Joan Jett Is Not Married; Says She is Lesbian But Won’t Come Out

September 25, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Joan Jett’s fans have a lot of interpretations regarding her sexuality, either Lesbian or not. Having been hooked up with famous males and females, there are assumptions as if she might be bisexual. Above all, we are all curious to know about her husband.

    Let’s find out all about Joan’s relationship here today.

     Key Takeaways

    • Joan Jett has never been married.
    • She has hooked up with many renowned celebrities in the past.
    • In addition, she was romantically linked up with famous females.
    • She has not opened up as a Lesbian, so her sexual orientation is still ambiguous.

    Joan Jett Never Married But Has a Vivid Dating History

    No, Jett is not married. Unless she is not hiding any of her personal status, she has not had the opportunity to walk down the aisle yet. What’s more, the 65 year-old rockstar doesn’t have any kids as well.

    Besides, in the past, Joan has been linked with several celebrities. In 1970, there was a rumor about the relationship between Jett and British singer, John Lydon (Johnny Rotten).

    Likewise, In 1976, there were public assumptions that Jett and Tom Petersson, an American Musician, were in a relationship, though the secret behind is still aware. Their rumored affair first came to prominence after Tom was spotted kissing Jett after a show in 1977.

    Bassist Tom Petersson at New York, November 1980
    Joan Jett has been in a relationship with Tom Petersson for a short duration.

    Similarly, in 1980, there was speculation about her relationship with Billy Idol, an English musician and singer.

    In the following ways, in 2001, it was rumored that Jett was in a romantic relationship with Chuck Zito, an American actor. Zito featured in the HBO prison drama, Oz and in FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

    Joan Jett Was Linked With Multiple Female Partner

    Apart, from dating men, the I Love Rock n’ Roll hitmaker seemingly hooked up with females as well. Back in 1970, Jett was involved romantically with Pleasant Gehman, an author, actor, dancer, and journalist in America. In 1980, she also hooked up with Kira Rosessler.

    In the same way, in 1979, there was a public talk on Jett’s relationship with Cherie Currie, actress and musician.

    Joan Jett and Carmen in concert in
    2006, Jett and the Electra in the concert, ‘The Music Box

    Besides, Joan has been spotted out multiple times on different occasions with Dennis Rodman’s ex-girlfriend, Carmen Electra, an American actor & model. They are speculated to be dating from 2006 to 2007.

    Is Joan Jett a Lesbian or Bisexual? How does she react to the claim as a Lesbian?

    With her rumored relationship with both males and females alike, Jett always has to explain her sexuality to everyone.

    Based on her previous relationships with both males and females, many portals and media apparently say she is bisexual, but Jett has not addressed that hypothesis yet, so her sexuality status is still ambiguous.

    Joan Revealed In an Interview That She Is A Lesbian

    In 2018, her documentary, Bad Reputation was released, which covered her journey as a female rockstar and chronicled her career from the Runaways to the Blackhearts.  Sometime before the release, she gave an interview to New York Times Magazine, where she openly discussed all the talks regarding her sexual orientation.

    Since the movie was screened at Outfest, a Global LGBTQIA+ organization, there was a lot of buzz amongst the LGBTQ community how come Joan’s movie was screened there when she has not openly come out yet? The interviewer for the NY Times asked her the same question, to which she responded,

    “They don’t want the movie there because I don’t declare? [Holding up her necklace] What the [expletive] is that? Two labryses, or axes, crossing each other, inside of two women’s symbols crossing each other. It’s not been off since I got it. And I wear this one every day. [She turns around, lifts her shirt and reveals a tattoo with similar female symbols on her lower back.] I don’t know how much more you can declare.”

    In the end, she also added that she won’t abide by what others expect of her. In fact, Jett even said that the more people want her to address her sexuality the more she won’t utter a word.

    Jett Has History of Making People Dazed By Her Response to Lesbian Rumors

    Well in an interview with The Out Magazine, Jett further created all kinds of doubt amongst her fans by saying,

    “I’m not saying no, I’m not saying yes, I’m saying believe what you want.” 

    Joan Jett featuring at the live music
    Jett didn’t say she is gay.

    Similarly, in 2006, when asked if she had come out as a lesbian, she answered

     “I never made any kind of statement about my personal life on any level. I never made any proclamations.”

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Joan Marie Larkin
    Popular Name Joan Jett
    Birth Place Pennsylvania, US
    Birthday September 22, 1958
    Age 65 years
    Nationality American
    Siblings Anne Larkin, James Larkin
    School Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School
    Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Actress. Record Producer
    Sexuality Lesbian