In an interview last week with Elle
magazine, notoriously private actress Kristen Stewart opened up about
her dating life, talking for the first time about her girlfriend
Alicia Cargile, a film producer.
“Right now I'm just really in love
with my girlfriend,” Stewart said. “We've broken up a couple of
times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I
can feel again.'”
Stewart said that she decided to open
up about her relationship with Cargile so as to avoid the appearance
that she's “ashamed” about dating a woman.
“I was like, 'Actually, to hide this
provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of
it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public,” she said.
Stewart, who for years refused to
publicly acknowledge that she was dating Twilight co-star
Robert Pattinson, added that it was easier to discuss her love life
with a woman.
“When I was dating a guy I was hiding
everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was
immediately trivialized, so I didn't like it,” she said.
Stewart dodged questions about her
sexuality as recently as last month, telling
Times that it would be “weird” to discuss such details in
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