Pointers To Aidan Turner’s Sexuality and Everything to know About His Family

Aidan Turner is one Hollywood star who is as legendary for his acting as his love life. On the screens, the Irish actor has portrayed several unforgettable characters, including that of broody but ruggedly handsome, Captain Poldark, on the hit BBC drama series, Poldark. Off the screens, Turner has pursued an active love life filled with a bevy of talented ladies. Despite the above fact, the Poldark star has faced controversies over his sexuality. So, is Turner gay or straight? Who are his family members? All these and more questions are answered below. 

How Did Aidan Turner Become Famous?

Aidan Turner’s journey to stardom did not come about overnight but can be traced to his teenage years. While growing up in Dublin, Ireland, Turner found work as a cinema usher. During his two years of employment, he watched as many movies as he could. This inspired him to become an actor, and he subsequently enrolled in drama school. Turner completed drama school in 2004 and spent the next five years appearing in several plays.

He made his screen debut in 2008 with an appearance on the TV series, The Clinic. Since then, the Dubliner has featured in several well-received projects with the most notable being Poldark. Poldark is a BBC historical drama, in which Turner plays the titular character of Captian Poldark, a British soldier who returns from war only to discover that his father is dead; his estate is in ruins, and that his childhood sweetheart is engaged to his cousin.

Poldark thus spends his days setting things aright in both his personal and work life. The film debuted on the BBC in 2015 and consistently received high ratings throughout its five-year run. It also fetched Turner several awards, including the best TV actor at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Is Aidan Turner Gay?

Most stars in contemporary Hollywood have faced questions about their sexuality. These posers often arise as a result of the onscreen characters they have portrayed. It may also be as a result of the seeming lack of a ladylove in their life. Similarly, it may just be that they are so good looking that some people conclude that they are too fine to be straight. For Turner, the third scenario seems to be the case.

The Poldark star has been propelled to sex symbol and national heartthrob status as a result of his smoldering good looks. He has been variously described as rip-roaringly handsome, ruggedly beautiful, and swoon-worthy, etc. His hair (which also has its own Twitter account) has been hailed as a mass of dark, windswept, and romantic curls. All these factors have fetched Turner a legion of admirers, both male and female, all over the world. It has also spurned some unsubstantiated gay rumors in a few quarters.

A Look Back at His Dating History

Aidan Turner has never come out to declare himself gay or straight, but a look at his past dating habits supports the notion that he is straight. The Poldark star first dated his drama school classmate, India Whisker, back in 2004. Both of them collaborated on several film projects before subsequently breaking up. Following their split, Turner found love again with Irish actress, Charlene McKenna.

His relationship with McKenna lasted for two years (2007 – 2009), during which they shared a flat in North London. The two movie stars later broke up, and the tabloids reported that McKenna was devastated. The equally devastated Turner, however, moved on with his life and fell for his Being Human co-star, Lenora Crichlow. This particular relationship lasted from 2009 to 2011. 

After his relationship with Crichlow, Turner commenced a romance with Irish actress, Sarah Greene, in 2012. Their romance lasted for three years and at some point, there were rumors that they were headed for the altar. This, however, failed to materialize as the couple separated in 2015. Following their split, Aidan Turner took a break from the love game until October 2016, when he commenced a romance with famed pencil artist, Nettie Wakefield.

This particular relationship lasted for eight months and the couple amicably split in June 2017. Presently, Turner is in a relationship with American actress, Caitlin Fitzgerald. The two met on the set of a movie they co-starred in and commenced their romance in June 2018.

What You Probably Didn’t Know About His Family

Aidan Turner hails from a close-knit family of four. His father is an electrician named Pearse, while his mother is an accountant named Eileen. The actor also has a much-beloved elder brother named Colin. Colin is a taxman by profession. Turner initially spent his formative years apprenticing with his dad.

He, however, quit after he discovered that he had no interest in electricals. He later found his calling in acting and his parents, as well as his elder brother, gave him their wholehearted support. This support and belief have certainly paid off as their son is now one of the most celebrated Irish actors in Hollywood.

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