The Character That Led Everyone To Believe Shawn Wayans Was Gay
Many viewers assume that the traits of the actors' roles are their real life-personality. So, it is usual for celebrities to be perceived as their on-screen character. A similar scenario occurred for the American actor Shawn Wayans as well.
After Shawn portrayed Ray Wilkins's role, a character that looked like a closeted gay, in Scary Movie, he was thought to be gay in real life. On top of that, his lack of relationship details since his break-up with baby mama in 2008 added fuel to rumors of his sexuality.
Shawn Wayans's Character Ray Wilkins Shed Gay Vibes
Wayans played Ray Wilkins in the 2000's spoof film Scary Movie. Though his character wasn't specified as a gay person, many believed that he was a closeted man. After all, there were instances where the character seemed so.
In one instance, during a locker room scene, Ray chose to look gay. When changing his shirt, he asked his friend if the yellow vest he was wearing made him look gay. But, when his friend answered no, he twisted the bottom of his vest, inside and over, to highlight his chest and asked him if doing that did it.
In another scene, he asked his girlfriend Brenda to wear a man's clothing before getting physical.
As if that wasn’t indicative enough, Ray was also supportive of one of his male friends. He brought him flowers, ran his bathwater, and even slept by his friend's side during restless nights.
In a nutshell, the movie showcased Ray as a guy who insisted on being straight but acted like a gay person. And, due to such portrayal, many believed Wayans was also a gay person.
Shawn Has Three Kids With His Baby Mama, Ursula Alberto
One fact that dispels Wayans's gay rumors is his long-term relationship. He was with Ursula Alberto, a fitness guru. Though they never married, they remained together for the better of a decade, from 1999 to 2008.
From their relationship, they have three children.
The first kid from their relationship, Laila, was born in 1999. Then the second child, Ilia, in 2002, and finally, Marlon Wayans in 2004. The duo separated four years after the birth of their last child.
Since the split from his baby mama, the Little Man actor hasn't been in a relationship publicly.
Shawn Wayans Is Not Gay, Claims Brother
Wayans's performance in the film, Scary Movie made people suggest that the actor was indeed gay.
But, it was not only him who was dragged in the swirl of rumors. His younger brother, an actor of the Scary Movie franchise, Marlon Wayans, was also speculated to be gay. The stories came after Marlon was spotted leaving a club with a transgender person in 2010.
Marlon addressed the query of his and his brother's sexuality by taking it to his Twitter account for good. He denied the rumors and insisted that he and his brother were straight.
Sorry folks, I aint gay and niether are my bros. All straight hetero sexual women lovers w/ beautiful kids & families. Look under a new rock — marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) November 15, 2010
Moreover, the actor's revealed relationship status dispelled the gay rumors in 2015.
During an interview with the RJs Fernando and Greg, the gay hosts of Radio 99.7, Shawn shared that he was dating a nurse. When the hosts asked if he always paid for the dates, he revealed that his girlfriend treated him at times as she was doing alright in her career.
However, that was the furthest he talked about his relationship.