‘You like what you like’: Bella Thorne comes out as pansexual and talks about suffering sexual abuse as a child
Bella Thorne has confessed she’s pansexual while opening up about how she’s overcome bullying and years of abuse.
The actress sat down with Good Morning America for an interview which aired on Monday, and explained how she’s found out what makes her happy after suffering years of turmoil in her relationships.
While she previously came out as bisexual in 2016, Bella now counts herself as pansexual.
‘She likes what she likes’: Bella Thorne has revealed she is pansexual in a new interview with Good Morning America
‘I’m actually a pansexual, and I didn’t know that,’ she said while explaining it means ‘You like what you like.’
Pansexuality is the attraction (sexual, romantic or emotional) towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.
The Blended star recently split with boyfriend Mod Sun, who she was dating at the same time as YouTube star Tana Mongeau.
She split with Tana in February and parted ways with Mod in April. She’s now dating Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo.
‘Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know, a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being,’ she said.
She added, that it, ‘doesn’t really matter what’s going on, over there. If I just like it, I like it!’
‘Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know, a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being,’ she said
Most recently Bella was dating both musician Mod Sun and YouTube star Tana Mongeau (right) at the same time. She split with Tana in February and Mod in April
The 21-year-old former Disney star talks about her struggles with self-acceptance, being bullied for her dyslexia and sexual abuse in her new book Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental disarray.
Bella says that the abuse started when she was just six years old, within the family home, and lasted until adolescence.
She believes she suffered from Stockholm Syndrome, where the victim starts to sympathize with their captor/abuser.
The 21-year-old former Disney star talks about her struggles with self-acceptance, being bullied for her dyslexia and sexual abuse in her new book Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental disarray
‘I mean, when you’re raised with someone. And you don’t know that it’s wrong,’ she said. ‘It’s just very, like, an everyday occurrence, like no big deal.’
Bella’s struggle with dyslexia and inability to read until a later age has been the focus of her book.
‘How all this s*** that I really couldn’t do, and I did it somehow,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t read and I learned how to read from reading scripts.’
‘Sorry for the words I have said’: Shortly after the interview aired Bella wrote a note to her mother on Instagram