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Coldplay's Chris Martin Reveals Boy Band Take That Made Him Question His Sexuality, Wonder If He Was Gay When He Was A Kid

First Posted: 10/25/11 02:25 PM ET Updated: 12/25/11 05:12 AM ET

Last night at the Q Awards in London, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin presented Gary Barlow with a trophy for songwriting.

Unwilling to squander the opportunity to celebrate Barlow in his own special way, Martin revealed that English boy band Take That -- which Barlow is a member of -- made him momentarily question his sexuality when he was growing up.

Martin said that when he was younger his two favorite bands were "U2 and five handsome, strapping men from Stoke and Manchester. I'm not afraid to admit it, they made me ask the question 'Am I gay?'"

The Sun reports that at the after party, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr responded to Martin's confession by joking, "I have the answer for you -- you are gay."

Coldplay received the award for "Best Band in the World" at last night's ceremony. Their new album, Mylo Xyloto, landed in stores yesterday.

For 16 other same-sex celebrity crushes, see the slideshow below:

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  • Justin Timberlake Crushes On Lebron James

    In a 2009 ESPN interview, the pop star was asked who his man crush is, <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-timberlake-admits-lebron-james-man-crush-on-espn-20090423" target="_hplink">to which he replied</a> NBA MVP LeBron James, adding "He just lights me up."

  • Kim Kardashian Crushes On Megan Fox

    "Megan Fox is so hot," Kardashian once revealed. "She is like my girl crush and I don't have girl crushes."

  • Megan Fox Crushes On Olivia Wilde

    When asked about Olivia Wilde, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/06/16/olivia-wilde-talks-royalty-megan-foxs-girl-crush/">Fox replied</a>, "[She is] so sexy, she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox."

  • Cameron Diaz Crushes On Mila Kunis

    Diaz <a href="http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/diazs-girl-crush-on-mila-kunis-2638233.html" target="_hplink">told <em>Maxim</em></a>, "Mila Kunis is a little hottie."

  • Colin Farrell Crushes On Robert Downey Jr

    At the 2011 Scream Awards Farrell revealed that Downey Jr is his "cup of tea," and read an "emotional" poem he wrote for the "Iron Man" star.

  • Selena Gomez Crushes On Emma Stone

    "I'm obsessed with Emma Stone," Gomez <a href="http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/08/23/selena-gomez-emma-stone-justin-bieber-girl-crush/" target="_hplink">told Philly radio station</a> Q102. "She's totally my girl crush. I love her!"

  • Javier Bardem Crushes On Brad Pitt

    When Bardem was asked about meeting Pitt for the first time, the <a href="http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-quotable-javier-bardem-finds-brad-pitt-beautiful/" target="_hplink">A-list actor responded</a>, "[Brad] really made me feel very, like ... I don't know, like, I could fall in love with him! Like a teenage girl getting crazy and going [screams] like that."

  • Emma Stone Crushes On Christina Hendricks

    When asked by <em>The Advocate</em> if she had a girl crush, <a href="http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Film/Romancing_Emma_Stone/" target="_hplink">Stone replied</a>, "Christina Hendricks. It's a no-brainer. Everything about her does it for me. That's my kind of woman."

  • Kris Allen Crushes On Jake Gyllenhaal

    When asked what male celebrity he'd like to be deserted on an island with, the "American Idol" star picked the Jake Gyllenhaal.

  • Christina Hendricks Crushes On Zooey Deschanel

    When asked about her girl crush, Christina Hendricks <a href="http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Television/Ahead_of_the_Curves/" target="_hplink">told <em>The Advocate</em></a>, "Probably Zooey Deschanel. [Laughs] My fiancé [Geoffrey Arend] is in '500 Days of Summer' with her, so I've seen that movie three times in a row, and I'm like, 'God, I love watching her!' I find her very unique and interesting. She's lovely."

  • Zach Braff Crushes On Tim Olyphant

    When asked what male celebrity the "Scrubs" star would have sex with, <a href="http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2007/01/zach-braff-on-man-crushes-and.html" target="_hplink">he replied</a> "I have a man-crush on Tim Olyphant [of "Broken Hearts" and "Deadwood"]. In fact, I saw him the other night, and I told him about my man-crush."

  • Nicki Minaj Crushes On Rihanna

    Minaj told <a href="http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/01/06/rihanna-slaps-nicki-minajs-butt-celeb-crush/" target="_hplink"><em>Life & Style</em></a> Rihanna was her "biggest celebrity crush" because "she slapped my ass at the [American Music Awards]."

  • Rihanna Crushes On Cheryl Cole

    <em>The Sun</em> <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/brits/3414414/Cheryl-Coles-crush-on-Rihanna-at-the-Brits.html" target="_hplink">reported that</a> Rihanna said, "[Cole] is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen... How do you have a face like that, with hair like that and dimples, and a body like that, that's proportioned like that? And you have a successful career, something about that is not right!"

  • Ryan Reynolds Crushes On Robert Pattinson

    When Reynolds was asked about the "Twilight" hunk, <a href="http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/03/25/quote_of_the_day_ryan_reynolds_man_crush" target="_hplink">he replied,</a> "Oh my God. Are you kidding me? Robert Pattinson? In a word? Dreamy... Look, I'm not gay, but I'm thinkin' about it."

  • Cheryl Cole Crushes On Cameron Diaz

    Cole <a href="http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2011/09/20/cheryl-cole-interview---shoe-collection-style-and-film" target="_hplink">told Vogue.co.uk</a>, "Cameron is amazing, honestly I've got such a girl crush on her... She's such an amazing woman. It's just so good to be doing new stuff. I never had the confidence to do acting before, and I've said I could probably play myself quite well. It was brilliant, we'll see what happens next."

  • Sophia Vergara Crushes On Halle Berry

    When asked by <em>The Advocate</em> who her girl crush is, <a href="http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Television/Sofias_Choice_Sofia_Vergara/" target="_hplink">Vergara responded</a>, "I have many, but I love Halle Berry. She's perfection. Every time I see her, I want to give her a standing ovation because she's so flawless.


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