Vin Diesel is not gay, despite rumors claiming that he is. The American actor is as straight as they come, evidenced by the fact that his dating history is littered with straight relationships he had with women. Additionally, he has been in a long-term heterosexual relationship with his partner Karla Paloma Gomez. The couple have three children together.
Despite having appeared in a few other movies and TV series productions, Vin Diesel will forever be associated with the character of Dominic Toretto, the iconic character he began portraying in the Fast & Furious movie franchise more than two decades ago. There is no mystery about his professional life, but there has been a little surrounding his personal life, particularly his sexual orientation. This article unravels that mystery.
Is Vin Diesel Gay?
No, Vin Diesel is not gay. That is the short answer to that question. A more unabridged way to answer that question would be to point to the numerous heterosexual relationships that the Fast & Furious star has been in since he first started dating.
How Did Rumors About His Being Gay Begin?
The rumors about his sexuality possibly began following a response to a question he gave during the fourth installment of the Fast & Furious movies. Gal Gadot’s character had asked Diesel’s character, Dom, if he preferred cars to women.
He replied that he was one of those boys who always appreciated a fine body regardless of the make. Even though that response was scripted, several members of the viewing public began to speculate whether his response meant he was gay.
Again, the actor’s rich dating history, which comprises relationships with nearly a dozen women, reinforces the fact that he is not gay.
Is Vin Diesel Bisexual?
No, Vin Diesel is not bisexual. His response to Gadot’s question did not just trigger rumors about him being gay, it also raised speculations that he might be bisexual. Again, nothing could be further than the truth.
We have established the fact that despite ongoing rumors, it has been confirmed that Vin Diesel is not gay, and the assumptions that he may be are all based on speculation.
Similarly, there is no basis to suggest that the actor is bisexual. In 2006, he openly stated that he is straight and prefers dating women.
Vin Diesel’s Sexuality and Dating History
As has been reiterated, Vin Diesel’s sexual orientation as a straight man is reinforced by the fact that his dating history shows he has dated not less than ten women throughout his lifetime.
Diesel has had relationships with several women in the past. Some of the women he has been rumored to have dated include Maria Menounos, Samantha Phillips, Michelle Ruben, Myla Sinanaj, Elisa Jordana, Kaya Jones, Chanel Ryan, Carmen Electra, Summer Altice, Michelle Rodriguez, Karrine Steffans, Layla Roberts, Asia Argento, and Mariah Carey.
His relationship with American actress Samantha Philips lasted for a year between 1998 and 1999. Neither talks much about the relationship so it is unclear how they met.
In 2000, speculations about Diesel being in a relationship with Boat Trip actress Michelle Ruben started making the rounds after they were spotted together on multiple dates. Again neither party involved confirmed nor denied the rumors.
Myla Sinanaj is next on the list after her then-boyfriend accused her of cheating on him, naming Diesel as one of the men she cheated on him with, in the early 2000s. The actor did not respond to these allegations and neither did Myla.
Vin Diesel reportedly dated media personality Elisa Jordana for a few months in the early 2000s, but the relationship did not last long and they went their separate ways a few months after.
In addition to the aforementioned women, Vin Diesel was linked to or dated at least three other women before 2000 ended. They include Canadian-American vocalist Kaya Jones, actress Chanel Ryan, Tara Leigh Patrick (Carmen Electra), and Summer Altice.
In 2001, Vin began dating his Fast & Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez, after meeting on the set of the film series’ first installment. Their real-life chemistry was also portrayed on screen as many tipped them to become Hollywood’s next power couple.
Unfortunately, that was not meant to be, and they parted ways soon after. In addition to Michelle, Vin was linked to or dated Karrine Steffans, Layla Roberts, Asia Argento, Mariah Carey, Shannon Malone, and Maria Menounos, between 2001 and 2006.
Some of those relationships, like the one he had with Karrine Steffans, lasted just six months before ending unceremoniously.
Who Is Vin Diesel Married To?
Vin Diesel is not married, but he is currently in a committed relationship with his girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, a Mexican model. They have been together for a considerable amount of time, but there is no official record of them being married.
The assumption that they are married possibly stems from their long-term relationship and the commitment they have shown to each other.
The couple first met in 2007 and have been together ever since then. Despite Diesel’s fame, he has chosen to keep his relationship with Jiménez out of the spotlight, maintaining a private personal life. This has led to very little information being available regarding how, where, and when they met.
They have three children together, starting with their daughter, Hania Riley, who was born in 2008. In 2010, two years after the birth of their first child, Vin and Paloma welcomed their son Vincent.
In 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their third child. She was born not long after the announcement, and to honor his late friend, Paul Walker, Diesel named their daughter Pauline.
Their relationship has stood the test of time, and they continue to build a life together, supporting each other in their respective careers and raising their children. In an industry that often thrives on image and public relations, rumors about an actor’s sexual orientation can potentially impact their career trajectory.
However, Vin Diesel has successfully navigated the entertainment industry, primarily by focusing on his professional skills and maintaining a private personal life. His choice to prioritize his work over addressing rumors has allowed him to rise above the gossip and continue to secure prominent roles in blockbuster movies.
Despite rumors, he has taken on roles that challenge traditional notions of masculinity, such as his portrayal of Riddick in the eponymous franchise. This demonstrates his commitment to his craft and willingness to explore diverse characters, irrespective of his personal life.
Support from the industry, which has focused mainly on his talent, has allowed him to rise above the rumors surrounding his sexual orientation. Moreover, his professionalism and dedication to his craft have solidified his position as a respected actor, irrespective of any gossip.
Is Vin Diesel Gay?
Vin Diesel is not gay. The actor debunked those rumors in 2006 by stating unequivocally that he prefers women.
Who Is Vin Diesel’s Wife?
Vin Diesel is not yet married, but he has been in a committed relationship with Mexican model Paloma Jimenez since 2007. They have three children together.