Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Girlfriend Alicia Cargile: 'Finally, I Can Feel Again'
Kristen Stewart has opened up about her sexuality and revealed for the first time that she has a girlfriend.
The 26-year-old actress talked about her on-again, off-again relationship with film producer Alicia Cargile in an interview in Elle UK‘s September issue.
“Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend,” Stewart told the magazine. “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’ ”
Stewart and Cargile have been spotted out together in the past – most recently holding hands as they returned from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
The Café Society actress also told Elle UK that she’s more open about her relationship now that she’s dating a girl.
“When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it,” she explained. “We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that.”
“But then it changed when I started dating a girl,” she continued. “I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
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Stewart previously dated actor Michael Angarano – her costar from the 2004 film Speak. Their three-year romance cooled off in the spring of 2009. Shortly thereafter, Stewart began datingTwilight costar Robert Pattinson. The two split in 2013.
“Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about,” she said. “If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”
Read the full interview in Elle UK, on sale August 3.