Maria Bello Comes Out

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Actress Maria Bello came out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a New York Times piece titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family.”

In the essay published Nov. 29, the actress described how she first told her 12-year-old son, Jackson, that she was in a lesbian relationship. The talk came about a year after Bello had embarked on a romantic relationship with her best friend, Clare Munn, a new media executive, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We had an immediate connection but didn’t think of it as romantic or sexual,” the “Prisoners” star wrote. “She was one of the most beautiful, charming, brilliant and funny people I had ever met, but it didn’t occur to me, until that soul-searching moment in my garden, that we could perhaps choose to love each other romantically.”

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