Is Jared Leto Gay and Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend?

Jared Leto is not gay going by the fact that he has exclusively dated women or has been rumored to be involved with only women (15 plus by our count). There are some suggestions that he might be bisexual. The eccentric actor and musician have been most recently linked with Russian supermodel Valery Kaufman. Although the pair did not publicly acknowledge their dating status, it appears that they were dating. A recent report, however, indicated that they might have broken up.  

The presumption that Jared Leto is gay has been fueled by the actor himself. His utterances, his presentation, the queer character he portrays in his movies, and his vocal support for the LGBTQ+ community have led to this conclusion. But true to Jared Leto’s character, he is not one to publicly declare which side he swings. He is okay with whatever you assume he is.

Is Jared Leto Gay, What is His Sexuality?

Is Jared Leto Gay? No, Jared Leto is not gay. So why are there questions about his sexuality? The actor himself first sparked rumors concerning his sexuality in a 2006 interview with America Online. There, he said he was “gay as a goose.” Upon further questioning, he compared himself to rock musician Morrissey. Morrissey is known for being vague about his sexuality. However, his publicist, Robin Baum, later came out to say that Jared was just kidding.


In another interview with FourTwoNine magazine in 2014, Jared said he didn’t mind being referred to as queer. For Jared, ‘queer’ meant ‘different.’ Jared Leto’s flair for gender non-conforming fashion and his outlandish creative expressions have also aroused suspicions as to his real sexuality. But then assuming that sexual orientation and gender expression are the same thing is a faulty claim.

Those aside, Jared Leto is also known for several portrayals of queer characters on the big screen. In the 2013 film, Dallas Buyers Club, he portrayed a trans woman Rayon, a drug-addicted and HIV+ transgender woman living in 1980s Texas.

Interestingly, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role. As if to confirm Jared Leto’s non-queer status, he was criticized by the LGBTQ+ community, who questioned why a cisgender actor would be allowed to play a transgender character.

In August 2020, he announced on social media that he would be playing Andy Warhol in an upcoming biopic. Andy Warhol is known to be openly gay and whose works have been influenced by the gay culture.

Jared Leto’s successful portrayal of queer characters can be explained by his love for method acting. As an actor, who loves to test the limits of his skills, Jared isn’t fazed by such projects. He embraces such roles and does justice to them because he is passionate about his craft.

Is Jared Leto Married?

No. Jared Leto is not yet married. In fact, he has never been married, but he has been in several heterosexual relationships. Jared was, however, once engaged to ex-fiancée Cameron Diaz. The couple never got to walk down the aisle, as they broke up before that could happen.

Who Is Jared Leto Dating?

Jared Leto was last associated with supermodel Valery Kaufman. According to a Cosmopolitan article published on 19th April 2022, Jared Leto and Valery Kaufman had been together for seven years. They were first seen together hanging out in New York City in 2015. Despite the rumors, the pair never openly acknowledged their relationship. However, sources claimed they started off as friends and were dating on a low key.

Jared Leto’s relationship with Valery Kaufman, which has been on and off for these seven years, seems to have ended according to ETonline. As reported by the news outlet, Jared Leto is currently single and dating around. And as for Valery Kaufman, she has a new man.

Highlight of Jared Leto’s Relationships

Now that we have explained away Jared Leto’s Gay status, let’s look at the women he has dated or is rumored to have dated;

Jared Leto and Soleil Moon Frye (1991)

In 1991, Jared Leto was spotted at the premiere of the romantic musical comedy Cool as Ice with American actress Soleil Moon Frye, sparking off a rumor that the two were romantically involved.

Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz (1999)

Despite a low-profile relationship, fans got to know that Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz began dating as far back as 1999. Furthermore, they were rumored to be engaged after Diaz was spotted wearing a $15,000 ring at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards. The relationship, however, ended that same year and Cameron Diaz later got married to Benji Madden.

Jared Leto and Scarlett Johansson (2004)

In early 2004, Scarlett Johansson dated Jared Leto in a short whirlwind romance. The lovebirds were even spotted exchanging kisses and being cozy on the street. Things ended a year later but the pair still remained close friends. They were again spotted at the 2012 Democratic National Convention holding hands and snapping selfies.

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Ashley Olsen and Jared Leto (2005)

Ashley Olsen was linked with Jared first in 2005 after they were spotted on a ‘date’ in Los Angeles. They were then spotted again in 2008 holding hands and making out at the Art of Elysium Gala in L.A. They were also spotted in 2012 having a flirtatious meal at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills. It is not clear, however, if the pair actually dated, were in an on-off friends-with-benefits relationship, or were just friends.

Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan (2006)

In 2006 Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan were linked when they worked together on the controversial John Lennon biopic Chapter 27. However, Jared said in an interview that he never spoke with Lindsay Lohan while on set as he was in character 24 hours a day.

Jared Leto and Paris Hilton (2008)

Paris Hilton and Jared Leto were photographed in 2008, making out at the Sundance Film Festival afterparty. Apparently, the two had a not-so-serious fling, which amounted to nothing at the end of the day. In fact, it wasn’t the first time the pair locked lips, the two also made out earlier in 2001.

Lydia Hearst and Jared Leto (2011)

Lydia Hearst and Jared were first linked together in 2008 when they were seen out and about in New York City. Turns out that the personal time they spent together was just as friends. In 2011, Jared captioned one of his selfies with her as “Me + my friend Lydia Hearst.”

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o (2014)

There is no denying that Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o share a special bond. The pair came to the limelight in early 2014 when they both won their first Oscars for their performances in Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave. Again when Jared won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor, he referred to Lupita as his future ex-wife in his acceptance speech.

However, according to Lupita, they only share a unique type of “intimacy” that “goes beyond dating rumors.” Contrary to rumors, the two never actually dated, but they are super close.

Jared Leto and Miley Cyrus (2014)

In early 2014, Jared Leto and Miley Cyrus were reported to be “hooking up.” Sources claimed that Miley even stayed over at Jared’s house and that the two have been acquainted for a while. The two obviously have common interests ranging from music to music to other forms of artistic expression etc. It is not surprising that they are comfortable with each other. But as to whether they “hooked up,” the pair are keeping tight lips about their encounters.

Jared Leto and Katy Perry (April 2014)

Katy Perry was linked to Jared Leto after they were rumored to have hooked up at Coachella in April 2014. Jared is reported to fit into Katy Perry’s ideal profile of “shaggy rocker dudes.” Whatever happened between the pair was short-lived as they have since moved on.

Jared Leto and Valery Kaufman (2015)

As mentioned earlier, Jared was last associated with the Russian model Valery Kaufman. They were first spotted in 2015, hanging out in New York while Leto was busy filming Suicide Squad. They have apparently broken up since early 2022.

Who Else Has Jared Leto Dated?

Jared Leto has also been associated with other women at various times.

  • In 2009, he was seen hanging out with Australian actress Isabel Lucas. According to reports, the two were romantically involved.
  • Jared was also rumored to be romantically invested in Serbian model Nina Senicar after the two were spotted together in Milan in July 2011.
  • He was then linked with Danish model and actress Katharina Damm after the two were spotted being cozy on a beach in St.-Tropez in 2011. This was weeks after he had been spotted with Nina Senicar.
  • Jared has also been linked romantically with his wardrobe stylist, Chloe Bartoli, somewhere around 2013.
  • Singer Halsey has also been rumored to have been involved with Jared Leto after they were spotted at Coachella together in 2016.

With these detailed examples, it is safe to say that Jared is most definitely not gay as he has been in a lot of heterosexual relationships and casual encounters with an entourage of A-list women celebrities and models.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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