Samuel Frederick Smith is known across the world as Sam Smith. The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter from London, England came out as non-binary in September 2019 and changed their gender pronouns to they/them. The celebrated singer said they decided to embrace who they are after what seemed to have been a lifetime war with their gender. Sam gained mainstream popularity after they were featured on Disclosure’s and Naughty Boy’s singles. Their love life has been a subject that commands the interest of so many people since the singer dedicated the four Grammys they won at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards to a man they loved. Smith thanked the man believed to be the American actor and model, Jonathan Zeizel, for breaking their heart because it made them win the gongs.
Profile Summary of Sam Smith
- Full Name: Samuel Frederick Smith
- Nationality: British
- Place of Birth: London, Britain
- Date of Birth: May 19, 1992
- Age: 30 Years Old
- Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
- Years Active: 2007 – Present
- Marital Status: Single
Sam Smith Isn’t Married But Has Been Romantically Linked to Multiple Men Over The Years
Right from the early days of their career, Sam Smith has been open about their love life and sexuality. Since they came to the limelight, they have been romantically linked to Elvin Smith, Tom Daley, TayTay Stahrz, Andy Newton Lee, and Adam Lambert. However, it is only their relationships with Jonathan Ziezel, Charlie King, Jay Camilleri, and Brandon Flynn that have been confirmed in some ways. Sometime in May 2014, Smith came out as gay and it was thereafter confirmed that the singer was dating Jonathan Ziezel.
The two reportedly met on the set of the music video of Sam’s song, “Like I Can”, and fell in love. All doubts about them being lovers were cleared in October 2014 when the two took to Instagram to announce to the world that they were an item. However, the relationship ended in early 2015 and left the singer heartbroken. After a while, it began circulating that Sam was dating Charlie King. The rumor started after King took to Twitter to celebrate Sam for their Grammy performance. Although the singer never confirmed the relationship, it is believed that the two had a brief romance.
What Happened to Their Relationship With Brandon Flynn?
2016 came and the British model and actor, Jay Camilleri, revealed that he went on a date with the singer. People expected to see more of the two but that never happened. For the first time since their break up with Jonathan Ziezel, Sam Smith publicly confirmed in September 2017 that they were in a relationship. They disclosed in an episode of Ellen DeGeneres Show that they were dating American actor Brandon Flynn. Roughly nine months later, the singer and the actor known for playing Justin Foley in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why ended the relationship.
It wasn’t an amicable breakup as Smith removed all pictures of Flynn from their Instagram page. The singer once suggested that their relationship with Brandon Flynn came to an end because the actor couldn’t deal with the pressure that came with the singer’s touring schedules. In all of these, the singer never got close to getting married and is still single.
The Singer Is Open to Dating Any Gender But Is Too Busy to Be In a Relationship
Around the same time the singer confirmed their relationship with Brandon Flynn, in October 2017, they came out as genderqueer. Stating that they feel like a woman as much as they feel they are male, the singer recalled when they were younger and wore makeup to school. About two years later, in September 2019, they came out as non-binary, asserting that the decision was made to help them fully embrace and accept who they are.
In an interview the following year, the “I’m Not the Only One” singer divulged that they are now open to dating people of any gender. According to them, they have never really loved people based on gender. Stressing that they do not think of people in rigid terms, the singer added that they just fall in love and cannot tell what gender their next partner would be. The singer described this as “freeing”, but specified that they are too busy to be in a relationship. They also think it is going to take some time before they find the right partner.
Meet Francois Rocci, The Man Rumored to Be Sam Smith’s New Boyfriend
- Full Name: Francois Rocci
- Nationality: French
- Date of Birth: Undetermined
- Age: Undetermined
- Occupation: Industrial Designer
Since the last quarter of 2020, it has been rumored that Sam Smith is dating Francois Rocci. When the two were seen kissing in public in August of the said year, it was concluded that Rocci is the new lover of the famous singer. But then, Sam maintained that they are not dating anyone when they appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in October 2020. Speaking on the chat show, the singer stated in clear terms that they are single. “…I’m on the front line with all the single people…and it’s been difficult…,” they said.
Much isn’t known about Francois Rocci but we can tell that he is a French-born industrial designer based in London. He attended Lycée Val-de-Durance, a senior high school in Pertuis, France before he moved to London where he studied graphic design at the University of the Arts London. Thereafter, he attended Kingston University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial and product design. Rocci also has a Master’s degree in product design which he obtained from the Royal College of Art also in London, England.
Rocci has been working as a technical designer with Cameron Design House based in London since September 2020. Before this, he worked with CTO Lighting Ltd. also based in London as a product design engineer. He has worked in a similar capacity with other firms like Bower Studios, and Orsman Design, Inc. His career journey began as a sales associate with COS.
Based on the foregoing, one could conclude that Francois Rocci is financially well-off but his net worth is not known, at least not to the public.