Tessa Thompson has opened up about her sexuality in a new interview with Porter magazine while addressing her relationship with Janelle Monae.
After Tessa appeared in Janelle's music video for "Pynk" fans speculated about them being together. Especially since they've attended various events together...
"It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence."
She continued, "We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me."
But she didn't stop there.
"I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion. That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones. But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?"
Watch her in the music video for "Pynk" below: