The bis*xual Tessa Thompson discusses her relationship with Janelle Monáe and her identity in an interview with Essence. Tessa Thompson is having her moment.
After more than a decade of working in the business, the actor has found her groove. The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree was recently in Marvel’s blockbuster hit Thor: Ragnarok and HBO’s acclaimed drama Westworld and she just finished filming on Creed II.
People want to know more about her relationship with singer Janelle Monáe as her career keeps getting better. There have been rumors that Thompson and Monáe are dating for a while now, and a new interview with the Creed star suggests that the two have a special connection.
“It’s tricky because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space and also wanting to use your platform and influence,” Thompson told Net-A-Porter, noting people have reached out to her to let them know how Janelle’s work has helped them come out to their family and friends.
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Thompson hasn’t talked about her s*xuality in public before, but Monáe came out as pans*xual earlier this year. The actor said that her family is very accepting of her attraction to both men and women.
“I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion,” she explained.
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Thompson didn’t say for sure that she and Monáe were dating, but she did say that the singer was “her person.” “That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones,” Thompson said.
“But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?”
Fans would love to hear that Thompson and Monáe are dating, but the actor said she doesn’t care what people think or assume about her relationship with the singer of “Dirty Computer.”
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“We love each other deeply,” Thompson admitted. “We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.”
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