Freddie Jackson is an American singer famous for his R&B soul hits like ‘Have You Ever Loved Somebody’, ‘Do Me Again’, and ‘My Lady’. In recent years, fans have raised questions about his sexuality. And most of them think that he might be gay or bisexual.
So, what is the truth behind the rumors of Freddie being gay? Is he actually homosexual or otherwise? Let’s find out!
Quick Facts About Freddie Jackson
|Full Name||Frederick Anthony Jackson|
|Birthday||October 2, 1956|
|Birthplace||Harlem, New York, United States|
|Mother Name||Juanita Jackson|
Is Freddie Jackson Gay?
Well, Freddie’s sexuality is still in the air. He hasn’t openly talked about his sexuality in public. However, many rumors are floating around about the 66-year-old singer’s orientation. Most of the tabloids claim that Jackson might be swinging both ways, and many accuse him of being homosexual.
There are indeed several instances that may lead someone to believe that the famous celebrity may somewhat be homosexual. And these are the same reason people have been questioning his sexual orientation. Keep reading the article to learn everything there is to know about these so-called rumors.
How Did the Rumors Of Freddie Jackson Being Gay Start?
In 2012, during an hour-long documentary series Unsung, it was stated that Jackson would finally talk about his sexuality. However, it didn’t go as planned. The Grammy-nominated musician, as many fans believe simply dodged the bullet. When asked the question, he replied by saying that he felt no obligation or need to answer. He said,
“I’ve never had to explain myself to my mother and God will judge us for who we all are and what we do.”
Freddie answered the question in an ambiguous manner. But, it all backfired as fans became more and more affirmed about the rumors and started labeling him gay.
Several fans discussed the subject and one fan even wrote on a Yahoo discussion page saying, “Actually, he did answer without answering.” He further elaborated that a straight person would always deny the rumors about their orientation but Jackson did the exact opposite.
Likewise, another fan said, the You Are My Lady singer didn’t want to disclose his sexual identity because he had many female fans and didn’t want them to feel upset. These comments only added fuel to the fire making fans more and more inclined toward the idea of Jackson being attracted to males.
Is Jackson Married In 2023?
No, the 66-year-old gospel singer is unmarried as of 2023. As a matter of fact, he has never been married in his lifetime. This is also one of the reasons why fans are calling him homo.
Moreover, he has never been seen publicly with any woman. That being said, there are several women/colleagues he has been linked romantically to. So, who are these women we are talking about? Keep scrolling to find out everything about Freddie’s so-called girlfriends.
Freddie Jackson Was Romantically Linked To Several People In The Past Including His Producer, Paul Laurence
As mentioned above, the gospel singer hasn’t been married, but that hasn’t stopped him from being romantically linked to multiple people. The 66-year-old has been part of multiple gossips over the past several years. He has been linked with his producer, Paul Laurence. The two met when Jackson was working as a gospel singer at White Rock Baptist Church in 1956.
However, none of the parties involved have addressed the rumors. Hence, it is too early for us to link them together.
Besides this, he was also romantically linked to singer Patti LaBelle. The rumors started circulating after fans saw the chemistry between the two back on February 15, 2019, during their live performance. However, just like Freddie’s previous relationship rumor, both have not talked about it publicly, making it difficult for us to come up with a definitive answer.
That being said, Patti was previously married to Armstead Edwards from 1969-2003. Likewise, she was engaged to Otis Williams in 1964. But, they later separated after he reportedly asked her to move in with him in Detroit.
Last but not least, he was also linked to Melba Moore whom Jackson served as a backing singer after she saw his performance at a nightclub in 1981. Fans started talking about their assumed relationship claiming them to be boyfriend and girlfriend. But, just like the other rumors none of these claims have been addressed by the two.
He Had A Brief Clash With Openly Gay Singer George Michael
Jackson as we said earlier has been part of several controverises. One of them was his feud with the late singer-songwriter George Michael, who happened to be openly homosexual. In August 1988, the multi-talented artist verbally attacked George for achieving success in the Black music chart. The artist said,
“That . . . that George Michael. Who does he think he is? We’ve gotta stop him. Just kidding, George, wherever you are–just kidding. He’s doing better on the Black charts than the black singers. […] What gives? The brothers must not be doing something right if he can come in and take over.”
He further stated that he didn’t want to take the success away from Michael but just want to point out that White singers tend to get more opportunities than black singers. Likewise, he emphasized that black singers have more soul than their counterparts and said, ” Black singers are born with a soul, we live it.”