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12th May '17 10:44:37 PM MrConsensus
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* Being The Beard nearly gets Woody Allen's character killed in ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose''.
26th Apr '17 7:40:49 PM rwe1138
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9th Apr '17 9:45:14 AM nombretomado
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* In the [[RosariotoVampire Rosario+Vampire]] manga, Tsukune is forced to play the beard for both Kurumu and Mizore at the same time, in order to convince their respective mothers that they have successfully seduced Tsukune. An interesting take on this trope is that the beard and the people using him are all part of the same {{Harem}}.

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* In the [[RosariotoVampire Rosario+Vampire]] ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga, Tsukune is forced to play the beard for both Kurumu and Mizore at the same time, in order to convince their respective mothers that they have successfully seduced Tsukune. An interesting take on this trope is that the beard and the people using him are all part of the same {{Harem}}.
8th Apr '17 9:21:21 PM MightyMonarch
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Doctor Zin's wife claim that she is actually his beard.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Doctor Zin's wife claim that she is actually thought she was his beard.beard. This was because after many tries to have a son their marriage eventually became sexless until they discovered she was barren.
** Colonel Gentleman was married and had a daughter, Dr. Quinn but never showed any sexual interest in his wife and neither did she.
20th Mar '17 4:10:45 PM jharrison3051
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* According to the celebrity gossip blogs and their commenters, any woman who dates a handsome young Hollywood celebrity is a beard, because every last one of them is gay. Even when these men are serial monogamists who eventually marry, they're still gay, and the women they date are sniffily referred to as "the professional beard" and given the side-eye from there on in. Not surprisingly, Hollywood doesn't seem to have a large population of sexually active women (straight or lesbian) or conventionally unnattractive gay men, as the wishfully thinking gays and {{Slash}} [[RealPersonFic RPF]] fangirls that populate these boards don't have any use for them,

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* According to the celebrity gossip blogs and their commenters, any woman who dates a handsome young Hollywood celebrity is a beard, because every last one of them is gay. Even when these men are serial monogamists who eventually marry, they're still gay, and the women they date are sniffily referred to as "the professional beard" and given the side-eye from there on in. Not surprisingly, Hollywood doesn't seem to have a large population of sexually active women (straight or lesbian) or conventionally unnattractive gay men, as the wishfully thinking gays and {{Slash}} [[RealPersonFic RPF]] fangirls that populate these boards don't have any use for them,them.
** Spoofed by Creator/KathyGriffin in her special ''Strong Black Woman'': "I love how the gay guys only want hot guys to be gay, right? They want Gyllenhaal, they want Ledger, they want Colin Farrell. Here's what you'll never hear from one of the gays: 'Oh, girl. Don't be naive. Don't tell me you don't know about Miss Gene Hackman.'"
7th Mar '17 5:14:51 PM jharrison3051
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* Justin Beiber was this for Charice Pempengco prior to her coming out as a lesbian.
7th Mar '17 5:13:33 PM jharrison3051
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* Because he married her so soon after first being accused of child molestation, Music/MichaelJackson and Lisa Marie Presley's unsuccessful marriage was widely rumored to be this.
* Liza Minnelli is often (snarkily) said to be this for her last husband, David Gest.



** Based on this, there's a persistent rumor that Music/TaylorSwift is either gay or is the beard for all her boyfriends, because most of them have been suspected to be gay at some point, despite the fact half of the people she is supposedly the beard for have never actually dated her.
** Subverted with Justin Beiber & Charice Pempengco. It was actually Justin who was Charice's beard. Charice knew she was attracted to girls at the age of five.

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** Based on this, there's a persistent rumor that Music/TaylorSwift is either gay or is the beard for all her boyfriends, because most of them have been suspected to be gay at some point, despite the fact half of the people she is supposedly the beard for have never actually dated her.
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* Justin Beiber & was this for Charice Pempengco. It was actually Justin who was Charice's beard. Charice knew she was attracted Pempengco prior to girls at the age of five.her coming out as a lesbian.



* U.S. Representative Michelle Bachman is assumed to be one by the left-wing blogosphere for her husband, Marcus.



* Portia de Rossi was married to Mel Metcalfe and indicates that she married him for two reasons, citizenship and to help her acting career by looking straight. She is now married to Ellen DeGeneres.

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* Portia de Rossi was married to Mel Metcalfe and indicates indicated that she married him for two reasons, citizenship reasons: US residency and to help her acting career by looking appearing straight. She is now married to Ellen DeGeneres.



* Many believe Music/OneDirection member Louis Tomlinson's long-time girlfriend Eleanor Calder is this.
26th Feb '17 9:21:20 PM gewunomox
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** Based on this, there's a persistent rumor that TaylorSwift is either gay or is the beard for all her boyfriends, because most of them have been suspected to be gay at some point, despite the fact half of the people she is supposedly the beard for have never actually dated her.

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** Based on this, there's a persistent rumor that TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift is either gay or is the beard for all her boyfriends, because most of them have been suspected to be gay at some point, despite the fact half of the people she is supposedly the beard for have never actually dated her.
13th Feb '17 3:04:20 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', Matsuri Washuu is in a loveless ArrangedMarriage to keep up appearances as the heir of the illustrious [[TheClan Washuu Clan]]. He readily admits to finding her boring, and had to be ''forced'' to write her regularly while working abroad. It turns out that Matsuri is actually an ArmoredClosetGay, and secretly obsessed with his younger subordinate, Kuki Urie.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', Matsuri Washuu is in a loveless ArrangedMarriage to keep up appearances as the heir of the illustrious [[TheClan Washuu Clan]]. He readily admits to finding her boring, and had to be ''forced'' to write her regularly while working abroad. It turns out that Matsuri is actually an ArmoredClosetGay, and secretly obsessed with his younger subordinate, Kuki Urie. Whether his wife is aware of her role as his Beard or not is unclear, but she admits to having very little interest in her husband's career.
13th Feb '17 3:02:08 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', Matsuri Washuu is in a loveless ArrangedMarriage to keep up appearances as the heir of the illustrious [[TheClan Washuu Clan]]. He readily admits to finding her boring, and had to be ''forced'' to write her regularly while working abroad. It turns out that Matsuri is actually an ArmoredClosetGay, and secretly obsessed with his younger subordinate, Kuki Urie.
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