The rumble in the gossip world of a star coming out on the May 5th cover of People Magazine has been keeping us guessing which closeted star is going pop out of the closet. Initially my guess was Anderson Cooper. This was shot down as more hints leaked that it was someone in the music industry. Being that Queen Latifah is a lover of the ladies I entertained the idea. However, the Queen has a rom-com coming out so this would be terrible timing.
TMZ has announced the future openly gay star to be Chely Wright. She is a country singer who boasts hits like “Single White Female,” at one time dated Brad Paisley and also has a book coming out. Being that I am not a fan of the country (despite the fact I came from a town in which people drove riding lawn mowers proudly to school), I had no idea who she was. So she was best described by my sidekick who dabbles in rodeo fetish: “I think she was like the Taylor Swift of the late 90’s.”
It was being kept a guarded secret as my generous bribes of free tickets to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University; DVD box set of season two of “The O.C.” and dinner for one at Bennigans were snubbed. I knew I should have thrown in and autographed copy “Who Let the Dogs Out.”
Alas, I didn’t need to fork over my Baha Men signed CD. Wright out-ed herself via her Facebook (see screen grab below). The May cover was known be coming out issue and she asked y’all to buy the issue featuring her on Tuesday. Stealth. Very Stealth.
Her book and new album also come out on Thursday so this is a publicist’s wet dream.
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