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?”