Lili Reinhart Says Her Bisexuality Was “No Secret” to Her Friends and Family Before She Came Out Publicly

Starr Bowenbank
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Photo credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

  • Lili Reinhart opened up about being bisexual in an interview with Flaunt magazine.

  • Lili came out as bisexual while promoting an LGBTQ+ Black Lives Matter protest back in June.

2020 has kiiinda been a monumental year for Lili Reinhart—after breaking off her notoriously on-and-off-again relationship with her Riverdale costar Cole Sprouse, Lili has truly come into her own. In June, Lili shared with her followers that she’s bisexual. “Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she wrote while advertising an LGBTQ+ Black Lives Matter protest. “And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.” Two months have gone by since, and Lili’s opening up more about her sexuality, saying she’s always known that she likes men and women.

Photo credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo - Getty Images

In an interview with Flaunt magazine, Lili explained she knew she also liked girls in addition to boys from the time she was young. “I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age,” she said. “I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in heteronormative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention. That’s not something I wanted to deal with.”

For those closest to Lili, though, her sexuality came as no surprise: “To my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret,” she added.

Lili’s decision to come out this year had nothing to do with her breakup with Cole, so don’t get any ideas—according to E!, they allegedly split because of their decision to quarantine apart from each other, and they knew their relationship wasn’t going to work long-distance.

“Both aren’t interested in dating other people, just using this time to chill and focus on themselves,” the source elaborated. “Once Riverdale resumes production, Cole and Lili will have to be around each other and they have this fiery attraction to one another that always seems to bring them back together.”

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