The tabloids just won't let Will Smith's sexuality go!
The latest in a long string of accusations comes from Star magazine, which is claiming that the Men in Black star's recent marital troubles with wife Jada Smith are related to Will's extended stays with actor Duane Martin.
Will and Jada Smith's marital troubles have made tabloid headlines for months, though with mixed signals – first they were split, then back together, then split again, but with Jada Pinkett Smith still writing love songs dedicated to Will (huh??).
Star's latest rumor, however, definitely falls on the side of broken up.
Will spends significantly more time with Duane than he does with Jada and the kids, a source told the tabloid. Jada Pinkett Smith can't stand Will's relationship with Duane, and she feels like Will flaunts it in her face, taking him on exotic vacations while she's sitting home alone.
Will himself denied the rumor, as did Duane Martin, telling Star, I'm not going to defend myself against a gay rumor.
This may be the first time Martin's been tied up in gay rumors, but it certainly ain't Will Smith's first rodeo.
In September of 2011, the National Enquirer quoted a record exec friend of Trey Songz (of Bottoms Up ft. Nicki Minaj fame) as alluding to a more-than-meets-the-eye relationship, saying: I know that Trey and Will have been friends for a very long time, but I can't speak to the nature of their relationship. It's none of my business.
And then of course there was a rumor circulating back in 2008 started by a Hollywood madam (though not Heidi Fleiss, the Hollywood Madame), claiming that she'd set Will Smith up with a male prostitute.
I had to reassure him over and over that I could guarantee discretion, she told blogger Ian Halperin. Once I convinced him I could, he placed his order. It was for a man. I had 14 women working for me and two guys. You'd be surprised at how many Hollywood stars requested the services of the guys.
As for that rumor's veracity, Richard Lawson at Gawker wasn't buying it.
The Will Smith gay rumors have been tossed around for years, his entree into professional closet-locker religion Scientology the latest to fuel the whispers, Lawson wrote five years ago. But this particular tidbit? We're not so sure about it. Why would Smith bother to create a paper trail like this?