Actress Maria Bello has revealed that she’s bisexual…and did it in a big way!
The former E.R. star recalls in a piece in the New York Times titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family” the touching response her 12-year-old son had when she finally revealed to him that she was in love – and romantically involved – with her best friend Clare Munn.
Her son Jackson could tell she was hiding something from him and after some grilling, she admitted she was romantically involved with Munn.
She wrote “he looked at me for what seemed like an eternity and then broke into a huge, warm smile. “Mom, love is love, whatever you are,” he said with wisdom beyond his years. (Yes, he obviously attends one of those progressive schools in Los Angeles!)”
The Prisoners star continued “I loved him so much for saying that. ‘But Jack, I’m a little scared,’ I said. ‘When I was younger, people judged you if you were in a romantic relationship with a person of the same sex, and some still do. So I’m not sure how to deal with this. But we’ll figure it out together.”
Jackson’s father is Bello’s former partner, TV executive Dan McDermott. Of their relationship she writes “we have dinner together almost every night. As I write this, we’re basking in the afterglow of Dan’s 50th birthday party that Clare, Jackson, and I gave, which was attended by his family and mine and many other people I consider partners in one aspect of my life or another. It was a room of celebration and unconditional love.”