Renee Zellweger Reflects on Gay Rumors That Followed Ex Husband Kenny Chesney Following Their Divorce
“That made me sad. It made me sad that somehow people were using that as a way to be cruel and calling someone gay as a pejorative, which has fateful consequences,” Zellweger said during an interview with Advocate. “Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all.”
While Zellweger was saddened by the rumors, she still refuses to reveal the specific reasons she and Chesney separated, only saying it was the right thing to do. “I’d said all I needed to say on that subject. I’m an old-fashioned gal who doesn’t feel it’s appropriate to hang out your laundry on the lawn,” she said.
“I feel you devalue yourself as a human being when you share very personal things with a bajillion strangers who are making fun of you. I just don’t see that there’s any dignity in that. But sometimes it is difficult to just let something be what it is, especially when it’s unnecessary ugliness.”