Conan Gray’s Girlfriend and His Gay Rumors

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 22, 2024 | Updated on: February 22, 2024
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For those wondering what’s been going on in Conan Gray’s love life, it’s your lucky day! The young singer is known for his beautiful songs that help fans cope with heartbreaks. So, who’s the inspiration behind all his heartfelt songs? Also, does the handsome musician have a girlfriend today?

Over and above this, many of you might also be wondering what Conan Gray’s sexuality is – is he gay or straight? Read the full article to find out!

Key Takeaways

  • Conan Gray is possibly single in 2023. He is very “nervous” when it comes to dating and claims that he has “never dated anyone” to this date. However, Gray is also working on it to change this fact.
  • He has never dated the singer, Olivia Rodrigo. The two singers are very good friends and are often seen attending public events together.
  • He and his school bestie, Ashley were also rumored to be dating but they have nothing but friendship between them.
  • He has never spoken openly about his sexuality so it is hard to presume if he’s straight, gay, or bisexual. His picture with Matty Healy in 2019 led fans to believe that he’s gay.
  • He does not have any plans for marriage yet.

Who Is In 2023?

As of 2023, Conan does not seem to have a girlfriend. As a matter of fact, it seems that the singer has been single for quite some time. Gray is very private when it comes to his private affairs, especially concerning his romantic life. So, even if the Heather singer does have a current love interest, it would be hard for us fans to pinpoint anything without proof from the singer himself.

In addition to this, his sexuality has also always been a mystery. Nevertheless, you might wonder if he has a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend, or if he even is gay, straight, or bi. There are a number of questions that arise while debunking the truth about Conan’s love life. As you go on reading further, we might be able to erase some confusion, if not all.

Conan Says He’s “Never Dated Anyone”

Interestingly enough, the man who’s known for the many “broken heart” songs has not had a romantic partner to this date. During an interview with GQ, Gray revealed that he has “never actually dated anyone”. Further into the interview, he revealed how dating someone makes him “nervous”.

This, in turn, shocked millions of his fans. Conan, known as the “Prince of Sad Songs”, has not actually experienced a relationship. However, he did clarify that he’s had his heart broken – how’s that possible? Well, the Maniac singer explained that he has “been in love with people” but sadly they did not love him back; now that’s the worst kind of heartache!

Additionally, he also shared a story of his first-ever heartbreak. Apparently, when Gray was in high school, he fell truly, madly, and deeply in love with someone. Unfortunately, that person could not reciprocate and, in turn, Conan was “destroyed”. However, this worked in his favor since he later wrote his hit song, Heather. Moreover, even to this date, Conan finds himself writing songs about that particular person.

The Young Singer Is Ready Yet Anxious To Start Dating

By now, you might be able to guess that Conan is a hopeless romantic – he does not look for love, but when someone to his liking comes around, he ends up falling fast and hard. Although he now feels “almost ready” to put himself out there, he has this fear of having his heart broken again lingering inside.

In his official statement, he said,

“I think a lot of my anxiety around dating has come from my fear of being heart broken again because I was so sad for many years about the first one. I get so freaked out by the idea of dating someone that I will drop people because I’m terrified that they’re going to hurt me.”

Hopefully, in the days to come, love does enter his life. Furthermore, he also seems to be learning new ways of “casual” dating as well.

Was Conan Gray In a Relationship with Olivia Rodrigo?

Sorry to burst your bubble but no, Conan and the Good for You singer, Olivia Rodrigo have never dated each other. In fact, they are nothing more than just very good friends.

Singers, Conan and Rodrigo rumored to be dating but are just friends
Conan and Olivia together at the 2023 Met Gala.

Initially, the rumors of their affair began in 2021. At that time, the two singers worked together as members of Taylor Swift’s crew. Moreover, they posted a bunch of videos and photos together which led fans to speculate them being together.

However, all the rumors were brought down soon enough by Rodrigo herself. As fans started to believe that Conan’s new song, Astronomy was inspired by her, she felt like that was enough.  She clarified that the relationship between the two of them is nothing but platonic and professional.


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Furthermore, to this day, Conan and Olivia do share glimpses of their friendship on their respective social media handles. Most recently, they were pictured together at the 2023 Met Gala in NYC.

Was Conan’s Friend Ashley His Girlfriend?

Just like Olivia, Ashley is also one of Gray’s best buds and nothing more. Moreover, the two met in school and basically, grew up together. If you do not believe us, Conan canceled the rumors himself during an interview with Zach Sang. He said that Ashley and he were only “best friends”.

Conan Gray and his friend, Ashley were speculated to be lovers in the past
2 Best Buds! – Conan and Ashley.

In that bargain, the singer has also shared some pictures with his childhood best friend on his Insta. Looking at the pictures, Conan and Ashley do seem to share a special bond with each other.

Is Conan Gray Gay? Truth About His Sexuality

Well, there isn’t a definite answer to the question asked above. Particularly, due to his unique dressing style and the vibes he gives off, fans speculated Gray is either gay or bisexual.

On top of this, his music also makes you doubt his sexuality. For instance, in his song, Heather, Conan is clearly expressing his love for a guy who’s in love with a girl named ‘Heather’.

American singer, Conan is thought to be gay
Gray rocking in his unique outfit- he’s best known for his sad music and extraordinary style

Besides this, the singer has always dodged questions surrounding his gender. Even more so, he has also been annoyed by fans going around making nonsense rumors. In 2018, he expressed his disappointment through a tweet. He wrote,

“Here’s the f**king deal. If labels on sexuality and gender and beliefs and all that great stuff are helpful for u, I’m all for it, u do u. But the second u start trying to shove everyone else into a neat little easy to understand box, I get mad. Stop! F**king stop!”

Now, although he does not ever talk about his issue, fans still believe that The Exit singer might not be straight. Additionally, he is also a huge supporter of the LGBTQI+ community.

Did The Jigsaw Singer Date Matty Healy?

As far as we know, Gray has not ever dated Matty Healy. On 2nd December 2019, the singer posted a picture where he and Healy were seen kissing and hugging each other. This, in turn, not only added fuel to the already growing rumors of him being gay but also hinted at Canon and Matty dating each other.

Conan Gray's presumed lover, Healy
Matty and Conan all cozied up in a lovey-dovey picture

We’re well aware that this has created a lot of confusion among his fans. Well, let us clear it for you! The People Watching singer and Healy have never been involved in a romantic relationship. Furthermore, the picture on Conan’s Instagram with Matty was the first and last one that he posted of them. Following the said post, they haven’t been seen together.

Related: Who Are Conan Gray’s Parents? Their Traumatic Relationship 

Does Conan Gray Have Any Plans For Marriage?

So far, Conan does not seem to have any plans for marriage. As mentioned earlier, he is still figuring out how to present himself in the world of dating. Thus, it is safe to say that the singer is far from settling down with a life partner just yet.

Furthermore, as he slowly begins dating, we can hope for his plans to marry to arise soon. Until then, as his sincere fans, we have to stay patient and let Gray do his thing!