Renee Zellweger Addresses Gay Rumors About Kenny Chesney

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Renee Zellweger would rather forget short-lived marriage to country singer, Kenny Chesney.

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Unfortunately, she's a celebrity and her privacy isn't something most people respect.  

So, here we are, wondering what she thinks of the 2005 union that lasted long enough to beat Kim Kardashian 72-day record, but short enough to warrant an annulment. 

Zellweger did an interview with The Advocate, and was asked to address the media circus that surrounded her choice of "fraud" as the reason she and Chesney ended their marriage.

Several outlets reported that Chesney was gay, which Zellwegger has never directly addressed.

"I forgot about that. It’s a pretty big thing to forget, isn’t it?" she said.

"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."

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Zellweger then shifted the conversation to tabloid stories and the public's fascination with gossip (smooth move, Zell).

"Of course, there’s the bigger-picture problem of why anyone had to make up a story at all," she said, wrapping it up.

Zellweger was asked if she felt the need to jump to Chesney's defense after legal documents about the anullment were released.

"Well, I’d said all I needed to say on that subject," she answered.

"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."

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"I just don’t see that there’s any dignity in that," she continued.

"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?"

Ugh, I don't know. I just want to put on my Snuggie and watch Bridget Jones's Diary while hooked up to an IV drip of Ramona Pinot Grigio.

Zellwegger and Chesney married in May 2005 in the Virgin Islands.

After filing in September, Zellweger released a statement in response to speculation that "fraud" meant that Chesney was gay.  

It was, Zellweger stated, legal language that was listed, and not a reflection of the country's singer's character.

"I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions and greatly appreciate your understanding that we hope to experience this transition as privately as possible," the statement read.

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