Craig David addresses persistent rumours that he's gay: 'I shouldn't have to state that I'm heterosexual'

Craig David has blasted longtime rumours that he’s gay – branding speculation into his sexuality as ‘nonsense’.

The Seven Days hitmaker claimed that his sexual preference for women has always been clear from the way he speaks about relationships in his music.

‘I think it’s very evident in the way my songs are and how I speak about relationships so I wouldn’t even go into it. It’s like if that’s what you feel it’s what you feel,’ he told The Sun.

“I leave it very open”.

‘I leave it very open because at the end of the day it’s one of those things where I shouldn’t have to reinforce and state, “No, I’m a heterosexual” — because that’s all nonsense.

‘The only person that really matters is the relationship that I’m in and I know, I know.’

He added: ‘I feel in the sense that if you’re heterosexual, if you’re bisexual, if you’re gay, if you’re a lesbian, if you’re transgender, whatever the vibe is, that’s what you represent.

‘I’ve always found it quite strange that we always like to try and define people and say this is how it is and this is how it should be.’


Despite a short-lived romance with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara in 2003 and make-up artist Francesca Neill in 2007, Craig appears to have been single for the majority of his music career.

But he says he still has hope that one day he’ll settle down and start his own family.

‘It would be amazing to share my journey with somebody and that’s the big difference,’ he said.

‘I’d love to have kids. I think I’d be a very good dad and I think I’d have a lot of wisdom to share. But even with age you’ll just know, you’ll just be with someone and you won’t think about it. You’ll just be like, “I wanna have children with you and this just feels right”.’


It is not the first time the Southampton native has blasted rumours he is gay.

Speaking to KIIS FM last year, he said: ‘Sometimes people can get very aggressive with their response when they’re heterosexual, and I find that quite strange.’

Before adding: ‘Those rumours started back when we were playing RE-REWIND in the clubs. All these women in the audience were interested in me, but I was having none of it.

‘Why? Well, you know, I was 17, still relatively inexperienced, sexually speaking, and these women were – what 24, 25. They terrified me!’

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