After Charlie Sheen, Other Celeb Confessions That Surprised Us

Celebrities and their little secrets which are now out in the open

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Tom Cruise and Cher were dating each other? (Photo: <a href=";vertical=default&amp;q=cher%20tom%20cruise&amp;src=typd">Twitter/@popcornenpumps</a>)

Everybody has their secrets, and if you are a star, it takes a lot to hide them as you are always under the media scanner. However, when it’s made public, it surely makes it to the “shocking celebrity confessions list”.

The latest on the list is Charlie Sheen’s admission that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive about four years ago, and that a few people who knew about it demanded money from him to keep it a secret. “I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive,” Sheen told NBC’s Matt Lauer. Here are few other celebs whose candid confessions raised eyebrows.

Cher Confesses to Her Fling With Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Cher (Photo: <a href=";vertical=default&amp;q=cher%20tom%20cruise&amp;src=typd">Twitter/@popcornenpumps</a>)
Tom Cruise and Cher (Photo: Twitter/@popcornenpumps)

Yes, Cher and Tom Cruise dated for a brief period when he was just 23 and she was 39. And Cher admitted this on national television. The singer actress has spoken frankly about how she was once “crazy” for Tom Cruise on the Oprah Winfrey show. Reflecting on their affair, she said that it could have been a “great big romance” if they hadn’t been forced apart by their filming schedules. Wow, now that would have been something.

Michael Jackson Reveals He’s Suffering From Vitiligo

After years of public speculation that he was bleaching his skin for cosmetic reasons, Michael Jackson finally explained that he was actually suffering from vitiligo, a disease that causes de-pigmentation of the skin. In 1993 on the Oprah Winfrey Show, which is said to be the most-watched interview in television history, the King of Pop also confessed that he had, in fact, had plastic surgery, but not as much as everyone assumed.

Ricky Martin Comes out of the Closet

Ricky Martin (Photo: Reuters)
Ricky Martin (Photo: Reuters)

His face, voice and moves made millions of girls around the globe go weak in the knees, so it was heartbreaking when Ricky Martin confessed to the world that he was gay. Before Martin came out in 2010, he spent 11 years of his life besieged by gay rumours. The Puerto Rican singer was linked with TV host Rebecca de Alba as well as his ‘Nobody Wants To Be Lonely’ duet partner Christina Aguilera. In a 2000 interview with the British tabloid The Mirror, he said: “I don’t think I should have to tell anyone if I am gay or not, or who I’ve slept with or not,” but in 2010, he finally admitted who he is. In a post on his official website, he said: “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”

Oprah Talks About Being a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

In 1986, while hosting a show with survivors of child sexual abuse and their molesters, Oprah revealed that she too was molested by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend, when she was 9-years-old. Winfrey also stated that when she discussed the abuse with her family at the age of 24, they refused to believe her.

Bruce Jenner’s Confession “I Am a Woman”

Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medal-winning athlete who had also become famous thanks to the Kardashians, one day sat down with Diane Sawyer to make a big announcement regarding ‘his’ gender identity. “My brain is much more female than it is male,” said Jenner. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” Jenner, 65, fought tears to make the announcement at the very beginning of a two-hour special edition of 20/20 that aired Friday night, called Bruce Jenner: The Interview. And then Variety introduced Caitlyn Jenner to the world.

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