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.
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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.