Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why She Came Out as Bisexual

Posted by PZ on October 25th, 2011

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Evan Rachel Wood, who came out as bisexual earlier this year, says she did so because she wanted to help any one else who is questioning their identity. She came out to her family a few years ago, and says that when she was growing up, she was confused:

“It’s a big part of who I am and growing up when I was feeling unsure about myself and my feelings, I would hear about actresses I looked up to being very open about it. So if I can return the favour and somebody who is freaking out and confused about themselves can hear, ‘You’re not the only one and this is totally normal and fine and there’s nothing to be ashamed about,’ then right on.”

Evan was previously engaged to Marilyn Manson, in a whirlwind romance which happened directly after Manson split from wife Dita Von Teese. Speaking on the relationship which began when she was just 19, she says that it was like life bootcamp:

“I hopped on a tour bus, got engaged, went nuts. But no regrets, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. It was like life bootcamp … If you don’t know me or the situation, then you can’t really have an opinion about it. The real story has never been told and I’ve never felt the need to come out and defend myself, because I know what happened and I know I’m not that. I don’t need people’s approval of my personal life.”

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