'I Am Not Gay,' Chesney Says

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 2:52 PM CST
Country singer Kenny Chesney.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Not only is Kenny Chesney not gay, he's kind of promiscuous, the country singer tells Playboy. Rumors flew after his short-lived 2005 marriage to Renée Zellweger was annulled due to fraud, the AP reports, but “I'm pretty confident in the fact that I love girls,” Chesney says. “I've got a long line of girls who could testify that I am not gay.”

“I was over 100 several years ago,” he said. “There were years when I had a better summer than A-Rod.” Chesney says the divorce was a mutual decision and the terms of the annulment were the best possible evil—physical and mental abuse were among the other, unsatisfactory options. “The best thing we could put in there was fraud. So I said 'All right, do it. Whatever.’” (Read more Kenny Chesney stories.)