Actress Bella Thorne came out as pansexual in a TV interview on Monday, revealing that she doesn’t base her love life on gender, sexual identity or sexuality.
The 21-year-old former Disney star, who previously considered herself to be bisexual, explained the approach to her dating life as “you like what you like.”
“I’m actually pansexual and I didn’t know that. Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is,” Thorne revealed on “Good Morning America” while promoting her new book “Life of a Wannabe Mogul.”
“You like beings,” she added. “You like what you like. Doesn’t have to be a girl or a guy or a he or she or they or this or that. It’s literally you like personality. You just like a being.”
Thorne is currently in a long-distance relationship with Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo, according to People. The actress recently shared photos of the couple enjoying a romantic getaway in Sicily, Italy.
She was previously in a polyamorous relationship with internet personality Tana Mongeau, whom she recently clashed with on social media after Mongeau announced her engagement to YouTube star Jake Paul.
Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO, told USA Today that a pansexual is a person attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender.