Tessa Thompson Addresses Rumors of Dating Janelle Monae (UPDATE)
Many have wondered about Janelle Monae’s s*xual preference for years.
Janelle herself likes to keep her personal life to herself, so she never really said much about her dating life.
Lately, she’s been spending a lot of time with Tessa Thompson.
Tessa was also in one of her music videos, fueling the gossip even more.
In a recent interview with Net-A-Porter, Tessa addressed rumors that she’s dating Janelle.
I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.
That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones
But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?
We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.
UPDATE: After the interview went viral, Tessa clarified that she is not in a relationship.
Sometimes we cheer so loudly at someone speaking their truth, that we miss what they say. (Here’s looking at you media journalism). I didn’t say I was in a relationship. But I said lots of other things. All below. One thing I missed — Pride Has No End. x https://t.co/yEd0Ep6K17
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) June 29, 2018