Lili Reinhart opens up about coming out as bisexual and says she 'knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age'

Lili Reinhart called herself a "proud bisexual woman" in an Instagram post shared in June 2020.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • In a new interview with Flaunt magazine, "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart spoke about her bisexuality and said, "I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age."
  • She added: "I felt that since I've exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention. That's not something I wanted to deal with."
  • The actress came out as bisexual in June by sharing information regarding an "LGBTQ+ for #BlackLivesMatter" protest and saying that she's "a proud bisexual woman."

Lili Reinhart spoke about publicly revealing that she's bisexual and when she knew she was attracted to women.

"I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age," the 23-year-old actress, known for her role as Betty Cooper on "Riverdale," said in a new interview for Flaunt magazine.

Reinhart was previously in an on-again, off-again relationship with "Riverdale" costar Cole Sprouse for three years. Speaking to Flaunt magazine, she explained her reasoning behind coming out. Advertisement

"I felt that since I've exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention," she said. "That's not something I wanted to deal with."

The actress also said that her "bisexuality has been no secret" to the people in her life.

Reinhart came out as bisexual in early June by sharing a poster for an "LGBTQ+ for #BlackLivesMatter" protest on her Instagram story, which she said she would be attending.
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"Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman," the actress wrote.

Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual in June 2020.Lili Reinhart/Instagram
In her feature for Flaunt magazine, the actress said that she was moved after attending her first BLM protest in West Hollywood and protesting alongside fellow members of the LGBTQ community. Advertisement

"It was incredible to be surrounded by so many people who are actively fighting against the injustices that are happening right now," Reinhart said.

"Enough is enough and hopefully we'll see real change from the actions that are now being taken."

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