Rumors about unmarried middle-aged people, regardless of profession or gender, are sadly as common there as elsewhere.
The profession doesn't matter so much, but for obvious reasons, this is a type that I'm particularly familiar with.
Still, there are limits to the sharing in a profession where image can mean everything.
c.1200, "vows taken upon entering a religious order," from Old French profession (12c.), from Latin professionem (nominative professio) "public declaration," from past participle stem of profiteri "declare openly" (see profess). Meaning "any solemn declaration" is from mid-14c. Meaning "occupation one professes to be skilled in" is from early 15c.; meaning "body of persons engaged in some occupation" is from 1610; as a euphemism for "prostitution" (e.g. oldest profession) it is recorded from 1888.