Wil Anderson Isn't Gay! A Comedian Who Was Once Devastatingly Sad Over Ex-Girlfriend!
Someone said that ‘Comedy comes from a dark place.' Well, it is something that seems to be true, as it is somewhat related to Sheryl Underwood, a comedian who failed in her married life behind all that on-stage laughs.
Adding up to that list is Wil Anderson, a fellow comedian, who, while being famous for his banter and comedy talks, has a dark side to his personal life that left him devastated. The Aussi born personality proves that a person, who looks happy and makes other laugh is not necessarily happy themselves.
But what exactly went wrong in the comedian’s life? Let's take a closer look at Wil's life for the answer!
Split With Someone With Whom Wil Anderson Hoped Getting Married?
The comedian has relatively stayed mum when it comes to his personal life. However, in 2009, Wil had a rough patch to deal with when he split with his girlfriend Amy Williamson, a girlfriend he had been dating for six years.
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The actor was so devastated for his split with partner Amy that he had to see a counselor and get things right on track again. Expressing the same, he said,
"I've not been having the best trot in my personal life of late and recently found myself having a streak where I cried at least once a day for almost six weeks.”
The actor became so fragile at that moment that he had to pretend he was doing stuff like chopping onions; as an explanation for the redness and soreness that a person gets from binge crying. Most of it was in front of the pizza delivery person.
"It reached the point where, every time a pizza delivery boy arrived at the house, I had to pretend I'd just been chopping onions or watching the end of The English Patient."
He would cry for a week and then take an hour-long session with a counselor, where he would talk about his life, both love and work. He also acknowledged the fact that for someone, who makes his living by making people laugh, the situation he was going through was strange.
But, doing what he did bring relief to his heart and occasional smile to his face.
"It might seem weird for someone who does what I do for a gig, but there've been times of late when I've forgotten how wonderful it is to laugh out loud. Despite the fact that the sessions are sometimes very hard work, there's still a bunch of little things that bring a smile to my face about my weekly appointment."
Wil Anderson with his then-girlfriend, Amy Williamson (Photo: Gettyimages)
However, the comedian and gay advocate found his way of making people laugh and turned the sorrow into inspiration for his comedy. He often takes relationship issues as a topic for the banter, and we all know now where it comes from!
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A staunch supporter of marriage equality, Wil, however, hasn't let his experience change how he feels about marriage as an institution. More importantly, he considers gay people getting married a win-win situation for all. He once tweeted:-
"If marriage equality means gay people can get married and bigoted people get divorced, I consider that a win-win for marriage..."
And to think that the comedian had a shot to "trap" actress Nicole Kidman is just mind-numbing. The dating history - more like one date - got brought to light after his friend & Channel Ten's Peter Helliar shared the story on the show The Project in 2015.
Later, Wil provided some insight into his infamous date with the Eyes Wide Shut actress. After initially connecting through a radio interview around 2003, the unlikely pair enjoyed an outing at North Bondi RSL. According to him, they shared six bottles of better between them and jokingly shared that his date made him pick up the cheque.
Wil really could've had it all, had he been little more generous and courteous with his approach.
Someone Who Won’t Have Children:
Wil most recently revealed that he would not have children of his own. Not that he can’t, but instead it is the matter of won’t. In an interview with Mammamia, he said that he chooses not to have any children and the reason was his lost faith on the planet.
“I have no faith in this planet. I think we're past the point of no return, unfortunately. I mean how do you bring a kid into this world where Mad Max Fury Road is going to be a documentary not a piece of fiction? I feel like where we are, there are so many kids in the world right now, one of the major problems facing our world is population, really? I need to bring some other kid in instead of us rescuing one of those kids we're locking up in a cage on Manus Island?"
Before he started sounding like someone who loathed the thought of having children, whether it is him or someone else; he clarified of not having any problem with other people having children.
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He also mentioned that he loves children and is an uncle to six nieces and nephews who he adores. However, he was adamant about not wanting a child of his own.
"But I don't need kids. What do I need kids for?"
He expresses that he wants to live life his way and not have to carry the burden of teaching another person [child] things he doesn’t know yet. It is also somewhat related to his battle with osteoarthritis, a condition which causes chronic pain in his back which even got him into police custody once.
Wil even gushed about not making further in life in good shape,
"I'm already 43. I'm not going to make it to 63 in good shape.”
Interestingly enough, like many of his transgressions in the past, he also used the Waga Waga incident in June 2017 to solicit laughs. Despite the sensitive nature of the arrest which left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, Wil claims that the show - released in 2018 and based on the airport debacle - proved to be a healing process.
As per the actual arrest, he calls the whole fiasco "a big misunderstanding."