Former Disney star Bella Thorne has come out as bisexual on Twitter after being asked by a fan. The 18-year-old actress was asked about her sexuality after a photo appeared online earlier this month showing her kissing a girl who was later identified as Bella Pendergast, Thorne’s brother Remy's ex-girlfriend.

Bella ThroneBella Thorne has come out as bisexual on Twitter

A fan tweeted the actress: “are you bisexual?”, to which she simply replied “yes”. Thorne soon received an outpouring of support from fans, with one tweeting: ‘“yes baby! everyone w this sort of platform that is open like this makes it easier for the rest of us!”

Another added: ‘It actually makes me so happy that you're open about it. u do u babygirl.” Thorne later thanked fans for the kind words she’d received. “Aww thank you for all the accepting tweets from everyone," she tweeted. "I love you guys #pride.”

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The 'My Own Worst Enemy' star has recently ended her relationship with British actor Gregg Sulkin who she began dating in June 2015, after being friends for years. In a joint statement confirming their breakup earlier this month the pair said: "After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship.

"We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together,” the statement continued. “Our schedules made seeing each other difficult, and we decided that for now this would be best.”