Evan Rachel Wood seems to have it all. The successful actress is happily married and pregnant for the first time, but in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Wood recalled a difficult decision she made a few years back: Coming out as bisexual in 2011.
“It’s become more socially acceptable. With me, the reason why I came out is because I felt like now was the time to no longer be silent about it,” Wood said of her decision.
“I wanted to wait for the right time and wait to have enough years under my belt where people knew that it wasn’t a phase or anything and I wasn’t doing it for attention; this is a part of who I am, and I’m old enough to really know who I am by now.”
Wood also shared that she was afraid to tell her family, as well.
“And I had to wait until I told my family, too, which I was really nervous about! And I have a really chill, understanding family, too.”
She also used the opportunity to gush about her husband, actor Jamie Bell. The couple dated from 2005 to 2008, but broke up. They got back together in 2011 and married in October of 2012.
“That’s the real test: If you can go away and come back,” Wood said. “It just never went away. Sometimes, you break up with people and it goes away, but this only got worse. It felt like a fate thing — this thing inside both of us that felt like we needed to be together.”
She’s also getting ready for the couple’s first child together, by playing music for her bun:
“My friend Toby got me this belt that you put around the belly so it’s like Surround Sound,” she said, “and I found all these great lullaby renditions of rock ‘n roll songs, like Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead. It’s awesome.”
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