Is Tom Hardy gay? In recent days, the internet has been buzzing with speculation and curiosity surrounding the personal life of acclaimed actor Tom Hardy.
The catalyst for this newfound intrigue stems from the release of the highly anticipated trailer for his upcoming film ‘The Bikeriders.’ As the teaser dropped, it brought with it a surge of questions and rumors about Tom Hardy’s sexuality.
While the actor has always maintained a degree of privacy regarding his personal life, the spotlight on his relationships and orientation has intensified, leaving many to wonder about his true identity beyond the silver screen.
In this exploration, we delve into the swirling rumors and discussions surrounding Tom Hardy’s sexuality, seeking to shed light on the actor’s enigmatic personal life.
Is Tom Hardy Gay?
No, Tom Hardy is not gay. But in an interview, the Venom: Let There Be Carnage star said that, “of course,” he has had sex with men since “he’s an actor for f*** sake.”
The 45-year-old actor acknowledges that throughout his adolescence, he experimented a lot, including with drugs and sex. Hardy discussed his fluid sexuality back in 2010.
He said to Now Magazine, “Of course I have. I’m an actor for f***’s sake,” as reported by The Daily Mail.
“I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now… it doesn’t do it for me. I’m done experimenting, but there’s plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life.”
According to Hardy, who is speculating further, he doesn’t feel at all manly. Rather, he clarified that he describes himself as “intrinsically female.” Hardy remarked:
“I’d love to be one of the boys, but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”
However, as he stated, he is done experimenting, and having spent a significant amount of time married to his wife, it is possible that he has discovered his real sexuality.
Who Is Tom Hardy Married To?
Tom Hardy has been happily married to Charlotte Riley. The genetically gifted couple first connected in 2009 while working on the TV adaptation of the classic novel Wuthering Heights.
In the following year, the couple became engaged. However, it’s thought that in 2014, Tom and Charlotte secretly wed in the 18th-century Chateau de Roussan in the south of France.
At the time, a source told The Sun, “It was a beautiful, low-key day made even more special because they just had their closest friends and family around them.”
Prior to discovering his true love, Hardy wed producer Sarah Ward in 1999. 2004 saw the couple’s divorce.
On the set of The Virgin Queen, he got to know assistant director Rachael Speed and started dating her in 2005. The couple separated in 2009, but they subsequently had a son.
Does Hardy and Riley Have Any Children?
The couple has two small children who they adore. It was stated in January 2019 that they were “over the moon” after welcoming a newborn boy.
In December 2018, their second child was born and was named Forrest after the Forrest Gump character played by Tom Hanks.
In addition to the three-year-old they already have together, Tom has a ten-year-old son named Louis from a prior relationship. In an interview with Hello!, he stated that having a child gave him a purpose in his life.
Max and Woodstock, their two rescue dogs, were featured alongside Hardy in a PETA advertisement to encourage pet adoption. Woodstock passed away on June 5, 2017, as a result of severe polymyositis.