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Alicia Silverstone: My First Boyfriend Was Gay

Submitted by on October 26, 2012 – 12:04 pm Comments

Recently, Alicia Silverstone revealed that her first boyfriend was interested in guys. In other words he was gay.  ”I’ve had so many crushes on gay boys. My first love was so gay, and I didn’t know. I used to defend him because everyone would say he was gay, but he’d say he wasn’t,” she recalls. “Then, about six years later, he had the big talk with me”. Must have come as quite a shock to her, one must say. What is shocking is that, it took her 6 years to realize he was gay and that too after he told her so. Silverstone’s defense is that she has a less than perfect gaydar.

On co-starring with Cheyenne Jackson on the Broadway show The Performers (which is about the adult film industry), she says, “I was just with a friend, and he was telling me Cheyenne is gay, and I didn’t know that!” It seems like she at last got it right when she got married to Christopher Jarecki. As far as Alicia’s career is concerned, besides being an actress she is also a film and television producer, author, and animal rights and environmental activist. So she really knows how to keep herself busy.

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She is best known for such films as Clueless and Batman & Robin, where she played Batgirl. A vegan, Silverstone endorses PETA activities and has published a book called The Kind Diet. Her first credited role was in The Wonder Years starring Fred Savage. Silverstone then won a leading part in the 1993 film The Crush, playing a teenage girl who sets out to ruin an older man after he spurns her affections; she won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for the role—Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain.

In the 2013 Broadway season, Silverstone, Henry Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson, and Ari Graynor are set to star in the David West Read play The Performers opening Nov 14, 2012 at The Longacre Theatre. Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician (for the band S.T.U.N.) Christopher Jarecki in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe, on June 11, 2005. In May 2011, Silverstone gave birth to a boy, whom they named Bear Blu Jarecki

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Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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