Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Why She Refuses to Define Her Sexuality

"If you don't get it, I don't have time for you."

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Kristen Stewart isn't hiding anything about her sexuality, she just isn't 1) down for your labels or 2) down with talking about her significant others. In a new interview with Variety, the 26-year-old star addresses her sexuality, by, uh, not addressing her sexuality. 

"When I was dating a guy, I would never talk about my relationships to anyone," she says. "I feel the same way now. I'm not hiding shit. And I'm very obviously...", she says before trailing off. (Stewart reportedly dated her assistant Alicia Cargile in the past, and was also linked to French singer SoKo, though reports say they've since broken up.)

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But Stewart is okay with not defining anything. "There's acceptance that's become really rampant and cool," she says. "You don't have to immediately know how to define yourself." 

This wasn't necessarily how she felt growing up, though. "I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn't want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, 'F—k, how do I define that?' I'm not going to. Plus, I didn't want to f—k with other people," she says, referring to teenagers who struggle with their sexuality. "I didn't want to be this example: It's so easy. I don't want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time."

"When I was dating a guy, I would never talk about my relationships to anyone. I feel the same way now."

She says she wants to be a proponent for the LBGT community, while avoiding using the word "gay." "I find the movement that's occurring to be so important that I want to be part of it," she says. "Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I'm about," she says. "If you don't get it, I don't have time for you."

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