Sam Smith’s Sexuality: Is Sam Smith Gay?

In 2012, Sam Smith, a pop singer from England, lent their simultaneously angelic yet soulful vocals to Disclosure’s hit song “Latch.” No one really knew their name at the time, but that would quickly change. The following year, Sam joined forces with Naughty Boy on the track “La La La,” and once again, their talent had people hooked.

Fast forward to 2014, and Sam exploded into the music industry with their first album “In the Lonely Hour,” which included songs like “Stay With Me” and “Lay Me Down.”

And the rest is history. Sam Smith had arrived.

Throughout their career, Sam has taken home numerous Grammy awards as well as a Golden Globe for their performance of “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the James Bond film Spectre.

One thing always confusing about Sam Smith is his sexuality. Here’s what we know about the musician’s sex life and gender.


What is Sam Smith’s sexuality?

Sam has been very transparent with fans about who they are. Shortly after Sam’s debut album dropped in 2014, they wasted no time and came out as gay. Fortunately, Sam’s decision to reveal their sexuality only made their fanbase stronger.

Furthermore, in 2019, Sam announced they were nonbinary and genderqueer. Over the years, there have been a few fumbles with Sam’s pronouns — most notably at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in 2020 after singer Shawn Mendes used the wrong pronouns to announce Sam.

Sam immediately accepted Shawn’s apology, noting that “we are all learning together.”

In fact, in a recent appearance on The Zane Lowe Show, Sam admitted that they’ve also made similar errors. “The pronoun thing is interesting because mistakes happen. Even me, I make mistakes quite a lot, and it’s an uncomfortable feeling, making a mistake,” Sam said.

In 2022, Sam teamed up with Kim Petras for the now-hit song “Unholy.” At the 65th Grammy Awards, that song won them the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. This was the first time ever that nonbinary and transgender artists won in that category.

Is Sam Smith dating anyone? They’ve been open with their romantic partners in the past.

Sam Smith has never been shy about discussing their love life, or lack thereof, in the past. In a 2014 interview with FaderSam revealed that their debut album, In the Lonely Hour, was almost wholly inspired by one of the many unrequited relationships with other men of which they’ve been a part.

In fact, Sam even told this man that the album was about him. While he still didn’t reciprocate their feelings, it still gave them a bit of closure.

“I feel almost like I signed off this part of my life where I keep giving myself to guys who are never going to love me back,” they told Fader in 2014. “It’s all there now and I can move on and hopefully find a guy who can love me the way I love him.”

Sam would finally get a shot at love during that same year, having fallen into a romantic relationship with male model Jonathan Zeizel. Unfortunately, they would later confirm their breakup in early 2015 during a concert in Toronto.

While their relationship was short-lived, Sam’s second public relationship became a little more serious. In 2017, Sam revealed that they were in a relationship with actor Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why, Hellraiser). Their reported “whirlwind romance” lasted nine months before they split.

An unnamed source told The Sun in June 2018 that despite the fact the two had fallen deeply for each other, “they [were] both so busy with their careers, and unfortunately, things just haven’t worked out.”

As of this writing, Sam has not revealed any more details about their current relationship status. But if their latest single is any indication, they’re still not here to make friends. They “need a la la la la la la la la-la; [they] need a lover.”

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