Liza Minnelli’s ex-husband David Gest, who has been running around the Australian jungle on the UK version of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, told openly gay fashion designer Scott Henshall in a campfire heart-to-heart that he’s not gay:
“They said ‘was I straight, was I gay?’ I always said, ‘bring me one guy I’ve been with’ – I’d love to meet him because, if I was into it, I’d be proud of it. I have tons of friends that are gay. They said that because of my wife who I’m getting divorced from was [a gay icon]. I never had a Judy Garland room, I never had a Shirley Temple room. These are all ridiculous things.”
Hours in the jungle have given Gest, seen here with actor Dean Gaffney, the opportunity to expound on a variety of topics, including his infamous wedding kiss with Minnelli (WARNING GRAPHIC): “Donald Trump said to me that night I have never seen a kiss like that in my life. I was so excited and so in love that when I took my tongue it looked like I was eating a part of her because I went all the way through her mouth. It looked like I was a shark going in and I took every part of her mouth out with my tongue. And it was like a nine-minute kiss. When I saw it three months later when we were in bed I took the covers over me. I was going: ‘Oh my God, Liza!'”
The Sun also recently reported that Liza has high hopes for Gest on the show. Said a friend: “Liza goes from wishing him dead from spider stings to hoping he abandons the show and flies home to beg forgiveness. She was sobbing that he deserves to be eaten alive by crocs or fucked by kangaroos. Liza still has extreme feelings for Gest, from a teary ‘Come home baby!’ to ranting ‘Die in a plague of pus-oozing boils!’ She can’t imagine David living rough in the Bush now. Liza says David would shudder at the thought of cockroaches. Stories of him laughing at giant spiders sounds like a very different David to her. Liza says he’s either turned into a macho man or is faking being brave.”
Damn VH1 for never airing that reality show.