Maria Bello and Clare Munn are just the cutest!
Wearing a black, draped, one shoulder jumpsuit, the 47-year-old Coyote Ugly and ER alum and her girlfriend, a media exec and human rights activist, were photographed kissing and staring at each other lovingly as they posed for photos at the 2015 Human Rights Campaign's Los Angeles Gala dinner earlier this month.
Bello, who has a 14-year-old son from a previous relationship with a man, came out publicly in a New York Times essay published in November 2013, revealing she was in a relationship with a woman named Clare and calling herself a "whatever." She and Munn have since attended several events together and have also been spotted showing sweet PDA in public.
"She's one of the most beautiful, charming, brilliant and funny people I have ever met," The Daily Mail quoted Bello as telling Closer Weekly. "We laugh a lot together."
They two also often post affectionate tweets about each other.
Last month, Bello was honored with the HRC Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Austin Gala.
"In some ways I wish I wasn't standing up here," she said in her speech. "I wish that one day the labels that discriminate against people will be a thing of the past and we will not have to fight for the permission to love who we love."
She also talked about her decision to reveal her sexuality to the public.
"After being so private for most of my life, why should I share my story so publicly?" Bello said. "At the time I wrote my article, I most of all wanted my 12-year-old son to be proud of his family. I wanted him to know that our story was not something to be ashamed or so unusual that we were the only ones living this way. "Well, it turns out he was already proud and in this case, wiser than I was, when he said, 'Whatever, Mom. Love is love.'"
Bello plans to release a book, Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves, on April 28.