Kristen Stewart talks coming out and sexuality in NYLON

Kristen Stewart is on the cover of Nylon this month and, inside, the interview portion happens just days after her mom allegedly talked about her daughter’s relationship with Alicia Cargile. Kristen is more candid than ever and, for the first time, touches on her sexuality and why she hasn’t “come out.”

“Google me, I’m not hiding,” Kristen tells the fashion magazine. “If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’ No, I do a job. Until I decide that I’m starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving…I don’t. I’m just a kid making movies.”


“I think in three or four years,” she continued, “there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”

Kristen said she has “worked really hard at feeling free and open while not selling it, or helping someone else sell it,” and that is exactly why her coming out in the way that she has now, simply acknowledging that she is living her life as a not-straight woman did not need to be something that could be monetarily beneficial for anyone. (Although Nylon should surely see some profit from this issue!)

For all intents and purposes, AfterEllen will now consider Kristen Stewart officially out. She’s not closeted, she’s not ashamed—it’s just not her style to make it anything but a normal part of her abnormal life. 

“It’s funny when older actors are like, ‘Just give them a smile,’” Kristen said when discussing the microscope she lives under. “I’m like, ‘You have no idea what you’re talking about, but thanks!’ It must’ve been awesome without the Internet.”