13 Celebrities That Came Out In 2013


2. Maria Bello

‘Prisoners’ actress Maria Bello came out in a rather unexpected way. She decided to reveal her sexuality to the world via an op-ed piece in the New York Times. She spoke lovingly about her partner, Clara.

In fact, it wasn’t Bello that brought up the subject but Jackson, her 12-year-old son, who inquired out of curiosity.

When Bello told Jackson she was in love with Clara, he sat silent for a while and then gave his mom a sheepish smile and said with wisdom far beyond his years that love is love no matter what you are.

After exposing her sexuality, she posted a picture of herself and her former best friend and now-lover Clara, with a caption saying ‘modern family’.

“Giving thanks for my modern family. Happy thanksgiving for whatever kind of family you have,” she wrote, captioning a photograph of her, her now-girlfriend Clare Munn, her son Jackson and his father, TV executive Dan McDermott.

It wasn’t the first photograph of Munn Bello had posted. In September 2013, the 46-year-old “Coyote Ugly” actress posted two photos of herself and Munn, describing her as “my dear friend” in one.

In the article published on ABCnews.go.com, Bello detailed how her relationship with her best friend had become romantic and how she and Clara now co-parent her son, along with Jackson’s father and the four have become their own “modern family.”

“I would like to consider myself a ‘whatever,’ as Jackson said,” she said.

“Whomever I love, however I love them, whether they sleep in my bed or not or whether I do homework with them or share a child with them, ‘love is love.’ And I love our modern family.”

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