Matt Rife is an American standup comedian and actor. He is famous for his self-produced comedy shows Only Fans (2021) and Matthew Steven Rife (2023).
He has been performing standup comedy since he was 14 years old and has gathered many fans and followers throughout his career. To put that into perspective, he has accumulated over 3.3 million followers on Instagram. Hence, it is without a doubt people will be curious about your personal life.
They have been searching extensively about his relationship details and dating life. Furthermore, they are also curious about his sexual orientation and many think that he might be gay or bisexual.
So, what’s the truth about his sexuality? Is Matt gay or straight? Find out everything we know about his orientation including his relationship details in the article below.
Is Matt Rife Gay? What Is His Sexual Orientation?
No, Matt is not gay. During his comedy specials, the comedian cum actor has even said multiple times that he is a straight white male. However, there are still some sites and people who are questioning his sexuality and even claim that he is gay or bisexual. But, as we already addressed, he is heterosexual.
That being said, if you are still not convinced, keep reading the article to learn more about his sexual orientation and past relationship details so that you can be crystal clear about the 27-year-old’s sexuality.
Rumors Started To Circulate After Matt Rife Made A Tweet About Gay People
On February 15, 2021, Matt tweeted on his Twitter about liking gay people. He said,
“If you don’t like gay people, you’re probably out of shape.”
Soon after he made the tweet, many people on the internet started to label him as gay. People thought he liked gay people, but they misinterpreted his saying and completely ignored his sense of humor.
Moreover, his contents mainly focus on subjects of American culture, current events, pop culture, drug use, and human sexuality. So, his focus on human sexuality made it easy for people to call him out for being a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is very private when it comes to his love life. And the fact that he is silent about his relationship has made a lot of fans question his sexuality and is one of the reasons he is being called gay.
But, Matt has been in relationships with multiple women in the past. Hence, we do believe that he is straight and not gay.
Matt Has Claimed Of Being Straight Multiple Times
The comedian/actor has addressed his sexuality multiple times. He has openly said that he is straight during his comedy routines. He said he is straight in one of his comedy specials, Only Fans. In his words,
“like I have to enter every situation like hey guys my name is Matt just want to introduce myself and let you know I do identify as a straight white male. What an uncomfortable time to be a straight white male it’s a tough time for my people.”
Moreover, he also said it wasn’t his choice to be born the way he did and he also joked that he would apologize for being born a straight white male only after Lebron James apologizes for being six foot nine, making everyone in the show laugh. Here is the full video, please feel free to watch the show out.
Matt Rife Caused a Stir After He Made Somewhat Of A Anti-Gay Tweet
In June 2022, Matt made somewhat of an anti-gay tweet that offended a lot of people. He talked about why his Uber car is rainbow-colored on the app and also added that not everything needs to be gay. However, that’s not all he also talked about dudes sucking other dudes’ c**** which made a lot of people uncomfortable and sad.
A Twitter user was bothered by the tweet so much so that he/she called him an a**hole and wrote,
“Okay. & if it doesn’t bother you then why are you making those rude comments about sucking other c**ks, a**h*le 💯 you for sure need to be told s**t for talking about the #LGBTQ community they don’t do nothin wrong so why talk s**t. BOY BYEEE HATER 💯💯💯💯”
However, there were several who supported the comedian and said that many don’t get the sense of humor and are ignorant of his way of comedy. One of his supporters said,
“I firmly believe he was making a joke not being serious. Henceforth that’s why he can find humor/laughter in pretty much any situation & that’s what a comedian is & I’m gay btw he’s our ally.”
Does Rife Have A Girlfriend In 2023? His Current Relationship Status
As we mentioned previously, Rife is very private regarding his personal life, especially his love life. There isn’t any information regarding who he is dating at the moment. So, we assume that he is single as of 2023 and is focusing on his career rather than engaging himself with someone romantically.
However, we do know that he was in a relationship with the Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale. The pair dated in 2017 and were also seen kissing in public during a movie theater date in Los Angeles. The lovely couple had somewhat of an on-and-off relationship which eventually ended a year later.
Talking about Kate, she has been in multiple relationships in the past. She was married to Michael Sheen from 1995-2003 and dated Edmund Moriarty (1992-1993), Jack Whitehall (2018), and Pete Davidson (2019).