Kristen Stewart on being in love with a woman: ‘It opened my life up and I’m so much happier’
Kristen Stewart is opening up for the first time about her relationship with girlfriend Alicia Cargile.
‘I’m just really in love with my girlfriend,’ she tells ELLE UK.
‘We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, “Finally, I can feel again.”‘
Stewart had previously had a very public relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.
‘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 says.
‘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.’
What made for the change?
‘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.’
Stewart, 26, currently appears in the Woody Allen film Cafe Society.