Michelle Rodriguez has been asked many, many times if she’s a lesbian. She’s always denied the rumors, sometimes denying the rumors in a rather dismissive, almost offensive way. But the rumors have persisted because A) a lot of people don’t think much further than “she wears pants” and “she’s not a girly-girl” and B) Michelle has had a few seemingly close, intimate relationships with women. But now Michelle is finally nailing down some specifics about her sexuality, and she’s basically saying that we’ve been asking her the wrong question this whole time. She’s NOT a lesbian. She’s bisexual.
After years of having fans speculate over her sexuality, Michelle Rodriguez is putting the rumors to rest. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, on stands now, the 35-year-old Fast & Furious 7 actress opens up about her love life and says she understands why her fans are curious.
“I’ve never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina?” she tells EW. “Plus, I play a butchy girl all the time, so they assume I’m a lesbo.”
Are their assumptions correct? “Eh, they’re not too far off,” Rodriguez says. “I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f–king curios to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”
The Machete Kills star has been rumored to have dated Fast and the Furious costar Vin Diesel, S.W.A.T costar Olivier Martinez (Halle Berry’s now husband and baby daddy) and Bloodrayne actress Kristanna Loken. At the 2011 premiere of Battle Los Angeles, Rodriguez was asked by Rumorfix to clarify gay rumors. “I’m not a lesbian . . . yeah,” she said, and joked, “Michi likes sausage.”
In the Summer 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Rodriguez said she wasn’t dating anyone at the time. “I’m attracted to manly men,” she said. “I can’t do metrosexuals who get their nails done more than me. Which is why, living in L.A. for eight years, you can’t blame me for not having a partner!”
Is this surprising? Not really. I took her at her word that she “liked sausage” but I also thought she had probably dated some ladies along the way too. Looks like I was right! I think this is common enough, especially among women – Michelle is “mostly” into men, but sometimes a lady will strike her fancy and she doesn’t have any issue with exploring all of her options. Good for her.
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