Known as the “King of Rock n’ Roll”, Lenny Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter-slash- actor who got popular for incorporating elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop and folk in his music style.
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This 58-year-old Grammy awardee has been one of the most celebrated guitarists in rock music for over three decades. His love for music earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row (1999-2002). He has also been nominated for and won other prestigious awards, such as the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, Brit Awards, and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. He was definitely an icon in the music industry.
Kravitz is an actor, as well, appearing in movies like “The Hunger Games” film series (2012-2023), “The Butler” (2012), and “Shotgun Wedding” (2022).
Because of his fashion choices, as well as his vocal support for LGBTQ+ rights, some fans had made assumptions about Lenny Kravitz sexuality, something that the singer-slash-actor had not publicly addressed. Now let’s get to know him better for the answer to the question “Is Lenny Kravitz gay?” Let’s go.
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On Admitting His Love for Jason Momoa
Kravitz admitted that it was “love at first sight” for him and the Aquaman actor.
But hold up. It is not what you think it is.
For those who do not know, Kravitz’s ex-wife, Lisa Bonet, was married to Jason Momoa. This is how their lives are intertwined. And Kravitz shared, in the cover story of the 2020 issue of Men’s Health, how he got along with the movie star just fine.
Zoë Kravitz is Lenny’s daughter to his ex-wife, Lisa Bonet. And apparently, even after being divorced for 27 years, Lenny was maintaining a good relationship with his daughter, his ex-wife, and his ex-wife’s new husband.
Lenny Kravitz wasn’t kidding when he said that he loved his ex-wife’s new husband, Jason Momoa. As a matter of fact, they post each other on one another’s social media accounts, like that one time when Kravitz posted a photo of him with Momoa on his Instagram account with the caption:
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The singer also stated in the cover story that being part of a modern, blended family — like what they had — takes a lot of work. They’re just lucky that Momoa and him, and the rest of their blended family members, got along just fine.
Kravitz also said in an interview that Momoa is like a brother to him.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, however, ended their 5-year marriage with a breakup announcement last January 2022. The couple has two children — their daughter Lola, who was born in 2007, and their son Nakoa-Wolf, who was born in 2008. The couple may have called it quits but it has been reported that they remained as friends. They’ll always be family.
Other Reasons that Sparked Gay Rumors About the Singer
Lenny Kravitz openly admitting his adoration for Jason Momoa was not the only reason why there were gay rumors flying around him.
The singer has always been deemed as a fashion icon with his long hair and bold fashion sense. He could effortlessly pull off bold prints and eclectic pieces paired with black leather and huge sunglasses. His flamboyant fashion style has landed him several brand partnerships and campaigns, such as Saint Laurent’s, making him the face of its YSL Y fragrance in 2020. It also earned him the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.
But amidst all the good things his flamboyant fashion style had brought him, it also sparked rumors about his sexuality. Fans automatically assumed that he was gay because of how he dressed.
It doesn’t help that he also plays a gay role in the movie “The Hunger Games” (2012). He played the role, Cinna, so effectively and naturally that fans can’t help but wonder if he was gay in real life. But the truth is, he has his bisexual friends to thank for that.
Lenny Kravitz’s Past Relationships and Failed Marriage
Lenny Kravitz was married to actress Lisa Bonnet from 1985 to 1993. They were close friends before they started dating and eloped to be married in Las Vegas. They have one daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, who is now a successful actress, singer, director, and model. The couple called it quits in 1991 and got divorced in 1993.
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Aside from his failed marriage with Bonnet, Kravitz has also been linked to several women in the past. Some of them were high profile.
He had dated model Naomi Campbell, and was rumored to have hooked up with fashion designer Stella McCartney in the early 90s. He was also rumored to have dated Madonna in 1990; he actually co-wrote her song “Justify My Love.” Kravitz also briefly dated singer Kylie Minogue in the early 90s, was in a brief romance with French singer Vanessa Paradis from 1992 to 1997, and had a fling with singer Natalie Imbruglia in the 90s. He was also linked to TV personality Ananda Lewis in 2000, was rumored to have dated actress and fashion model Devon Aoki in 2021, dated and was actually engaged to Brazilian model Adriana Lima from 2001 to 2003, had a brief romance with actress Nicole Kidman in 2003, and was rumored to have briefly dated actress Marisa Tomei in 2004. He was also linked to actress Michelle Rodriguez in 2005, was rumored to have dated comedian Whitney Cummings in 2016, and was in a relationship with Brazilian model Barbara Fialho in early 2018.
Is Lenny Kravitz Gay?
Nope, the singer-slash-actor is not gay. He said it himself. Loving men and being in love with men are two different things. As for sexual preference, he was into women. Always have been.