Kristen Stewart isn’t ashamed or confused about her sexuality.
The 26-year-old star soared to fame after starring as Bella Swan in the Twilight films, and her real-life relationship with onscreen love interest Robert Pattinson also garnered her attention. Since they split in 2014 Kristen has started dating women as well, enjoying an on-off relationship with Alicia Cargile and a romance with French singer Soko.
“I’m not ashamed and I’m not confused,” she told Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue, adding that the world should embrace difference preferences and identities more. “Things have changed. And not just with me – we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance and be awesome.”
Speaking with Elle U.K. earlier this year (16), Kristen touched on her romance with Alicia, though some outlets are now reporting the pair has split.
“I think also right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend,” she said. “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’”
The Personal Shopper actress also touched upon how dating a female is different from being with a man, appearing to refer to her time with Robert. She explained how everything felt “trivalised” with a guy and she wanted to hide the romance, but she’s a lot more laidback now.
"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,” she added.