Lewis Hamilton doesn’t need any introduction in the world of formula one racing. This British sportsman is, without a doubt, the #1 Formula One driver to ever race, making him a household name.
Lewis Hamilton, who is currently driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, has made such an impact that even non-sports fans recognize him. His global following reaches a broader audience, making him the “Michael Jordan” and “Cristiano Ronaldo” of the international racing world.
This 7th-time Formula One World Champion first made history in 2008 when he won his 1st World Championship. This was during his second year of F1 participation. In 2020, at the Turkish Grand Prix, the living legend secured his 7th World Championship. He has bagged a total of 103 victories as of writing.
But being one of the most successful racers comes with a price. It exposes the racing superstar to the privy eyes of the public. Fans felt like they had the right to nitpick about his personal life. They even began to question his sexuality. Do they have enough reason to assume his sexual preference as such? Is Lewis Hamilton gay? Let’s find out.
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The Rumor About Lewis Hamilton’s Sexuality
The world-class racer’s sexuality has been a constant debate among formula one racing fans. Fans have been speculating that the racing champ is gay.
So where did this rumor start?
Lewis Hamilton has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. He had openly expressed his disgust over racist and homophobic issues. His open support of the gay community made people think that he was part of it.
The racing champ remained mum about the issue. He never once directly addressed the rumor about his sexuality.
Lewis Hamilton’s Relationships
Lewis Hamilton was in a long-term relationship with popstar Nicole Scherzinger. The singer-songwriter is best known as the leader of the American girl group The Pussycat Dolls. The couple dated from 2007 to 2015. The reason for their breakup remains unknown until this day.
After their breakup, the racing legend was rumored to have dated music superstar Rihanna. Nothing has been confirmed about the relationship though.
Lewis Hamilton was also linked to glamor model Veronica Valle. The model dated the racer for three months before she called it quits because he allegedly called her fat and was just “using her for sex”.
Other names like Rita Ora, a British pop singer, Barbara Palvin, a Hungarian model, Kendall Jenner, an American socialite-slash-TV personality-slash model, Winnie Harlow, a Canadian fashion model, Sofia Richie, an American social media personality who is also known as Lionel Richie’s daughter, and Nicki Minaj, an American rapper, were also linked to the racer. None of these relationships seem to last, though.
Recently, the racing superstar was said to be dating model, social media personality, and influencer, Camila Kendra. But the couple reportedly broke up in March last year.
There was no report about whether Lewis Hamilton is currently dating anyone.
Is Lewis Hamilton Gay?
After all the “evidence” mentioned above, we bet it’s safe to say that the motor-sporting legend is not gay. His long list of dating history substantiates otherwise. He may not be dating someone right now (or he was just keeping it private, who knows?) but one thing seems to be clear — Lewis Hamilton is straight.