Is Richard Madden gay? When he first played Rob Stark on HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, people fell in love with the Scottish actor. With his sudden rise to fame came a lot of talk about his past relationships, since he’s been linked to a lot of interesting people.
Who has Richard Madden been with, and is he straight or gay? Find out more about this young actor and who he may be dating at the moment.
Who Is Richard Madden?
Richard Madden is a Scottish actor who first became known around the world when he played Rob Stark in Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2013. He is also known for his roles as Prince Kit in Disney’s 2015 live-action Cinderella and David Budd in BBC’s Bodyguard (2018).
Even though Rob Stark was his first big role, it was David Budd that won him the Golden Globe for Best Actor. He also played John Reid in the movie Rocketman, which was about Elton John (2019). Madden’s performance as Elton John’s ex-lover was so good that it made gay rumours even stronger.
Is Richard Madden Gay?
Journalists often ask Richard Madden about his personal life because he has played gay characters like John Reid in Rocketman and Ikaris in Eternals. His sexuality, on the other hand, is a well-known secret.
When The Guardian asked Richard what he thought about actors playing roles that don’t match their real-life sexualities, he said, “We need to focus more on diversity and making sure everyone is represented, but I also believe in the best actor for the part.”
He has told people over and over again not to ask him about his private life or make assumptions about whether he is straight or gay. He told The New York Times during an interview, “I just keep my personal life private. I’ve never talked about the people I’ve dated.”
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Who Has Richard Madden Dated?
Richard Madden started dating Jenna Coleman, who plays a Doctor Who character, around the same time he was cast in Game of Thrones. But they broke up around 2015, supposedly because he was getting too close to Lily James, who was in Cinderella with him. Around August 2015, they tried to get back together, but their efforts failed.
In 2016, there were rumours that Richard was dating English model Suki Waterhouse and Irish model Laura Whitmore. These relationships didn’t last long. Then he started going out with Caroline Flack, who hosts Love Island. Caroline and Laura were friends, and it was said that the fact that they were starting to like each other made them fight.
Female First heard more about the tension between the two women from an unknown source: “Caz and Laura had a big fight, and they’re not talking right now. Laura thinks that Caroline broke the girl code because she didn’t tell her about Richard. Laura found out about Richard from friends they both had. Laura was very upset when she saw on social media that they were together.
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Then, in 2017, Richard was linked to the English actress Ellie Bamber. But rumours of a breakup in 2019 were proven true when he went to the Golden Globes by himself. He didn’t talk about her in the speech he gave to accept his award that night. A source told The Sun, “They fought almost every day in the end, and even though they thought about going to couples’ therapy, it became clear that there were too many problems that couldn’t be fixed.”
The Scottish actor isn’t dating anyone right now, and he hasn’t posted any photos with a new love interest, so fans aren’t sure if he is.
He’s Been Linked To His Openly Gay Ex-roommate
The hot actor has been linked to Brandon Flynn, who plays his former roommate on the show 13 Reasons Why. Brandon is out as gay, and in several interviews, he has talked about how hard it was to come out. People thought Richard and Brandon might be more than just friends when they heard they lived together. Richard and Brandon never said this was true.
In 2019, the two roommates got into a fight. A source told The Sun, “Brandon has made it clear that he doesn’t want to see Richard because he asked the Versace team not to invite him to a party at the beginning of December.”
Richard Madden was also seen hanging out with Froy Gutierrez, who plays Teen Wolf. People also think Froy is gay, so it’s not surprising that they think Richard might be too.
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During his time in the spotlight, Richard Madden has been linked to both men and women. He has been very determined to hide the fact that he is gay. We won’t know for sure if he’s gay or straight until we hear him say yes or no himself. Stay tuned for more updates on NogMagazine.com
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.