An American actress Lili Reinhart recently open up and said she was attracted to women from a young age, and people close to her knew her truth all along. Lili Reinhart is known for portraying Betty Cooper on The CW teen drama series Riverdale and Annabelle. She came out as bisexual on June 3 amid the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. On June 3, in her Instagram story, Lili Reinhart spoke about her support for the West Hollywood LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter protest, happening at Santa Monica and La Cienega. She wrote on her caption.
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman. And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”
Now, the 23-year-old Lili Reinhart spoke about her decision to publicly reveal her sexuality. In an interview to Flaunt magazine, Riverdale actress revealed that she felt comfortable coming out after experiencing an abundance of solidarity while marching at a protest alongside the LGBTQ community. She told,
“I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age.”
“I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention.”
“That’s not something I wanted to deal with. But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret.”
Lili Reinhart further added,
“I felt that I wasn’t doing enough, and I felt that it was lame to keep reposting what everyone else is posting so I asked myself: ‘Okay, what do I have to offer?’ I definitely learned a lot from the conversations I’ve been having.”
“While it’s important to be an ally in this movement, Black voices cannot be muffled by other voices. This is their time to be heard. White people have to acknowledge their fucking privilege, which exists and is very real. It’s important that we don’t just sit on our asses and let someone else fight this fight for us because it involves absolutely everyone.”
Lili Reinhart most recently dated her co-star from Riverdale Cole Sprouse. The pair were first linked in July 2017. Though the couple split for the first time in July 2019. However, they rekindled their romance two months later. Lili Reinhart will be next seen in Amazon Prime Video original movie, Chemical Hearts which is premiering later this month.