Stacy London is in love with a woman — “not that it’s any of your business,” she says.
The former What Not to Wear host introduced the relationship via Instagram Tuesday, with photos of her and girlfriend Cat Yezbak to “address all the stuff I hear floating around out there.”
“....2019 has been a crazy year for lots of reasons,” wrote the 50-year-old stylist. “This 1st year of coping with grief and a lot of unforeseen health issues was, at times, such a truly dark place to be. But as with most of life, there has been such incredible joy as well and the person most responsible for that is @catyezbak, who is my girlfriend and has been for over a year.”
Although the romance wasn’t news to her closest confidants, London hadn’t flaunted her relationship for two good reasons.
“I’ve had public relationships before and I don’t love that,” she explained. “But I want to be clear here that with Cat I felt I owed us the chance to be private since this is my first serious relationship with a woman and I’m sure there will be some hoo ha about that. But I would never hide her out of shame.”
London continued to write, “It’s really easy for me, a privileged white woman who is 50, to suddenly say ‘I’m dating a woman’ with very few repercussions and I am well aware of that. Unlike me, there are countless people in the LGBTQIAP community who have had no choice in who they are, no love from family on which to lean, no support from anyone anywhere. I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY. It’s one thing to SAY Love is Love. It’s another thing to say Love is Passion and Devotion and Sex and mean it without shame or prejudice when talking about the same sex.”
Yezbak, a “hot sauce connoisseur” and a band member in the group Local Woman, according to her Instagram page, also posted photos of her and London.
London didn’t address the events of her “crazy year.” But she recently lost her father, underwent spinal surgery, and had financial problems. In her new post, London was optimistic about the New Year.
“So I used to date men,” London ended her message. “Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I am wishing you the best of everything this coming year. Bring it 2020. Let’s go.”
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