Tessa Thompson Comes Out As Bisexual / Declares Love For Janelle Monae

Published: Saturday 30th Jun 2018 by Sam

It’s Pride Month and actress Tessa Thompson has seized the window to set the record straight about her sexuality.

In a new interview, she confirms that she identifies as bisexual.

Full story below…

Speaking candidly to Net-A-Porter about growing up in an open-minded household, the ‘Thor’ star said:

“I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”

Though casually delivered, the comment shattered years of silence on Thompson’s sexuality – which had been the subject of ample muttering.

Also whispered about for years is her relationship with singer Janelle Monae – who also came out as queer recently.

The pair have walked carpets together, been spotted hanging on countless occasions, and played opposite one another in Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ short film.

And though not as frank about about those “rumors”, Thompson did offer the following about Monae:

“We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me”

Earlier in the piece, she also said of Monae:

“It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence.”

Take from that what you will.

In any case, kudos to Tessa for telling her truth.


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[Photo credit: Variety]

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  1. Kenhern June 30, 2018

    Duh, the public have been know this! How you doin’?

  2. DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 30, 2018

    homosexuals whether male or female should just be UNAPOLOGETIC about it like Queen Latifa and Tyler Perry cuz telling ppl makes it look like yur either begging for ATTENTION or asking for Approval.

  3. DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 30, 2018

    Smh… ?

  4. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) June 30, 2018

    People try to be so deep these days but it comes off as fake. You are either dating, not dating, in a relationship, or married. Period. The rest of that BLAH (‘I’m bi but I’m not gay even though I’m in a gay relationship’, etc., etc.) is just nonsense. Actions speak louder than words and in 2018 you can be openly yourself and that is perfectly acceptable in society. Fake ambiguity is nonsense. People know who they are at their age.

  5. olusheyi banjo June 30, 2018

    Duhh we already knew that y’all were dating, tell us something we don’t know. Just be happy and move on gurl. Forget what these homophobes (who are gay or bisexual themselves) say.Be happy Be free

  6. Save Beauty June 30, 2018

    I might be wrong and i have nothing against the LGBT community at all, I just feel a lot of black women are choosing this way today is because not many black men/ other races of men are ‘not interested’ anymore. Nothing wrong but its just what i have been observing the last few years. Look at Love Island UK!

    • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) June 30, 2018

      I disagree with that. It all boils down to where you live.

  7. Curt June 30, 2018

    Approximately no one is surprised. We knew already, Tessa… ESPECIALLY after your role in Janelle’s little film. It’s ok girl, you stay bold and beautiful, and keep doing you!

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