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Two months after coming out as bisexual, Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has gone into more detail about her sexuality in a tell-all interview with Flaunt magazine.
“I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age,” the 23-year-old actress began.
However, since she has only been in heterosexual relationships – most recently and notably with her Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse – she initially feared that coming out might make people think she was just “faking it to get attention”…
“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 continued.
“That’s not something I wanted to deal with.
“But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret.”
Back in June, the actress – who plays the role of Betty Cooper on Riverdale – revealed on Instagram that she was bisexual. She made the announcement when telling her followers that she would be attending an LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter protest…
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she wrote at the time.
“And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”
She explained to Flaunt that protesting the BLM movement with members of West Hollywood’s queer community is what actually inspired her to go into more detail about her sexuality…
“It was incredible to be surrounded by so many people who are actively fighting against the injustices that are happening right now,” she added.
“And I felt that it was lame to keep reposting what everyone else is posting so I asked myself: ‘Okay, what do I have to offer?’”
Lili Reinhart’s decision to open up about her sexuality reportedly has nothing to do with her break-up from Cole Sprouse – especially as an insider revealed that neither of them are interested in other people…
“Both aren’t interested in dating other people, just using this time to chill and focus on themselves,” an insider said at the time of their latest break-up.
“Once Riverdale resumes production, Cole and Lili will have to be around each other and they have this fiery attraction to one another that always seems to bring them back together.”