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Bryan Singer's Having a Baby


The X-Men director confirms that he and actress Michelle Clunie are pregnant


It's like a plot device right out of some Hollywood rom-com, but it's true. Mega-director Bryan Singer has had plenty of ups and downs this year. Before his blockbuster X Men: Days of Future Past hit multiplexes this summer, Singer was slapped witha lawsuit alleging that he sexually assaulted a teenager in 1999. Since then, all charges have been dropped. Now he's expecting a child via surrogate with longtime friend , actress Michele Clunie. Most readers will remember from her role as a lesbian mother on Queer as Folk, the anti-freeze to Brian (played by Gale Harold), who was the biological father to her partner's child. Singer and Clunie's baby is due in 2015.

"Mother and father are both very excited about the upcoming birth and look forward to co-parenting the child together," Singer's rep confirmed in a statement to THR. "The pair have been planning this baby for years and have been trying for the last two."

This past year, Singer spoke with Shana Naomi Krochmal for a story, "The Outsider," in the May 2014 issue, explaining that he sees himself as bisexual:

"On the six-point, self-assessed Kinsey scale, Singer says, without hesitation, 'I'd definitely be a four." His first serious relationship, at 23, was with actress Michelle Clunie, best known for playing a lesbian on Showtime's Queer as Folk. The women he dates are not threatened by guys, he says; with boyfriends, the prospect of him being with girls is more of a novelty. 'I don't think it's on the radar.' He shrugs. This seems like a conversation he's had often, if not to any conclusive end. "They think it's interesting?" he guesses. 'Some think it's gross -- but they would be a six on the Kinsey scale.' "

Bryan Singer also spoke about his close relationships with Michelle Clunie:

"The last serious girlfriend I had before I discovered [an attraction to men] -- I knew it existed but before I started to explore it -- was this girl Michelle Clunie, who ended up playing Melanie on Queer as Folk. We knew each other many years before but ended up dating when I was 23. She was 19. I wasn't dishonest then because I hadn't had any experiences [with men], and I was attracted to her. I still am. I kept those feelings [about men] to myself, because who wants to hear that? You're dating a guy and he's like, "I also like men." Well -- some girls like that. That's -- I'm complicated."

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