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'Housewives' Star Denies Lesbian Rumors

Marcia Cross (search) is making it clear that while she's no desperate housewife, she's not gay, either. The "Desperate Housewives" star said she wasn't a lesbian after "The View" co-host Barbara Walters (search) questioned her Wednesday on rumors regarding her sexuality.

"I'm not," said Cross.

She wondered how the rumors had gotten started.

"Well, it was very odd," said Cross. "And I, I just assumed this is what comes of being 42 and single. I don't know if they just needed to find a reason why I wasn't married."

Cross' publicist had earlier released a statement denying the reports.

The actress was filling in for "The View" co-host Meredith Vieira. Each day, a different star from "Desperate Housewives" has been a guest host on the ABC daytime talk show while it airs from Los Angeles.

Cross said she didn't know what all the fuss was about.

"I do think it was really weird, though, that there was all this curiosity about something, like that — about sexuality," she said. "And I thought what a world we live in that that's so important."