Maria Bello and Clare Munn have been dating for more than a year, and they have no problems at all showing off their love in public. According to Mail Online, Bello and Munn attended the 2015 Human Rights Campaign’s Los Angeles Gala dinner together earlier this month, and they shared a very public kiss that was captured by the press at the event. Both women are smiling as they share a kiss in front of the cameras.
Munn and Bello are far from new in each other’s lives. The two women were best friends long before they became romantically involved, and it took them some time to figure out what they were meant to be together once Bello accepted that her feelings for Munn went beyond friendship.
At the event, Bello has spoken about her relationship with Munn, and she could not contain her happiness.
“She’s one of the most beautiful, charming, brilliant and funny people I have ever met. We laugh a lot together.”
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 28, 2015
This is not the first PDA-filled outing for the couple. Mail Online shared photos of Bello and Munn out holiday shopping in December.
Maria Bello came out in an article for the New York Times. The actress shared openly about her relationship and the love she has for Clare Munn, according to a previous Inquisitr report.
Her biggest concerns when she decided to pursue a relationship with another woman were her son and her career. Her son, Jackson, is now 14-years-old, and he is close to Clare. He considers her a godmother figure. Bello was worried about damaging that relationship.
Bello was also concerned about her career. She realized that not everyone in the world is as accepting she is when it comes to same-sex relationships.
Everything worked out well when it came with her son. She shared his reaction, and he told her that “love is love.” She shared about her concerns when she spoke on stage at another recent event, according to E! Online.
“After being so private for most of my life, why should I share my story so publicly? At the time I wrote my article, I most of all wanted my 12-year-old son to be proud of his family. I wanted him to know that our story was not something to be ashamed or so unusual that we were the only ones living this way. Well, it turns out he was already proud and in this case, wiser than I was, when he said, ‘Whatever, Mom. Love is love.’ “
Bello’s life has changed in many ways in the last two years. She has found love in an unexpected place, and an illness opened up her eyes even more about her life. According to Out Magazine, the actress shared about those revelations when she was out promoting one of most recent projects, a television film that aired on Lifetime last year.
“You know, getting ill last summer changed my life in such a way. While I was recovering in bed, I saw so many things. Who was at my bedside and that we had this very unconventional modern family. After I wrote this article for the New York Times, I realized that there was a larger conversation to be had that nobody was having, which was that the only labels you have are the ones you give yourself and your family. When I told my son I was involved with a woman romantically, who was also my best friend, he said, ‘Mom, whether you’re lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, or whatever, shout it out the world!’ “
Bello does not label herself as lesbian or bisexual. She calls herself a “whatever.” She is happy with that label. However, Maria Bello did share about a loss on social media this weekend. The family lost Dodger, the family dog, on Friday. She shared a photo of the pup on her Twitter on Friday night.
Our beautiful Dodger died today. Jack was the best brother Our pets are our partners too, aren’t they? Love is love. pic.twitter.com/pPnBj2UuZq
— maria bello (@maria_bello) March 28, 2015
What is next for Maria Bello? She has several films currently in post-production that will be released in 2015. Bello has also written a book about labels and society that will share more about her relationship. Whatever… Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves will be released on April 28.
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