Ansel Elgort Addresses Gay Rumors: 'I Like Girls, A Lot'

by Jackie Willis 7:07 AM PST, December 18, 2014
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Ansel Elgort is setting the record straight about his sexuality.

Apparently there has been a few rumors that The Fault In Our Stars leading man is gay, but he took to Twitter Wednesday to deny such reports. "Just in case it isn't clear... I like girls. A lot," Ansel tweeted.

The 20-year-old actor added: "Also let me say if I was gay I wouldn't hide it. Being gay or straight isn't bad or good it just IS. U are who you are. Be true to yourself.

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Ansel's female fans will be happy to hear this news, and to also learn that he's newly single! This past August, Ansel reportedly split from his longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan. The two had been dating since high school.

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Another rumor Ansel had to shoot down this year was that he was dating his Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars co-star Shailene Woodley. ET caught up with the actress at the New York premiere of The Fault In Our Stars this past June and asked her to clarify her relationship with her sexy co-star. "Ansel and I have such a natural love and respect for one," said Woodley. "But we definitely have more of a brother sister relationship in our real lives."

See what else she had to say about their off-screen chemistry, below.