Gillian Anderson - Gillian Anderson's Lesbian Past

Gillian Anderson had a relationship with a woman while she was in high school.

The former 'X-Files' star has experimented with her sexuality in the past but says she was too attracted to men for her lesbian romances to go the distance.

She told Out magazine: ''I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school.

''If I had thought I was 100 per cent gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation?

''It's possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.''

The 43-year-old actress started to experiment with her sexuality after her family moved from London to a small town in Michigan.

Gillian - who has two sons, Oscar, five, and three-year-old Felix, with partner Mark Griffiths as well as 17-year-old daughter Piper from her marriage to Clyde Klotz - said: ''Going from London to a small Republican town like Grand Rapids was quite a shock. I thought it would be a place of sunshine and happiness and candy bars.

''Based on how I chose to look, dress, behave, you know -the relationships I was in at the time were freaking people out.''


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People have been trying to "out" Gillian Anderson for years. The photo of she and Ellen Degeneres kissing, the bit on "Family Guy", etc. She has never addressed any of the comments before, so it's curious why she would be so open about it now. Spring cleaning ?
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oh horror...what a laugh. I think most young women experiment (more than boys) around that age or have a crush on another female, even if it's only a teacher. Why is it so important or people to TRY and "out" someone?
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