Romi Klinger, a co-star of the lesbian reality show The Real L Word, says she has faced backlash over her decision to return to men.

Klinger first appeared on the show's second season, identifying as a lesbian. She and girlfriend Kelsey spent much of the season battling over sexual issues and Kelsey's drinking problem.

In an appearance on HLN's Dr. Drew, Klinger discussed returning to the show.

“The show didn't focus on my history with men because at the time I was identifying as a lesbian. I had been dating women. That's what the show is capturing. So that was the story they told,” Klinger said.

When I was asked to return for season three “my stomach dropped and I was like, 'I'm with a man.'”

“My life kept going. It didn't go with the show. It was my life. And I found myself really questioning whether I wanted to be with men again. And if that was for me. And had I shut them out for the wrong reasons.”

Klinger said he knew she would face criticism for her decision.

When Dr. Drew asked whether the gay community was “hating on” her, Klinger answered “yes.”

“The fact that it's a man makes lesbians go, 'Oh my gosh, she's doing it with a guy. How could she do that to us.' But if you're a lesbian dating people it's okay for you to fall in love with someone else. Leave someone, break someone's heart,” she added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)