This stories an oldie, but it involves one of our crushes who we haven’t seen in a few years, so you’re welcome for the column inches, Chace.
Gay rumours began circulating around Crawford in 2008, less than a year after he first appeared on his CW smash Gossip Girl.
At the time he was the heartthrob, a beautiful teen dream with a perfect face and even more perfect hair. Perhaps it was just the fact he was so darn pretty – not hot, pretty – that caused the rumours to manifest.
Back in the early months of ’08, an email stated he was spotted working out at Chelsea Equinox around 7:45pm at night. For those unaware, the Equinox is located in a notoriously gay neighbourhood that contains a steam room. (where the guys hook up)
An additional tipster added that the star showed up “almost every early evening during prime cruising hours” and often hangs out in the steam room.
A missed connections post in the m4m section of Craigslist further added fuel to the fire that Chase may be a flamer, but of course nobody can be sure who posted the ad.
In an interview with People magazine, after being named summers hottest bachelor he said: “I look 18 and am so gorgeous; I can get away with anything”…..” I just have to flash my blue eyes and the world just opens up for me HA”, which caused people to question his sexuality further.
From 2007 – 2010 Chace was living with co-star Ed Westwick, and several tabloids rumoured that they were a couple. When visiting The View, Joy Behar asked them flat out, “Are you a couple?”
Chace immediately responded “Oh Joy c’mon I knew you were going to do this to me.”
While after a moments silence Ed said: “We are a…we are…we’re having a lot of fun, that’s for sure,” before changing the subject.
In 2009 Perez Hilton ran a story alleging that the pair were caught kissing on set, a fact their publicists denied.
Old photographs of the star pre-Gossip Girl hit the web from his old Myspace of he and his friends in some gay-looking snaps. Though a blog post accompanying the set stated he was “ready for a girlfriend”. Though it’s kind of strange he name checked Taylor Kitsch (who is now playing a gay character on True Detective) as his best friend.
One bizarre Page 6 story linked the hunk to NSYNC member JC Chasez, insinuating the two were dated after being spotted out together numerous times. They both eventually denied.
In 2012, the Observer seemingly re-fanned the flames of this old story by accidentally on purpose outing the TV star. In an online cover story they described bumping in a handsome young actor enjoying the company of a gay man in the centre of a party. Though they did not specifically name him, the tags for the story named several out celebs that were referenced as well as ‘Chace Crawford’ and ‘Chace Crawford gay’, despite his name not being mentioned in the article.
On gay rumours he said: “You’ve got to laugh it off. You haven’t made it unless there’s been a gay rumour about you. There are so many fabrications. They take your picture with someone and then say you’re having a relationship with them. I let it roll off my back.”
Chace has been linked to many beautiful ladies including Ashley Greene, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Momsen, though he has always remained notoriously private about his personal life.
What do you think? Is Chace Crawford gay or is it just his fans wishful thinking? I mean just look at the picture to the right! He definitely gives off a vibe, and with his career undoubtedly slogging since the end of his huge TV show ending, what the point hiding? He isn’t exactly a leading man of Hollywood. Whatever he chooses we support him and this is merely speculation.
XOXO- Gossip Girl