Gayle King — Did She Just Say … ‘I’m Gay’ ???

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Gayle King definitely said something that sounds a lot like, “I’m gay” … during “CBS This Morning” — what’s not clear is why she said it, and if she was joking.

Watch the clip … she and co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose are having a convo with a guest about choosing the right mate — and Gayle jokes with Charlie that they’d be a perfect couple.

But then she backs away, saying … “I’m just kidding. I’m gay.”

Well, that’s how it sounds. But we’ve spoken to people at CBS who tell us … Gayle says that’s NOT what she said, and if she was she would have said it years ago.

Still unclear what she really did say.