Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has again denied that she is lesbian, or that she and gal pal Gayle King are romantically involved.

Winfrey has often been at the centre of speculation about her sexuality thanks to her refusal to marry her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, and her extremely close relationship with King.

In the August edition of her O magazine, Winfrey says in an article about their decades-long friendship, that neither she nor King is gay: “There isn’t a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it”.

“The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there’s nothing wrong with being gay,” says King in the piece.

Meanwhile Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, who is again making waves on the charts with her new single Maneater, has told journalist Arjan Timmermans that she is bisexual, saying that “Women are beautiful and sexy”.

“I believe sexual experimentation is part of human history”, the mother of one says in the article, recently published in European gay magazine, GUS.

She adds that she believes that all people are intrinsically bisexual: “And, in a way, that makes so much sense. As humans we have both male and female energies,” Furtado says.

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