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Kristen Stewart Reveals Why She's Now Willing To Talk More About Her Sexuality

The actress gets real in T Magazine.

Kristen Stewart was never one to publicly gush about her relationship, even though she was in one of the most highly publicized relationships in the world. 

Stewart covers the Fall Women’s Fashion issue of T Magazine and opens up about why she chooses to speak about her personal life and sexuality now that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

“People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product,” she admits of her “Twilight” romance with co-star Robert Pattinson. “It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.” 

Today, Stewart is dating visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile. 

“I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she says. “I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.”

Last month, the 26-year-old actress told Elle UK she is “much happier” after opening up about dating women. She added that while she was never hiding anything about her sexuality, she feels a need to speak out. 

“It changed when I started dating a girl,” she continued. “I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.’”

See more from her T Magazine interview below. 

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