Right now people are becoming more and more open about gay relationships and same-sex families raising children. 10 years ago LGBT families were still a big issue that could cause a nation-wide scandal, and what about 20, 30 or even 40 years ago? We can talk about acceptance for hours, but when it comes to actually recognizing people’s rights to be who they want to be, all kinds of things emerge. And not all of those things are pretty. Was it any different for celebs who were raised by gay parents a few decades ago? They probably had to maintain some kind of secrecy back in the day, yet now most of them openly speak about their childhood. Here are 8 celebs who were raised by gay parents.
Amy Adams is becoming more and more popular with movies like Man of Steel, American Hustle and Enchanted, so it’s only natural that people are curious about her background. It was Amy’s mother who filed for divorce and left the family when the girl was 11 years old. Rumor has it she moved in with a woman and became a bodybuilder. Being raised in a Mormon household, Amy Adams left home after her parents’ divorce. Back then she was just a teenager.
Robert de Niro
Robert de Niro has stayed silent about his dad for decades, but recently he opened up, revealing that Robert De Niro Sr. struggled with his homosexuality all his life. Right now the younger De Niro feels sorry they didn’t talk about it as much. His mother didn’t like to discuss things in general, and his father was probably too conflicted to speak about his homosexuality with his son. Now you can watch a documentary dedicated to the life and work of Robert De Niro Sr called Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.