Karen Belz
May 09, 2016 5:01 pm
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Kristen Stewart has had quite the public dating life. Once famous for her long-term romance with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, the two broke up after she admitted to cheating on him. Since then, Stewart has grown from the tabloid fodder and formed healthier relationships, finding love and companionship with her assistant, Alicia Cargile. Even after breaking up, and with Kristen moving on to French singer Stephanie ‘Soko’ Sokolinski, the two have remained close — and there are even rumors that their romance might have recently rekindled. But no matter who Stewart chooses to date, she wants to make one thing clear — she’s not labeling her sexuality.

Stewart recently chatted to Variety and mentioned that she’s choosing sexual fluidity on purpose. She exclaims that she finds love without labels to be pretty inspiring. And know what? We agree with her completely. “There’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool,” Stewart said. “You don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself.”

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She is aware, however, that there’s a lot of pressure to figure out sexual orientation immediately. “I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate,” she explained. “So I was like ‘Fuck, how do I define that? I’m not going to.” And while she fully supports the LGBTQ community, she doesn’t want to send the wrong message to other supporters. After all, what works for her might not work for everyone, and when sexuality is involved, it’s never easy. “I don’t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time,” she said. 

Hopefully Stewart continues to find meaningful connections. We’re just glad she is making it known that as far as sexuality goes, it doesn’t necessarily need to be so cut and dry. And sometimes, it’s totally normal to take awhile to figure out what kind of people you’re attracted to.