Patrick Stewart is not gay.
On Monday, however, the 73-year-old actor was mistakenly outed as gay in an article about Ellen Page's recent coming out in the U.K. paper The Guardian. The paper quickly issued an apology for wrongly identifying Stewart as homosexual.
"This article was amended on 17 February 2014," reads an updated statement on the Guardian's story online. "The third paragraph originally said ‘Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy'. This should have read ‘Some people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page's coming out speech is newsworthy.'"
Ian McKellen's BFF was a good sport about the mistake and took to Twitter to humorously respond to the story. ".@Poynter But @guardian I have, like, five or even SEVEN hetero friends and we totally drink beer and eat lots of chicken wings!" he tweeted earlier today.
He followed up with, "Well, @guardian it makes for a nice change...at least I didn't wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again."
And if you needed anymore proof that Stewart is straight, he married wife Sunny Ozell in September 2013. Pal McKellen officiated the ceremony.