Val Kilmer is an American actor famous for his role in movies like Top Gun (1986), Alexander (2004), and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). The 63-year-old has appeared in many films, and some of the movie scenes have left people wondering about his sexuality. Many have claimed that the actor might be gay or bisexual.
So, what’s the truth? Is Val Kilmer gay? Read the article from top to bottom to learn about his sexual orientation.
Quick Facts About Val Kilmer
|Full Name||Val Edward Kilmer|
|Birthday||December 31, 1959|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Father Name||Eugene Kilmer|
|Mother Name||Gladys Kilmer|
|Partner||Joanne Whalley (m. 1988; div. 1996)|
|Children||2 ( Mercedes Kilmer and Jack Kilmer)|
Is Val Kilmer Gay? What’s The Truth?
No, Val is not gay or bisexual. He is straight and is attracted to the opposite gender. But, several websites and sources online think otherwise. They even claim that the actor is homosexual. However, we assure you he has been straight from the beginning.
That being said, we don’t blame people for thinking that he is or might be gay. So, why is Kilmer’s sexuality being questioned? Scroll below to learn about how and why the rumors started and his marriage and dating history.
The Gay Rumors Sparked Because Of His Continuous Gay Roles In Movies
The rumors started after he starred in the hit movie Top Gun alongside Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Kelly McGillis (Charlie) playing the role of Iceman. Even though fans saw the romance between Charlie and Maverick, they also saw Tom and Val flirting with each other. According to most movie enthusiasts Top Gun paved the way for bisexual cinema.
Furthermore, Kilmer appeared in the movie Alexander alongside stars like Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell. In the film, the 63-year-old can be seen kissing his co-star Colin, adding to the rumors labeling him as gay.
Likewise, he starred in the 2005 comedy crime film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang alongside Robert Downey Jr. Similar to the above-mentioned movie, Val is seen kissing Robert making fans believe that he is indeed bisexual or gay.
Whatever the case, we assure you that he is not into men. What you saw in these movies was just staged and nothing more. Moreover, he has said openly that he finds women more attractive and during an interview with People he stated,
“I’ve always found women infinitely more interesting than men. Perhaps that’s why we’ve always gotten along. We are big oafy elephants … and they are butterflies”
Val Kilmer Talked About His Kiss With Robert Downey Jr In The Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
During an interview, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang actor talked about the kissing scene with his co-star Robert Downey Jr. He mentioned that he enjoyed working with Robert and wouldn’t mind if they were cast for the movie’s sequel. Similarly, he also said that he wouldn’t mind playing the gay role alongside Downey and that he loved their on-screen chemistry.
Likewise, while talking about the sequel Val mentioned that he liked his kiss with Robert and explained,
“Damn, I say, that kiss must have been pretty good. You know, the only other guy I’ve kissed was Colin Farrell, and Robert was … better. Colin’s sloppy. Well no, not sloppy – but he’s not a giver.”
Moreover, he also didn’t shy away from saying that he didn’t like how Colin kissed and even called him a groper.
He Has Been In Relationship With Multiple Actresses In The Past
The multi-talented star Val has had multiple relationships in the past. He dated Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, Cher, and several others.
The actor was in a relationship with Cindy Crawford in the 90s. He later dated Zeta Graff, Bridgetta Tomarchio, and Neve Campbell. However, from all of his relationships, he said that his split from Daryl Hannah was the most painful heartbreak of all. In his book, he wrote,
“Lord knows I’ve suffered heartache. I knew I would love her with my whole heart forever and that love has lost none of its strength. I am still in love with Daryl.”
Besides this, Val has dated Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher, and Mare Winningham.
But, he claims that he doesn’t have a girlfriend in over 20 years saying, “The truth is I am lonely part of every day”. Similarly, just as he said this, fans and haters around the globe speculated that the reason behind this may be that he might still be exploring his sexuality.
Val Kilmer Was Married To Now Ex-Wife Joanne Whalley
You may think the celebrity has only dated high-profile actresses but was never married. However, you would be wrong. He was married to Joanne Whalley in March 1988. They were married for 8 years before deciding to part ways in February 1996.
Regarding their initial meeting, the pair met on the set of the film Willow. They felt an instant connection and started seeing each other outside of their busy schedule. It didn’t take them long and the duo eventually decided to get married in 1988.
The Actor Has Two Children With His Ex-Wife
Val and Joanne are parents to two children. Their daughter Mercedes Kilmer was born in 1991. She is an actress and producer known for Ingrid (2015) and Prettyface (2016). Likewise, their second child a son named Jack was born in 1995. He is also an actor famous for his role in movies like Palo Alto (2013) and Lords of Chaos (2018)