Katie Melua is an incredibly private person. She also happens to be an incredibly talented musician who sold more than two million copies of her debut album, Call Off the Search in its first year. That was in 2003, when Melua was 19-years-old. Since then, she’s released two more successful albums, making her one of the UK’s biggest and most profitable musicians. So it’s inevitable that fans would be dying to know more about her.
Her first high-profile relationship was with Luke Pritchard, lead singer of English band The Kooks. They split up in 2006, but it only fueled more interested in Katie’s personal life.
Katie and Lara (center right) and two friends
When Melua began hanging around out photographer Lara Bloom, the gay rumors started: Is Katie Melua a lesbian? Is she bisexual? Are they just friends? That year, Sarah Warn wrote about the speculation:
Katie, herself, didn’t say anything about their relationship or her sexuality until 2008, when she only furthered rumors by answering the question “Are you gay?” with: