- 1 Sibling & Parents of David Archuleta
- 2 David Archuleta Education
- 3 Is David Archuleta Married? His Wife
- 4 Is David Archuleta Gay?
- 5 David Archuleta Comes Out After Struggling With His Identity: ‘I Am Not Sure About My Own Sexuality’
David Archuleta became popular after releasing his first single, ‘Crush,’ from his self-titled debut album. Also, he is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor who is a former American Idol contestant. In the American Idol, he became the second runner-up in May 2008.
Born to parents Jeff Archuleta and mother Lupe Marie on December 28, 1990, in Miami, Florida. His father Jeff has worked as a jazz musician playing the trumpet for a well-known jazz group at Brigham Young University called Synthesis. David’s mother Lupe from Honduras worked as a salsa dancer and singer.
David is of mixed (Spanish, Danish, Irish, and German) ethnicity, having American nationality. He has 4 siblings among them a brother Daniel and three sisters Claudia, Jazzy, and Amber. He grew up in a musical family who started singing at the age of 6.
David Archuleta Education
Before appearing on American Idol, David attended Murray High School located in Murray, Utah. In the year 2009, he graduated from high school. Also, David graduated from Barbizon Modelling and Performing College located in Salt Lake City.
Is David Archuleta Married? His Wife
David Archuleta is yet to be married and make someone his wife. However, possibly of him being married and have wife being narrow after David revealed that, he is gay. But in the past, he had been involved in some relationship.
David was in a relationship with an actress Fernanda Andrade in 2009. But they had a break up without mentioning the reason. In the same year 2009, he dated singer Jordan Pruitt but their also ended in a short period. From the year 2008 to 2009, David was in a relationship with a Musical artist Jackie Castro. Also, he dated Hagood Coxe in 2008 but had break up.
Is David Archuleta Gay?
In April 2010, he was spotted in a gay nightclub and people started to query about his sexuality on social media. Actually, David went to a gay nightclub just to see his dance-artist friend Charice perform. Later he denied the speculation and posted on his Twitter to let his fans know that he was not gay.
David first broke out of his shell in the year 2014 when he came out to his parents as gay. The singer even after coming out in the year 2014. Then he took a Tweet to express how he actually felt.
“I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people, which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage. Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges”.
However, David’s tweet quickly drew criticism who considered his tweet as an anti-gay message. After 2 days, Archuleta apologized if he offended anyone with his tweet and stated that his intentions were misunderstood. He said
“I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn’t think about the line ‘expressed between a man and a woman in marriage’ being stressed when the whole quote didn’t fit in just 1 tweet.”
Then he added;
“I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone’s freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I’m sorry and please forgive me if I offended you.”
David is not married yet and doesn’t have a wife. However, he is still a gem and a star of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Facts of David Archuleta
His family moved to the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah at the age of 6. David was inspired by the musical drama Les Miserables. David’s mother and siblings taught him the technique of singing Christmas songs in three-part harmony. At the age of 10, David won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition.
David became the Junior Vocal Champion on the second season of Star Search known as “Star Search 2” at the age of 12. David also finished 2nd on the seventh season of American Idol in the year 2008.
He resided in Nashville, Tennessee in the year 2018. In the year 2014, he came out as gay to his family, then publicly announced in June 2021 and part of the LGBT community, but “not sure of my own sexuality”. David released “Crush”, the first single from his self-titled debut album in August 2008. His album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart 3 months sold over 750,000 copies in the United States and over 900,000 worldwide. His third album “Something ‘Bout Love” was released in the year 2010. David had sold over 1,108,000 albums and 3,327,000 tracks in the United States.
His fourth album, “Forevermore” was released in March 2012 exclusively in the Philippines. Also, he was аwаrdеd МYХ Мuѕіс Аwаrdѕ-fаvоurіtе іntеrnаtіоnаl muѕіс vіdео-‘Сruѕh’ іn 2009.
David then nоmіnаtеd fоr Аlmа Аwаrd-Веѕt оf thе уеаr іn muѕіс in 2009. Then he wоn Тееn Сhоісе Аwаrd-Сhоісе muѕіс-Вrеаkоut аrtіѕt. In the year 2010, David wоn Тееn Сhоісе Аwаrdѕ-Моѕt Fаnаtіс Fаnѕ. In 2011, he wоn Ваrkеdа Сhоісе Аwаrdѕ-Тееn Ісоn. David also wоn Gоldеn Тееvее аnd Маѕk Аwаrdѕ-fаvоurіtе brеаkthrоugh ТV реrfоrmаnсе bу аn асtоr іn thе уеаr 2012. David is also an actor who featured on an episode of the popular TV show Hannah Montana, ‘Promma Mia,’ as himself in 2009.
David Archuleta Comes Out After Struggling With His Identity: ‘I Am Not Sure About My Own Sexuality’
“I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality,” he revealed via Instagram. “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people 💀which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage 🤣. Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges.”
The singer did not choose a specific label for himself, but Archuleta called for religious people to be more accepting of queer people overall.
“Idk what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself,” he explained. “I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith.”
“Love you man, and so proud of who you are,” Cook, 38, commented via Instagram.
The Miami native’s courage comes during Pride month, which is celebrated throughout June to mark the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.
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See Archuleta’s statement in full below:
I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way. I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people 💀which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage 🤣. Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges.
There are people experiencing the same feelings of being LGBTQIA+, (i know that’s a lot of letters that a lot of people don’t understand, but there are a lot of unique experiences people feel and live that make them feel isolated and alone that are represented) who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them, just as I have. Idk what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself.
I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith. There are more than you may realize going through that wrestle after all the misunderstandings that come with it. I don’t think it should come down to feeling you have to accept one or the other.
For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make who I am. I’ve yet to figure out what that means but I appreciate you listening to this personal matter. Again I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone. You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan…
For people who don’t really understand how feelings outside of just being heterosexual can be possible and ok I just plead that you be more understanding to people who experience and struggle with things that you may not experience and understand yourself.
I’ve tried for almost 20 years to try and change myself until I realized God made me how I am for a purpose. And instead of hating what I have considered wrong I need to see why God loved me for who I am and that it’s not just sexuality. So many other traits of who I am come from how I’ve been created.
If other people choose to live differently than what you’ve been raised to believe is right, please have compassion because it’s most likely been an exhausting journey for them to be ok with the feelings they have and never have been able to change. Idk if they weren’t supposed to try and change the way they were created to be. Even if you’re left with so many more questions with faith and sexuality like me I believe being open to both questions and to faith is how we receive answers. God blesses those who ask. So let’s keep asking and seeking, and having compassion and patience. Thank you for listening. 🙏