The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort is finally slamming rumors of him being gay. Thanks to his upcoming role as gay pianist Van Cliburn in a new biopic, many have started questioning his sexuality. The Fault In Our Stars actor, who graduated from the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, was a perfect match for the role, according to Deadline. He is good-looking, charming, and he can play the piano. Actually, that’s not all — he also produces electronic music as a DJ.
Rumors about Ansel’s sexuality where further spread when the 20-year-old actor recreated the poster for The Fault In Our Stars, with his co-star Nat Wolff filling in for his love in the movie, Shailene Woodley. He posted image of the recreated The Fault in Our Stars poster on Instagram earlier this year to tease his fans.
After he split with his girlfriend in August of this year, the actor finally decided to defend his sexuality.
He wrote on Twitter, “Just in case it isn’t clear… I like girls. A lot.”
He tweeted to his 2.36 million Twitter followers on December 18 to defend his preference. Then he shared another message.
“Also let me say if I was gay I wouldn’t hide it. Being gay or straight isn’t bad or good it just IS. U are who you are. Be true to yourself.”
Elgort has been dating his high school girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, until they broke up a few months ago.
According to E! News, the Fault in Our Stars actor is a true supporter of the LGBT community.
Us Weekly stated that the couple broke up because of the actor’s huge list of commitments due to his rising career.
A source close to actor said, “They tried to navigate his commitments, but between filming and press for the movies [it got difficult]. It was a young love.”
The couple first stepped out back in June 2014 in Paris at the Valentino show for Menswear Fashion Week.
He appeared in the remake of Stephen King’s Carrie and in Divergent. But his most popular role by far was of Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars.
What remains to be seen are the true reasons for the breakup. Was it really because of the actor’s hectic schedule? Maybe there is more than meets the eye to this breakup story.