Lili Reinhart opens up about coming out as bisexual

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Riverdale actor Lili Reinhart has spoken about coming out as bisexual two months ago, saying that although her closest friends always knew, there were reasons why she kept it out of the public eye until June of this year.

In an interview with Flaunt magazine, the The 23-year old Riverdale star spoke about coming out as bisexual in June, saying, "I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age. I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention," she continued. "That’s not something I wanted to deal with. But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret."

Reinhart told fans that she was bisexual in an Instagram story on June 4th, in which she told fans she was attending an LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter protest in West Hollywood. Underneath a poster for the march, she wrote: "Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman. And I will be joining this protest today. Come join."

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Earlier this year Reinhart and Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse split after 3 years together, with representatives for the pair citing distance during lockdown as a contributing factor.

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