The Hollywood star, Keanu Reeves, prefers to laugh off rumours questioning his sexuality rather than consult his expensive lawyer.

He told the New York Post: “I try not to live my life by what other people say. People were gossiping about what the king and queen were doing way back when.

“It’s just human nature. We like talking about other people.”

A French magazine claimed in 1995 that the Mr Reeves had held a gay marriage ceremony with the film producer, David Geffen. Mr Reeves denies ever meeting his “husband.”

In December 1999, the star’s then girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn daughter who was named “Ava Archer Syme Reeves”. Ms Syme was herself killed in an car crash during April of 2001.