Is Aston Merrygold Gay?

He’s currently starring in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Here’s 7 thing you didn’t know about former JLS singer, Aston Merrygold.

Is Aston Merrygold Gay?

Is Aston Merrygold gay?

Despite the rumours you might read in the forums of several websites, Aston Merrygold does not identify as gay or bisexual. Or publicly spoken about his sexuality. In fact, he and his fellow former bandmates from JSL went as far as to say that the gay rumours don’t bother them at all. Ashton said,  “Anyone in a boyband from Take That to Boyzone to Westlife, they’ll tell you… it happens to them all. Back in the day you’d read stuff and it was like, ‘This one’s gay, this one’s this ‘n’ that’… It’s a bit, like, change the record. It’s all a bit boring.

In fact, he and his fellow former bandmates from JSL went as far as to say that the gay rumours don’t bother them at all. Ashton said,  “Anyone in a boyband from Take That to Boyzone to Westlife, they’ll tell you… it happens to them all. Back in the day you’d read stuff and it was like, ‘This one’s gay, this one’s this ‘n’ that’… It’s a bit, like, change the record. It’s all a bit boring.

“If it was one of us, one of our friends who was gay, it just wouldn’t matter.”

His rumoured net worth is staggering

According to sources, Aston Merrygold is worth a staggering £6 million, mainly from his career with JLS – making him one of the most successful X Factor acts to come through the show – although he and JLS were nowhere near as successful as the One Direction lads whose combined net worth is said to be in excess of $150 million.

How well did Aston do on X Factor?

Aston and his JSL bandmates actually came 2nd in the 2008 X Factor, losing out to Alexandra Burke. However, the band’s failure to win didn’t stop their success in the charts selling millions of records after the show ended. The four albums that they released all made it into the top 5, with four of them reaching at least platinum sales (300,000 units)  in the UK. They also had five number one singles in the UK charts.

 

Was X Factor his first brush with fame?

Nope, in fact in 2002 Ashton appeared on Stars In Their Eyes doing an impersonation of Michael Jackson – and then in 2004, he starred in the ITV children’s show Fun Song Factory. He played the character of Cookie.

 

Where was Aston Merrygold born and raised?

Aston was born in 1988 in Cambridgeshire, England, making him 29 in 2017. He attended Jack Hunt School in Peterborough.

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Is Aston Merrygold married?

No, as of 2017 Aston is not married.

 

How tall is Aston Merrygold?

Ashton is 5 foot 5 inches

 

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