Friday, December 06, 2013

CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Mario Bello Reveals Her Bisexuality In the NYT

Mario Bello is making headlines this week for writing an editorial in the New York Times where she reveals that the person she feels the strongest emotional connection with in the world is a woman, i.e. that she is bisexual. Bello is most well-known for her appearance on the television show E.R. and most recently appeared in the brilliant film Prisoners as the mother of a kidnaped girl.

Bello discusses her views about modern family arrangements inher op-ed:
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. As we grew closer, my desire for her grew stronger until, after a few months, I decided to share the truth of our relationship with my large, Italian-Polish, “traditional” Philadelphia family. 
My father’s response came between puffs of his cigar while we sat on the roof of a casino in Atlantic City. “She’s a good girl, good for you,” he said. My mother and family echoed his sentiments. Maybe they weren’t so traditional after all. 
My feelings about attachment and partnership have always been that they are fluid and evolving. Jack’s father, Dan, will always be my partner because we share Jack. Dan is the best father and the most wonderful man I’ve known. Just because our relationship is nonsexual doesn’t make him any less of a partner. We share the same core values, including putting our son first. My more recent ex, Bryn, remains my partner because we share our activism. And Clare will always be my partner because she is also my best friend.
Congratulations to Maria Bello! Hopefully this revelation will not have a negative impact on her film and television career.

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