Patrick Stewart Isn't Gay But It's Cool If You Think He Is

It's no secret that Patrick Stewart is the greatest. He's basically an eloquent and talented delight of a human being, the kind that makes you desperate to someday find yourself seated between him and Ian McKellan at a dinner party. As a great human, he was among those who joined in on the congratulations when Ellen Page came out last week.

Stewart is of course Page's co-star in the X-Men films (X-Men: Days Of Future Past comes out May 23). He probably didn't realize, though, that his congratulations would lead to someone in the media lumping him in with Page as an out actor. Specifically, The Guardian's Jane Czyzselska wrote "some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy because a high-profile and surprisingly politically aware young actress has decided not to play by the rules that so many closeted Hollywood actors are advised to follow if they are to enjoy mainstream success."

The only thing is, Stewart's not gay, and is in fact married to a woman (pictured above).

Now, this isn't exactly a huge deal: Sometimes mistakes are made and it's very possible Czyzselska had Stewart confused with his best friend Ian McKellan, who is out as a gay man and with whom he is very (very) frequently associated. Further, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being gay — so it's not like Stewart should feel any embarrassment over the mix-up.

Stewart, being a beacon of cool, completely understood all of this immediately. In fact, the entire reason this is a story that's being spread around is because his reaction was so perfect:

I just... I love him.