What Not to Wear host Stacy London has revealed that she is in a “serious relationship” with a woman.
The fashion TV host addressed her sexuality for the first time in an Instagram post on New Year’s Eve – in response to messages speculating about her “hot butch girlfriend.”
What Not to Wear host responds to questions about ‘hot butch girlfriend’
She wrote: “NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT I may as well address all the stuff I hear floating around out there.
“2019 has been a crazy year [with] such incredible joy… and the person most responsible for that is @catyezbak, who is my girlfriend and has been for over a year.
“Some of you may have guessed that already. All my friends and family know her well. I haven’t paraded her around on social media for several reasons:
“1) I’ve had public relationships before and I don’t love that. But I want to be clear here that with Cat I felt I owed us the chance to be private since this is my first serious relationship with a woman and I’m sure there will be some hoo ha about that. But I would never hide her out of shame.
“2.) It’s really easy for me, a privileged white woman who is 50, to suddenly say ‘I’m dating a woman’ with very few repercussions and I am well aware of that.”
Stacy London: I used to date men. Now I date her.
She continued: “Unlike me, there are countless people in the LGBTQIAP community who have had no choice in who they are, no love from family on which to lean, no support from anyone anywhere.
“I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY.
“It’s one thing to SAY Love is Love. It’s another thing to say Love is Passion and Devotion and Sex and mean it without shame or prejudice when talking about the same sex.
“So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Happy New Year to each and every one of you.”