Every day brings fresh speculation that a seemingly straight Hollywood star is actually gay. And with high-profile franchises like The Fast & Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy keeping him in the news, Vin Diesel is frequently a target of such gossip. However, we can confirm that Vin Diesel isn’t gay. Let’s take a look at the rumors.
How The Rumors Started
Diesel has been ducking rumors about his sexuality for years. Around the time that he starred in XXX, fans noticed that he was never seen out with a woman. The only report of a romantic partner was in 2001, when he was linked to his Fast co-star Michelle Rodriguez.
He had enough in 2006 when he addressed the issue in Details via Towleroad. His take: his personal life is none of your business. “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence. I’m not gonna do that.”
Diesel then told the magazine that he prefers dating in Europe where he goes relatively unnoticed. He also described dating fellow celebrities as “a sucker’s bet.”
But it wasn’t enough to shut things down. As recently as 2019, Slate culture writer Jeffrey Bloomer wrote a column titled, “The Fast and Furious Movies Have Always Been Gay.” He says that Diesel’s comment about dating abroad was “a perhaps unintended dog whistle to every gay boy whose middle school girlfriend went to a different school.”
Putting The Rumors To Rest
Sorry, guys. Despite the persistent rumors, Vin Diesel is not gay.
For starters, he’s been in a relationship with model Paloma Jiménez since 2007. (A man of his word, he didn’t attach himself to another A-lister.) The couple also has three children: Hania, 12, Vincent, 10, and Pauline (named after the late Paul Walker), 5. It’s clear Diesel is just someone who draws clear boundaries between his public and personal lives.