Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson has been very successful in keeping his love life away from the tabloids, so very little can be found about his relationships. This might also be one of the causes of the speculations surrounding his sexuality.

The actor was once surrounded by gay rumors after news about him being blackmailed by a man named Richard Gordon came out. The gay speculations further went on when fellow comedian Tom Rhodes accused him of sexual assault.

So, what is the actor hiding from the public? Is Louie Anderson married? Does he have a partner? Let's find out!

A Peek at Louie Anderson's Past Relationship 

The only exclusive relationship that Anderson is associated with is one dating back to 1985. He was married to his High School sweetheart, but the marriage lost its flame only after a month of its establishment. Two years after the split, in an exclusive interview with People's magazine, the actor admitted how the marriage was a mistake. He was remorseful not about the split but the marriage itself.

Nothing further is known about his marriage or wife. However, rumors about his sexuality followed shortly after his marriage ended. 

The Truth Behind Rumors Surrounding Louie Anderson's Sexuality

It all began when the Emmy award-winning actor was blackmailed by a person named Richard John Gordon, who accused the then Family Feud host of making sexual advances towards him in a casino four years ago. The blackmailer threatened to go public about the incident and demanded a sum of $100,000 from Anderson. 

After paying the hush-up money, Gordon tried blackmailing the actor yet again. At this point, Anderson went on to the FBI, who later arrested Gordon.

Many sources questioned Anderson's sexuality based on the payment he made to the blackmailer. However, most sources claim that he only did so to protect his image, as he was a part of two family shows at that time.

Another rumor that added some shade to Anderson's sexuality was when fellow stand-up comedian Tom Rhodes accused Anderson of sexual assault. Following the "me too" movement, Rhodes accused the Basket star of physically coming at him when he was 19. However, it still remains a rumor.

Besides accusations, the talks of Anderson's sexuality in recent times have been coming up because of his role as Zach Galifianakis' mother in the comedy-series Baskets. However, the comedian seems to be very happy with his role.

Louie Anderson Portrayed The Role of a Woman in a 2016 Series  

The former stand-up comedian was thrilled when talking about his role as Christine Baskets in the Conan show.

While on the Conan Show, host Conan O'Brien commented, saying it was a "genius casting, and it's amazing how it's recognized universally."  Before Conan could further go on, Anderson abruptly shuns him down by randomly explaining that the reason he was cast had nothing to do with his "feminine aura," but it was his self-willing to take on a role of a woman.

Well, one can even spot his excitement for the role as he has uploaded many pictures on his Instagram, from the sets of Baskets.

Similarly, talking about his recent book Hey Mom: Stories for my Mother but You Can Read Them Too in The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the comedian talks about how this role has made him even more connected with his deceased mother. He further talks about how he has incorporated some elements of his mother into his role as Christine Baskets.