Mel B opens up about five-year lesbian relationship
Mel B has opened up about a five-year lesbian relationship.
Although she is married to a man now, Mel opened up to Gay Star News about a previous relationship with a woman.
She said, "It wasn’t experimentation. I fell in love with a woman for five years. An experiment doesn’t last five years."
When asked if she experienced any homophobia she said, "If I did, I didn’t let it register. Because that would have been someone else’s problem, not my problem. I was happy."
When asked why she was so fearless about it, she replied:
"I don’t see any fear. Why would I have fear? I’m not a fearful person. As soon as I left home, I lived my life fully. As long as I’m not being mean to anyone in my immediate circle or harming anyone, people out there can have judgement, it doesn’t affect me. I’ve always been an independent person. ‘Fearless’ puts somebody in a box. I’m just me.
I’m a hard worker, I got brought up on a council estate, my mum and dad took on god knows how many jobs to support me and my sister. I was brought up with certain morals and respectability. You work to earn your own money.
Just because you’re a woman, you’re not seen as any lesser in life – out there, women’s payroll is lower than guys, but in my world I will always strive to be equal, equal to everyone else out there. That’s not fearless, that’s just common sense to me."
She also spoke about her four daughters and how she would support any of them if they were LGBTI, saying, "Between me and my husband we have four girls. What’s the ratio, one in five? So I’m hoping probably one of them will be! It’s not something I’d push, but it’s not something I’d push under the carpet. Whatever my kids want to be, I would celebrate. Whether they were gay, bisexual, transgender, I wouldn’t care. I would love and support them as my daughters."