UPDATE, 7:37 p.m. ET: Bella Thorne expressed her gratitude for all of the support she received after confirming that she is bisexual. "Aww thank you for all the accepting tweets from everyone," the newly out actress tweeted Tuesday, August 23. "I love you guys ❤️❤️❤️ #pride."
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Revealing her truth. Bella Thorne opened up about her recently questioned sexuality via Twitter and told her fans that she is attracted to both men and women.
After a photo of Thorne, 18, kissing an unidentified girl made its way online this month, many of the Disney Channel alumna’s Bellarinas took to social media to press her about her dating preferences.
On Tuesday, August 23, she confirmed fans’ speculation by simply writing, “Yes,” after one of her Twitter followers asked, “are you bisexual?”
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) August 23, 2016
After making the revelation, Thorne received an outpouring of support. “Wake me up when these damn girls will officially date @bellathorne i'm just a happy shipper,” one user enthused, while another wrote: “it actually makes me so happy that you're open about it. u do u babygirl.”
Prior to getting cozy with another female, the former Shake It Up star dated Gregg Sulkin for more than a year. On August 15, the pair — who first struck up a romance in June 2015 — announced that they were parting ways in a joint statement to Us Weekly.
“After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship,” Thorne and the Faking It actor, 24, told Us. “We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together. Our schedules made seeing each other difficult, and we decided that for now this would be best.”
After releasing the statement to Us, the redheaded beauty took to Twitter to clarify her sudden split from Sulkin: “Things just didn’t end up working the way we had hoped. But I’ll always love the bub.”
Before calling it quits with the hunky Brit, the “Jersey” singer gushed to Us about her beau’s best qualities. “He’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met,” she told Us last summer. “He’s so kind, so sweet. He’s very caring even when he doesn’t need to be. … And I think maybe it’s because he’s raised in such a great way with British manners.”
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