Chelsea defender Reece James has been the victim of some foolish trolling on social media recently, with some fans assuming that he’s gay. That is because James has never really seen flirting in public with any female nor posting too much content with any girlfriend or partner since gaining the limelight in his career.
James has come through the Chelsea academy to become one of their most important players right now. The Englishman is defensively superb and a menacing threat going forward, with many fans considering him superior to Liverpool man Trent Alexander-Arnold.
He also seems to be a delightful guy to hang around with and is quite popular in the Chelsea dressing room. Indeed, James seems to have good buddies with almost all of his teammates – especially the English players or those he came through the youth system at the club.
But it’s his ‘closeness’ to some of the Chelsea players, especially the single ones, that has gotten some fans to come up with a really weird theory around his sexuality.
Why is Reece James considered gay?
Just because he did not make many public appearances with his girlfriend or post many pictures with her on social media, some fans believed that James might have a different sexual preference.
Reece is close with some of his Chelsea teammates, especially Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Mount is one of his oldest buddies, as the two played at the academy level at Chelsea too. As a result, they’ve often posed in pictures being close to each other, which some fans took as the two being gay.
The same thing has also been made about James’ friendship with Chilwell. Just because the three aren’t too public with partners got some fans thinking they might be gay. In James’ case, some of the ‘feminine’ content he’s posted on social media – especially the photos of his pink hairdo – sparked unproven rumors about his sexual preference.
Does Reece James have a girlfriend?
James decided to put a rest to the weird gay rumors by turning up for Chelsea’s Women’s UEFA Champions League clash against Lyon Women’s in mid-week. He was there to cheer for his sister Lauren James as well as support Emma Hayes’ team.
Reece was seated in the VIP area of Stamford Bridge along with a girl next to him, making a rare public appearance with a female. Despite some believing that the picture indicates that he’s ‘into girls’, that isn’t even his girlfriend.
It must be his cousin or a friend because Reece’s girlfriend is Mia McCleghan. She is a British model pursuing a Law degree in London. McCleghan is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000, mainly obtained from the money she’s made from modeling gigs.
There are many pictures of the two together, mostly taken by the British model herself. The two are rumored to have been in a relationship for the past few years, but they like to keep their relationship quite private than post all about it on social media.
James has unfortunately been wrongly labeled as a homosexual on social media, which isn’t the case at all. But he’s unlikely to be deterred by these accusations or even address them, with Reece not stopping being close to his Chelsea teammates or profusing his love for them despite all the social media talk.
She’s probably in the dark as to why Reece gets her to wear an NFL helmet and pads, like Ray Wilkins’ girlfriend in Scary Movie.