Renee Zellweger is doing a LOT of talking, these days!
In an interview with the Advocate, she discussed her breakup from Kenny Chesney and why she annulled their 2005 brief marriage over “fraud”, a charge which everyone kinda thought was code word for “gay.”
According to the actress, the scandal isn’t something she conveniently “forgot” about (obvi, it was a HUGE deal back in 2005), but she didn’t want to say too much, because that wasn’t her style.
“I forgot about that. It’s a pretty big thing to forget, isn’t it? That made me sad. It made me sad that somehow people were using that as a way to be cruel and calling someone gay as a pejorative, which has fateful consequences. Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all.”
“Well, I’d said all I needed to say on that subject. I’m an old-fashioned gal who doesn’t feel it’s appropriate to hang out your laundry on the lawn. I feel you devalue yourself as a human being when you share very personal things with a bajillion strangers who are making fun of you. I just don’t see that there’s any dignity in that. But sometimes it is difficult to just let something be what it is, especially when it’s unnecessary ugliness. Once you’ve said your piece, shouldn’t that be enough? And why is the ugliness that’s perpetuated in the media so attractive to people?”
(Via The Advocate)
Yes, true. But I’m still wondering…is Kenny gay? What’s his deal? What does “fraud” even mean in this case? I bet there is a LOT about this 2005 annulment that we have no idea about…