Singer-actress Kelly Rowland knows a thing or two about the complexities of relationships.
The Destiny’s Child star, 35, plays a woman who opts for a life of celibacy in her new Lifetime movie, “Love By the 10th Date,” which airs Saturday. In a Tuesday interview with The New York Post, Rowland shared her thoughts on a range of intimate topics, including bisexuality and open marriages.
Couples, Rowland said, would be wise to have open discussions about their same-sex experiences before getting romantically involved. “There are some women who are not finding the real truth about their partner’s sexuality until they go through their man’s phones,” she said. “But it happens with guys, too, not just women. I can’t tell someone how to feel about dating someone who is bisexual or had a past gay experience, but it’s proper to ask in today’s times.”
When it comes to open relationships, Rowland admitted to being less personally knowledgable, but noted that she’s “not in any position to judge anybody.”
“None of my girlfriends that I know of have open relationships,” she said. Pointing to Mo’Nique, who is in an open marriage with husband Sidney Hicks, she added, “We’re in a new time and space where sexuality should be talked about — whether you want to be with two people or three.”
The star previously spoke out on behalf of her LGBTQ fanbase in a 2013 Access Hollywood interview, while performing at the GLAAD Media Awards. “They’ve always been wonderful, always been supportive, and always been loyal,” she said. “I think that’s what feels so great, is that you always feel loved and you always get that love back.”
Read the full New York Post interview with Kelly Rowland here.
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