Kristen Stewart has publicly confirmed she is dating Alicia Cargile.
In an interview with Elle U.K., the 26-year-old actress opens up about their romance for the first time ever. "Right now I'm just really in love with my girlfriend," Stewart says. "We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"
Stewart and Cargile are often photographed out and about together, but neither had publicly commented on their relationship—until now. "When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn't like it," Stewart says. "We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, 'That's mine. You're making my relationship something that it's not.' I didn't like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I'm so much happier."
Back in May, the former Twilight actress admitted to Variety that she wasn't "hiding s--t" about her love life, adding, "When I was dating a guy, I would never talk about my relationships. I feel the same way now."