RUPERT Everett is well known amongst movie goers thanks to his role in big films like My Best Friend’s Wedding and St Trinian’s.
However, the openly gay actor shocked fans when he spilled the beans on his six year romance with the late Paula Yates.
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Did Rupert Everett have an affair with Paula Yates?
The romance started in 1982, and happened will she was in a relationship with Bob Geldof.
Speaking candidly about the affair on Piers’ Morgan’s Life Stories, Rupert – who identifies as a homosexual – said: “We were very, very close, I must say, for a long time, and she’s someone that I adored and still do.
“I think I was in love with her. I adored her.”
Writing for the Daily Mail in 2006, under My Life With The Divas, Rupert said about his romance with Paua: “I am mystified by my heterosexual affairs, but then I am mystified by most of my relationships.’
‘That side of our relationship was tenuous to say the least, and our lives went in different directions.”
He added: “She had a fragility that was erotic to men. She could break if you squeezed her too hard.
“She had a tiny waist that you could put your hands around and your fingers would nearly touch.
“This was her most extraordinary feature, because it gave the man she let hold her a sense of protective power; even if you were gay, you could not help but feel turned on.”
What did Bob Geldof say about the alleged affair?
Paula had been in a relationship with Bob Geldof – who she went on to wed in 1986 – at the time of the affair.
When asked by host Piers Morgan how he “squared off Bob in all this”, Rupert said he “just ignored him”.
Quizzed on whether he felt guilty about the affair, Rupert said “no”, adding: “I don’t know, I think it would be for her to feel guilty, not me.”
Bob has not spoken about the affair.