Actress Kristen Stewart (aka K-Stew) — best known for playing Bella in the Twilight film series — has always been publicly circumspect about her sexuality. She didn’t acknowledge that she was dating Twilight co-star Robert Pattison until Us Weekly published pictures of her cheating on him. In March 2016, French musician and actress Soko said she was in a relationship with K-Stew, but K-Stew never publicly confirmed it. So color us shocked that K-Stew has finally admitted to actually dating anyone at all in her latest interview in Elle UK‘s fashion issue.
In past interviews, Stewart evasively mentioned not wanting to label herself, wanting to keep her romantic life private and pretty much left it at that, but this time around she was much more open. She told Elle UK:
“Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend (film producer Alicia Cargile). We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.'”
“When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
The magazine listed her as an Icon of Change! and shot a video of her being all emo-goth in white lace, bleached hair, fishnets and oversized tops while she cuddles with trees and traipses around a pool — bisexual chic!