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13 celebrities, actors and reality stars who have come out in 2022

Patrick Sproull   

13 celebrities, actors and reality stars who have come out in 2022
(L-R) Rebel Wilson and Aunjanue Ellis.NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic
  • Celebirties coming out should no longer be groundbreaking but visibility in the media is important.
  • Numerous celebrities have come out this year — most recently, "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson (right) and Ramona Agruma in April.      Alex Goodlett /Stringer/Getty Images

"Pitch Perfect" star and comedian Rebel Wilson came out in June by revealing that she is dating fashion designer Ramona Agruma.

In her Instagram post, she wrote, "I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess #loveislove."

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sandé.      Lorne Thomson/Redferns

British singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé revealed that she was in a relationship with a woman earlier this year.

Asked if she identified as bisexual, Sandé said, "I'm not sure what I identify as but I guess so. I just feel like I should fall in love with whoever I fall in love with."

Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael
Jerrod Carmichael.      Saturday Night Live/YouTube

During his HBO special, "Rothaniel," which was released in April, comedian Jerrod Carmichael revealed that he is gay.

Carmichael told a story about realizing his father had been cheating on his mother and said, "After that was out in the open, I was left alone feeling like a liar, because I had a secret. One that I kept from my father, my mother, my family, my friends, and you. Professionally, personally. And the secret is that I'm gay."

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis
Aunjanue Ellis at the 2022 Oscars.      Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Aunjanue Ellis, who received an Oscar nomination earlier this year for her role in "King Richard," disclosed that she was bisexual in an interview with Variety.

"The way that I live my life, around the people that I live my life around, I am public about it," Ellis told Variety. "I'm very clear about being bisexual. I have a sweatshirt that says 'Girl Bi' that I wear everywhere."

Ava Phillippe

Ava Phillippe
Ava Phillippe and her mother Reese Witherspoon attend the "Sing 2" premiere in Los Angeles.      Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

In January, Ava Phillippe, daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, stated on her Instagram that she isn't attracted to any particular gender.

"I'm attracted to… people! (Gender is whatever)," she wrote in an Instagram story.

Janelle Monaé

Janelle Monaé
Janelle Monaé attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.      Larry Busacca/Getty Images

During an appearance on "Red Table Talk" in April, Janelle Monaé revealed that they are nonbinary.

"I'm nonbinary," Monáe told hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. "So, I just don't see myself as a woman or — solely. You know, I feel all of my energy."

"I feel like God is so much bigger than the 'he' or the 'she,'" they said, adding that "if I am from God, I am everything."

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell
John Cameron Mitchell.      Lexie Moreland/WWD

"Joe vs. Carole" star John Cameron Mitchell revealed that they are nonbinary in an interview with PRIDE.

Discussing their seminal role as Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Mitchell said, "Lately I've been getting a little bit of flack [from some people saying] only trans people can play that role because it's a trans role. I'm not trans, I'm nonbinary, but that's a slippery slope because the character is forced into an operation and is not really trans."

Rae Williams

Rae Williams
Rae Williams described how she felt when her partner Zay Wilson stayed out all night on "The Ultimatum."      Netflix

Rae Williams, star of Netflix dating series "The Ultimatum," announced that she was bisexual during the show's reunion in April.

"I have been with one person, she's amazing, and I had a really good connection with her, but we kept it casual, and I'm kind of figuring myself out and my sexuality because I was very uncomfortable with being bi for a very long time," she said.

Chrishell Stause

Chrishell Stause
Chrishell Stause and G Flip posed together in March 2022.      Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

"Selling Sunset" cast member and reality star Chrishell Stause revealed that she was in a relationship with the queer and nonbinary Australian rapper G Flip during the show's reunion in May.

"I'm still very attracted to masculine energy and a good human. I hear people talk about these things and they're like, 'I knew from a young age.' That's not me. I'm very open to good energy and I don't know what my future holds," she said.

Maria Thattil

Maria Thattil
Maria Thattil, Miss Universe Australia 2020.      The Miss Universe Organization

Maria Thattil was crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2020 and appeared on "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here" in January 2022 where she said that she is bisexual.

"Growing up I always thought maybe a little bit bicurious. And I've only ever dated straight people, but growing up I did have crushes on girls that I went to school with," she told fellow contestant David Subritzky. "I just felt like, it's just easier to be like, 'You know, I date men.' But before I came here, I was out at a party and I met a girl and we ended up hooking up, and it just felt natural."

Bosco

Bosco
Bosco.      World of Wonder

"RuPaul's Drag Race" season 14 runnerup Bosco came out as a trans woman after she returned home from shooting the reality series.

"After filming wrapped this summer, I began focusing on figuring out what medical transitioning would look like for me. I started HRT after getting back from 'Drag Race,'" she tweeted.

Jasmine Kennedie

Jasmine Kennedie
Jasmine Kennedie.      World of Wonder

Bosco's fellow queen Jasmine Kennedie also revealed that she is trans during an emotional episode of the show's spin-off, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked."

"Before coming here, I was about to start hormones, and coming here, I was scared and I didn't want to have to go through that process while going through this," she said.

"Seeing Kerri [Colby], seeing how confident she is in who she is, it just further affirmed what I've been feeling my whole life. I as well definitely do feel like I'm trans."

Willow Pill

Willow Pill
Willow Pill from "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 14.      World of Wonder/VH1

The winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 14 came out as trans while the show aired.

"It's taken me a long time to come to terms with my transness because so much space has been taken up by my illness," she said in a Twitter post.

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