There have been rumors circulating about Kristen Stewart’s sexuality in recent months, as well as lots of photographs of her holding hands with one woman in particular. The actress has finally directly spoke out on this topic in a recent interview with Elle UK. In the interview, Stewart finally acknowledged that she is dating girlfriend Alicia Cargile and aptly proclaimed: “I’m just really in love with my girlfriend.”
Stewart further elaborated on dating women verses men in the recent Elle interview: “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. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. 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. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
As you may recall, Stewart dated her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson for several years, a relationship that was frequently captured by paparazzi and posted on the cover of a myriad of magazines and tabloids. Kudos to Kristen for officially coming out and showing her pride!