From Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia to General Kirigan in the 2021 series Shadow and Bone, English actor Ben Barnes has indeed come a long way, befriending success.

But something that has remained still from the olden days is his fans' concern regarding his sexuality and obscurity surrounding his relationship status.

Gay Rumors Started From a Gay Scene

The speculation regarding Barnes' homosexuality didn't spur randomly. It started after he shared a kiss with his on-screen partner Basil Hallward (played by Ben Chaplin) in the movie Damian Gray.


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As a lead character titled Damian Gray, he had an intimate relationship with the same-sex character in an unexpected turn of events. His character, not identified as gay, had a hedonistic way of life.

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The British actor also played a queer character in the fictional television series Westworld.

His portrayal of gay characters fueled the speculations of him being gay, but it couldn't bring out substantial conclusions. After all, the Gold-Digger star has never commented on his sexuality.

The only thing he has ever done is answered why he chose gay writers. Back in 2008, while talking with the Interview Magazine, he asserted that sexuality was a topic of interest for everyone. 

Attitudes toward different sexualities change, but the actual sexuality of a human being is something that’s consistent, and it's consistently interesting, and so people write about it.

Until and unless the London native doesn't open up about his preference or relationship status, nothing can be concluded for the time being.

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Has Been Linked With Multiple Actresses

Barnes' rumored relationship has never turned out to be the truth, but he has been linked with multiple actresses from Hollywood. 

Around September 2009, he was linked with British actress Tamsin Egerton. But reports that cited them to be dating were falsified after Egerton denied saying they were only good friends. 


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The Punisher actor also got linked with actresses such as Felicity Jones and Meganne Young. But neither of the celebrities commented or confirmed their relationship.

Then, in January 2021, the 37-year-old actor was rumored to be dating his long-time friend Julianne Hough. Their friendly meet at Salt & Straw in Los Angeles for an ice cream outing sparked the dating rumor. The rumor, however, was once again denied by the source close to the couple.