Kelly McGillis: Lesbian Secret Was a Hard One to Keep For Top Gun Actress Kelly McGillis!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

 Kelly McGillisACTRESS Kelly McGillis has revealed why she waited until 2009 to declare she was a lesbian.

The star is best known for appearing alongside Tom Cruise in the smash hit movie Top Gun. She has two children from her marriage to Fred Tillman. The two wed in 1989 and divorced in 2002. She was also married to Boyd Black between 1979 and 1981. In September 2010, she entered into a civil union with partner Melanie Leis.

“Fundamentally, I was just tired of lying about who I am,” McGillis, 53, told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve reached a point where my kids are grown, they’re out of the house, they no longer have to be concerned that their friends, their friends’ families, will put them in compromising emotional situations because of my sexual preference.”

“That was a big concern of mine because, unfortunately, a lot of people are not very tolerant,” she added. “I got to a certain age and I didn’t give a (expletive) anymore. Ultimately, all I have to offer anybody is my truth. I don’t have any profound wisdom, no profound insight, I only have my truth and my experience to offer others.”

“I was out before that,” McGillis said, when asked if her recurring role on Showtime’s gay and lesbian-themed show The L Word in 2008. influenced her decision to come out. “I mean, I was involved in a relationship during that. It wasn’t a thing that just happened. That’s who I am and what I’ve been for a long time. It’s just that I could never really talk about it.”[imagebrowser id=1065]

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  • Michael

    Once again, Hollywood following the gay/lesbian trend, “its cool to be gay or lesbian mentality in hollywood” She seems to have just gotten old and ugly probably couldn’t get a guy so she decided hey i’ll go for women. Its getting really old and annoying

    • jim


      If this is the depth or your capacity for rational thought you really need to rethink your life. Frankly I could care less about this story. Your level of hate and loathing are something I think you should explore – perhaps with a mental health professional.

    • http://ShowbizSpy PollyPoodle

      Michael, you hit the nail on the head. All I have to say is “eeeyeeeowwwww!”

    • Figure it out

      The sad thing is that she got married and had kids before getting straight (HA!) with herself. If you’re gay, you owe it to the people you become involved with to tell them the truth. A friend had her mom “come out” at age 45. Although one sister is okay with it, the rest of the family, including her husband, is saying WTF. Her former husband could have done something else with his life instead of living in a relatively sexless marriage for 25 years.

      If you’re gay, fine, but be honest with the people around you.

  • Denise

    Good for her! I think it is sad the our society is so homophobic that it forces people into playing roles they aren’t. Woman has been divorced twice and had to hide her sexual orientation. Now she finally feels free to be honest about her sexual identity. Thank you Kelly! Sorry you have to live in a world still filled with people who essentially forced you to live in shame and secrecy.

  • pete.n

    kelly used to be so hot when she was younger. check out the pics they have of her when she posed nude in her twenties at

  • Marsi

    She’s more beautiful than ever now because she is living life on her own terms..

  • MrBig

    She is ugly, & has completely lost it. No wonder she is a man hater, what man would want her anyway.

    • jimboga

      Yes, Denise, and in the process she messed up the lives of two men who had been led to think she was a woman.

  • http://yahoo larry

    To All!
    No more wars over lingering truths, please! It’s not practical or healthy!

  • elvis

    Christ! When did she start taking ugly pills?
    She and Rosie wear underwear with dickholes in them.

  • johnson’slove

    I wouldn’t f*ck Kelly McGillis with Rosie O’Donnell’s d*ck.

  • Stu Cozza

    Yup… used to be hot, now not so much, so I guess it makes sense to her that she go down that road.

  • amin

    She was really beautiful and now she is ugly. she should have done plastic surgery. Thats sad on being gay. She was once beautifull.. what a shame..

    • sudsy

      Where is the shame in being who you are, inside and out?? Obviously, you’re the one who should be ashamed with your judgemental attitude. Totally ugly.

  • jesusd

    The drinking from her past really did a job on her face and body..she may have sobriety, but she lost the looks.
    Can’t blame her for eating muffins though…who doesn’t like a nice warm, juicy strawberry muffin?

  • http://yahoo michele

    be nice! lets face it any of you guys who made these smartass comment who would want to see to naked or who would want to fuck you

  • Bubbathet

    CONTROL TOWER, this is Maverick…HELP ME too!!

  • fariborz

    poor bawd

  • johnnyd

    Holy Shit! Now that is a man that I’d hate to fight.

  • Daou

    well the MANkind has nothing to lose if she has turned lesbian ;)

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  • Anonymous

    looks like a man anyway- might as well be one.