J. Crew President and Creative Director Jenna Lyons has come out gay.

Lyons quietly slipped out of the closet when she thanked her partner Courtney Crangi for showing her “new love” in accepting Glamour's “Fashion Original” title at the glossy's Women of the Year awards on Monday.

Speculation in the tabloids over Lyon's sexual orientation reached a fever pitch amid her divorce from artist Vincent Mazeau. The couple, married 9 years, were often included in J. Crew catalogs along with their son, Beckett.

A J. Crew layout featuring Beckett with his feet in his mother's lap, his toenails painted hot pink, stirred controversy last year. Under the headline “Quality Time,” Lyons is quoted: “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.” Conservatives attacked the ad, calling it “blatant propaganda celebrating transgender children.”

In her acceptance speech, Lyons thanked her son “for reminding me that the world revolves around him every day” and “Courtney, who has shown me new love.”

(Source: Fashionista.com.)