Married?

Before diving into his current relationship status, let us have a look at his previous linkups. Well, The Celebrity Apprentice fame star never opened up about his relationships publicly. However, some media reports suggest that he was romantically involved with Reed Kelly. Both of them dated each other from 2008 until 2010, when they broke up. Further, his name was linked to Devin Finn. However, their timeline is not known to the people. Later on, Clay was reported to have been dating a theatre actor, Jeff Walters. But, their relationship fell apart in 2011.

Clay Aiken Gay
Clay Aiken

After breaking up with Jeff, Clay has not said anything about his personal life. But, if you have been following him on Instagram, he posted a picture with Thayne Jasperson. However, it is not clear whether or not they are romantically linked. Nonetheless, it is safe to assume that Clay Aiken is not married.

Ruben Studdard And Clay Aiken Celebrate 20 Years Of Their Friendship!

Both Ruben and Clay appeared in The Tamron Hall show, where they gathered their memories from the 2003’s American Idol. These two are already enjoying being fathers, but the singers are also celebrating their years-long friendship. Studdard won the sophomore season of American Idol, while Aiken finished in second place. Despite competing against each other, the celebrities have enjoyed a good time off-stage as well. Over the years, their friendship has evolved, and they have shared memorable incidents backstage too.

Clay Aiken Gay
Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard

Moreover, Ruben Studdard is gained more prominence in the industry after bagging a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Superstar.’ After winning the title of the American Idol, he released seven studio albums. Interestingly, the 44-year-old singer has excelled more in his recording career. About a decade ago, Ruben was cast as a contestant on a show titled, ‘The Biggest Loser.’ Talking about his acting career, the personality was spotted in various TV series, including 8 Simple Rules, All Od Us, and many others. Stay Tuned to TECH RADAR 247 for more updates and entertaining stories!

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