12 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Kids' Sexuality (PHOTOS)

Dwyer Frame | Feb 15, 2016 Celebrities

Gay, straight, bi — when it comes to sexuality, these 12 stars have voiced their support for whatever choices their children make. With so much hate in the world today, it's kind of refreshing to see celebrities letting their children be who they want to be.  

Read on to learn about how these 12 celebrities feel about the choices their children have made, and what they hope for when their kids get older. 


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  • Adele

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    It doesn't matter to Adele if her son is gay or not, telling Time magazine, "I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be, or what movies he likes… Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.”

  • Billy Ray Cyrus

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    Just don't break her achy breaky heart! Billy Ray Cyrus just wants his daughter Miley Cyrus to be happy, saying, "We've always been very open-minded… Listen, it's all about love and light. Forget the negativity and the haters."

  • Kelly Clarkson

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    With a daughter, River Rose, and a son on the way, Kelly Clarkson doesn't care if her children are gay (she has two step-children as well). She just wants them to be happy in love, stating, "You know, as long as she’s happy, I don’t care either way, and neither does my husband. And we have two other kids as well, and we don’t care either way for all of them.”

  • Olivia Wilde

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    She's hopeful that her son with Jason Sudeikis won't have to worry about labels with sexuality: "My hope is that my son, by the time he’s my age, doesn’t recognize a world in which we’re stuck in definitions others put upon us."

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  • Johnny Depp

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    After his daughter, Lily Rose, revealed she was sexually fluid, Depp came out to say how proud he was of her and the great influence she will have on all of her followers and fans. 

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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    After Gwyneth Paltrow started archiving her clothing for her daughter Apple, Paltrow thought, what if her daughter is a lesbian and doesn't like any of them? It turns out Apple has her mother's eye for style. "So if she's a lesbian, she's a lipstick lesbian. She doesn't like anything avant-garde at all. She likes anything that's pretty, pretty, pretty or has a bow or a ruffle or is pink," Paltrow has said.

  • Angelina Jolie-Pitt

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    Her daughter Shiloh is often spotted wearing boyish clothes, and Angelina is happy to embrace her style and personal choices and help her achieve the look. "She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."

  • Kate Winslet

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    During an interview, the Oscar winner recalled a conversation in which she let her son know that she doesn't care which way his sexuality goes: "'One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling. Which would you prefer?' And I said 'My Love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn't make any difference to me.'"

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  • Cher

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    We love how honest Cher was about her daughter, Chastity, transitioning to a man, Chaz, admitting it wasn't easy: "Oh yes, I had a hard time. I didn’t have a hard time in the beginning when Chaz came to see me and told me, 'This is what I want to do.' I said, 'Well, if you’re miserable, then you’ve got to do it.' But then as it was starting to happen, you know, it’s a strange change for a mother to go through."

  • Magic Johnson

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    Basketball legend Magic Johnson is proud of his gay son, E.J. Johnson, one of the stars of the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. "As I told him, I said, 'E.J., I love you, so I'm going to support you no matter what.' And I think it made him feel good -- because it's one thing with Mom. And it was another thing with me, because he wanted my approval. He wanted my support."

  • Ally Sheedy

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    Both her mother, Charlotte Sheedy, and daughter, Rebecca Lansbury, are gay, so Sheedy is very open with their sexuality. "There wasn't a day when I thought, 'Oh, now my daughter is gay!' It's just a part of life. It's like, 'Here's mom and here's mom's life' and 'Here's Rebecca and here's Rebecca's life.' I can't imagine things being any different."

  • R. Kelly

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    When R. Kelly's son, Jay, came out as transgender, Kelly released a statement: "You save money so your kids can go to college -- no matter what they are or who they are. They're your kids, you gotta support them."

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