Top 10 Famous Celebrities You Never Think They’re Asexual

Have you ever felt pressure when you haven’t had any romantic relationships at this age? Society tells you that you should date around, hook up, get married, and have children to live your life to the fullest. But is that true for everyone? Definitely no, we’re unique. These top 10 asexual celebrities will make you feel less alone and have the guts to live true to yourself.
So, what is asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation, referring to someone who has no sexual attraction. Keep on reading to find out which celebrities are asexual. 

#1. Isaac Newton

NewtonSource: Wikipedia

Newton never married and didn’t have any romantic partners during his lifetime. In Peter Ackroyd’s Brief Lives, Newton, journalist Christopher Hitchens wrote that Newton "clearly hated women, may well have died a virgin, and was terrified of sex." That’s why historians thought that Newton may have been asexual.

#2. Nikola Tesla

Nikola TeslaSource: History

Nikola Tesla was one of the most brilliant Serbian-American engineers in history, having laid the groundwork for the design of the modern electricity supply system. In 1927, he told a reporter he had “never touched a woman.” Thus, we can only infer Tesla’s lack of sexual and romantic attraction, or in other words, he may have been ace. 

#3. Marilyn Monroe

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Despite being one of the most popular sex symbols of the 20th century, Marilyn Monroe may have been ace. In her autobiography My Story, the American actress wrote, “Why I was a siren, I hadn’t the faintest idea. There were no thoughts of sex in my head. I didn’t want to be kissed, and I didn’t dream of being seduced by a duke or a movie star. The truth was that with all my lipstick and mascara and precarious curves, I was unsensual as a fossil. But I seemed to affect people quite otherwise.” 

#4. Tim Gunn

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Fashion guru Tim Gunn shared in his 2011 memoir Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work that he identified himself as an asexual. He mentioned, “I knew what I wasn’t: I wasn’t interested in boys, and I really wasn’t interested in girls. For many years, I described myself as asexual, and I still think that’s closest to the truth.”

#5. Caitlyn Jenner

asexual-celebritiesSource: Britannica

While speaking to Diane Sawyer in 2015 as she was transitioning to female, Jenner said that she considered herself “asexual for now.”

#6. Yasmin Benoit

asexual-celebritiesSource: Prague Pride

Model Yasmin Benoit has openly shared with the press about her asexuality, and wrote in an essay for Glamour Magazine UK, “I live a perfectly happy and fulfilled life as a Black asexual, aromantic woman. I don't need a partner to complete me – I'm complete just the way I am. That's why I use my platform to fight against asexuality stigma, dispel myths and help empower the ace community.”

#7. David Archuleta

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The Crush singer shared on his Instagram, “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people… which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges. There are people experiencing the same feelings of being LGBTQIA+, who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them, just as I have. I don’t know what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers.”

#8. Michaela Coel

asexual-celebritiesSource: Vogue

Michaela Coel is a British screenwriter, and actress famous for creating Chewing Gum and I May Destroy You. In a 2018 interview with The Culture Trip, Coel opened up about identifying with the label aromantic. She explained, “I googled aromanticism and I very much felt like, ‘Oh, that’s me.’” 

#9. Janeane Garofalo

asexual-celebritiesSource: The Mercury News

Comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo is best known for stealing scenes in Wet Hot American Summer and Reality Bites. In a 2019 episode of the podcast “Dyking Out’, she said “The reason I say I’m asexual is my libido has always been incredibly low. I never have been particularly drive by sex…I could take it or leave it.”

#10. Lisseth Chavez

asexual-celebritiesSource: Digital Spy

Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz (Lisseth Chavez) is television’s first asexual superhero. Lisseth once shared that her character in real life has similarities with Spooner in Legends of Tomorrow. When one of her teammates explained the term ace. Spooner’s face brighten up, responded, “I guess that makes me ace!” 
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