Actress Maria Bello has come out as gay n a column that was published in the New York Times on Friday. The 46-year-old actress revealed she’s been in a long-term relationship with her best female friend in heartfelt passage titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” the star shared the first time she opened up about her love life to her 12-year-old son Jackson.
Bello — known for her work in Coyote Ugly and Grown Ups — decided to give a relationship with her best friend a try. The realization happened when she was reading through her old journals in her California garden.
“I read about the handful of men and the one woman I had been in romantic relationships with, passages rife with pain and angst. It seemed when I was physically attracted to someone, I would put them in the box of being my ‘soul mate’ and then be crushed when things didn’t turn out as I had hoped,” she wrote.
“As I continued to look through photos, I came across a black-and-white one of my best friend and me taken on New Year’s Eve. We looked so happy, I couldn’t help but smile. It didn’t occur to me, until that soul-searching moment in my garden, that we could perhaps choose to love each other romantically.”
And so they did.
Good for you Maria. Good for her living your life with truth. As opposed to so many others in Hollywood, that live with ‘beards’.
In this is a slow news day news, True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood made an unfriendly anti-LGBT comment about Disney Star Miley Cyrus’s short new hair do. Evan felt it was necessary to comment after Miley made headlines of cutting off her golden tresses.
Evan stated “I called it! Miley Cyrus is leaning toward gay.”Yeah not cool Evan. You have “a traditionally male oriented” first name and if you’ve ever had jokes made of you because that then that should have been your first clue of why what you said was labeling and wrong. It also implies that you can switch out your sexuality like you can switch out a haircut and that is just not true.
* Here’s the haircut in question (cute. She’s rocking it and most importantly IT WILL GROW BACK)
Wood tried to explain herself (and failed miserably) after making such an asinine statement but really only made things worse. Evan wrote a mea culpa via twitter:
“Ok. To be clear. I believe you should be able to joke and have a sense of humor about everything. And i hate explaining, but just to be clear, i dont judge people on how they look. Nor do i associate a hair style with sexuality. I myself am bisexual and have always “joked” about miley giving me gay vibes. Not a bad thing! Just an observation. So i “joked” when she cut her hair that it supported my case. But, i am not so close minded or into stereotypes or labeling. It was a joke. Period. could care less what gender she was attracted to. But dont hate me for supporting her in whatever She chooses. Its all fine by me. That is all.”
I’ve never known homophobia and labeling to be humorous. Maybe I’m not a funny person because I didn’t laugh at this one Evan. Having a sense of humor is great, it’s when you say ignorant things is when people get upset. And clearly the only reason you’re upset is because you got called out on it. Again I ask, What the hell does gay look like Evan? Does it look like your irrelevant career?
People Magazine reports that actress Kristy McNichol best known for her role of tomboy “Buddy” on the ABC drama Family has come out of the closet 20 years after leaving acting because she is isck and tired of seeing LGBT kids bullied
McNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share this photo because she is “approaching 50” and wants to “be open about who I am.”
She “is very sad about kids being bullied,” her publicist Jeff Ballard tells PEOPLE. “She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different.”
Well it’s not surprising news. But it is was nice to see that she looks happy as she suffered from severe depression at times in the past. Maybe that was reason.
I’m goign to give Kristy the benefit of the doubt of this and after all this time hope that its not something thats being done for other reasons.
Still waiting Anderson Cooper, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey, and others,