Fondly called El Potrillo by the media and his fans, Alejandro Fernández Abarca is a 51-year-old Mexican singer who is deemed as one of the most successful Hispanic music artists in history, boasting over 20 million records on sale worldwide.
He is the son of Vicente Fernandez, a legend in the Mexican ranchera with four Grammy Awards, nine Latin Grammy Awards, fourteen Lo Nuestro Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame under his belt. Talent definitely runs in Alejandro Fernandez’s blood as he, himself, has bagged two Latin Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Alejandro started with the traditional, earthy forms of Mexican folk, such as mariachi and charro. He later diverged into pop music, making him a ranchera and Latin pop icon in the long run.
But along with his unquestionable success in the music industry, he was also the subject of long-standing gay rumors. Now let’s take a deeper look at his sexuality. Is Alejandro Fernandez gay?
VOTE: What is Alejandro Fernandez’s Sexuality?
The popular Latin Grammy-winning Mexican singer was married to America Guinart for six years. The couple tied the knot in 1992 and went separate ways in 1998. The divorce was finalized in 2002. However, they were not granted a divorce by the church.
America has known Alejandro all her life, with their parents being friends. She was only 14 when they started dating and 21 when she became his bride. As someone as young as she was, she was seeing the world through a pair of rose-colored glasses and actually thought their union would last forever. Unfortunately, they had to file for divorce after six years because of Alejandro’s infidelity.
The couple had three children — Alex Fernandez, Camila Fernandez, and America Fernandez — with two of them following in their father’s footsteps. Alex, who was born in 1993, is a Latin Grammy Awardee. Camila, on the other hand, who was born in 1997, is also a singer and a digital creator on Instagram.
After his separation from his ex-wife, Alejandro started dating Colombian model and actress Ximena Diaz. Although they never got married, their relationship lasted for over seven years. He had two children with her — Emiliano Fernandez and Valentina Fernandez. Although both claim to be musicians in their Instagram bio, they have yet to release songs of their own. Though the talent is apparent in the few instances they’ve seen sharing the stage with their father and siblings.
Aside from his two prominent relationships, Fernandez was also linked to several women. The singer dated Mexican model and Instagram star Karla Laveaga (2011 – 2015), Mexican actress Eiza González (2010 – 2011), and Mexican Model Ayari Anaya (2004 – 2011). He was also linked to TV personality and Instagram sensation Gabriela Ramirez sometime in 2010.
Now with the heterosexual relationships he had, why do some people still think he’s gay?
The Photo That Started All The Gay Rumors
The public has always been known to turn something trivial into a social media disaster. In the case of the Latin pop star, it’s in the form of a somewhat embarrassing photo that took the internet by storm in 2016.
The said photo — which was taken at a party with the Mexican superstar looking very shirtless, disheveled, and flanked by two men — surfaced on the internet, and thus, creating a buzz about the singer’s sexuality. The photo went viral and unleashed a maelstrom of comments, both negative and positive. People were quick to assume that Alejandro Fernandez, being a closeted gay, was finally outed in a gay club in Vegas. The “scandal” was even picked out by various Latin media outlets from all over the world.
Alejandro Fernandez was quick to address the scandal head-on. He took to his Facebook account to share a lengthy and detailed post, not to get defensive, but to rectify information about the viral photo. The photo turned out to be taken at a bachelor party at XS in Vegas.
The Latin pop star had already addressed all the rumors surrounding his sexuality in a past interview. In April 2013, during the press conference held to promote his album “Confidencias”, Fernandez addressed the long-standing gay rumors.
He also clarified that vanity doesn’t take away his masculinity.
Is Alejandro Fernandez Gay?
No, the Mexican crooner is not gay. Alejandro Fernandez identifies himself as straight, says he likes women a lot. And he has quite a dating history to prove that.