Maria Bello - Maria Bello Comes Out As Gay

Actress Maria Bello has revealed she's a lesbian in a heartfelt article for the New York Times.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star wrote a piece for the newspaper on Friday (29Nov13), recalling the moment she 'came out' to her 12-year-old son, Jackson, who asked her if she was in a relationship with anyone.

In the article, she writes, "I was with someone romantically and I hadn't told him. I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son."

After considering how her new relationship with a woman would affect not only her son and family but perhaps her Hollywood career, Bello finally decided to tell him that she was dating Clare Munn, the Ceo of a social impact media company.

She continues, "He (Jackson) looked at me for what seemed like an eternity and then broke into a huge, warm smile. 'Mom, love is love, whatever you are,' he said with wisdom beyond his years. (Yes, he obviously attends one of those progressive schools in Los Angeles!)

"I loved him so much for saying that. 'But Jack, I'm a little scared,' I said. 'When I was younger, people judged you if you were in a romantic relationship with a person of the same sex, and some still do. So I’m not sure how to deal with this. But we'll figure it out together."

The actress also has high praise for her partner, revealing Munn stood by her this past summer (13) when she fell seriously ill.

Bello divulges, "Clare rarely left my side and called every doctor and connection she knew to help figure out what was wrong with me... My feelings for Clare aren't the same as the butterflies-in-the-stomach, angst-ridden love I have felt before; they are much deeper than that.

"So I would like to consider myself a 'whatever', as Jackson said. Whomever I love, however I love them, whether they sleep in my bed or not, or whether I do homework with them or share a child with them, 'love is love'. And I love our modern family. Maybe, in the end, a modern family is just a more honest family."

Bello divorced Jackson's father, screenwriter Dan MCDermott, in 2006.


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