In an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, actress Renee Zellweger dismissed rumors that her brief marriage to country music singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney ended because he's gay.

Zellweger, who is promoting her upcoming movie Bridget Jones's Baby, was asked about her four-month marriage to Chesney.

“After citing 'fraud' as the reason for annulling your marriage to Kenny Chesney in 2005, many media outlets alleged that he must be gay,” the magazine stated.

“I forgot about that,” Zellweger replied. “It’s a pretty big thing to forget, isn’t it? 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. Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all.”

When pressed further on her marriage, Zellweger refused to answer.

“Well, I’d said all I needed to say on that subject,” she said. “I’m an old-fashioned gal who doesn’t feel it’s appropriate to hang out your laundry on the lawn. 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. Once you’ve said your piece, shouldn’t that be enough? And why is the ugliness that’s perpetuated in the media so attractive to people?”