Her Husband Isn't Gay
By Rex Wockner |
International News Report
Minnelli, 56, married David Gest, 48, in March in New York City.
Among those who reportedly suggested Gest is gay are singer Elton John, All My Children soap-opera star Ruth Warrick, and tabloid newspapers.
Asked what would be a good wedding present for Minnelli this time around, John said, "A heterosexual husband," according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and MSNBC.
Gest was quoted by ThisIsLondon.com as saying: "I guess it [the gay rumor] sells papers. I mean, I know who I am. That's the most important thing. We are going to beat the odds. We'll die in each others arms, I promise you."
Minnelli's first husband was gay singer/songwriter Peter Allen. Her father, Vincent Minnelli, was bisexual. Liza's mother, Judy Garland, also had another husband who was gay, Mark Herron.
When the gay newspaper Texas Triangle asked Minnelli last month if she has "good gaydar," she replied: "What? No! I'm terrible. You're talking to the girl who married Peter Allen."
Minnelli and Garland are major icons to some older gay men.