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Julie Bowen says despite identifying as ‘straight’ she was once in love with a woman

Julie Bowen said this week that although she identifies as “straight”, she was once in love with a woman.

“I’m straight. I’ve always been straight,” “modern Family” The actress said Monday on her “Quitters” podcast. “I was in love with a woman for a while, but she didn’t love me back.”

She said, while the woman in question also likes women “she didn’t like me that way. It never really happened, so I never had to challenge my concept of sexuality.”

Bowen was discussing a sexual preference label with “Bachelor” alum Becca Tilly who is in a relationship with singer Hayley Kiyoko.

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Actress Julie Bowen attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Julie Bowen attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Tilly said there was a lot of “stress” in coming out and she hoped that someday it wouldn’t be needed because “life is already really hard. Falling in love should just be a natural and beautiful thing that needs to be explained to people.” No one is needed.” the couple has been together for four years.

Bowen said he finds it strange that people often ask others about their preferences. She agreed in the hope that people wouldn’t always have to come out, “I hope people don’t have to lead with whatever you do with your body, it shouldn’t be the first thing we guys do. Know about or care about. That’s your business.”

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Tilly said he gets questions on social media from people who say he doesn’t understand how he ends up with a woman after going on “Bachelor” twice to potentially engage with a man. Hui.

Becca Tilly, left, and Hayley Kiyoko attend "Elle Hollywood Rising" Presented by Polo Ralph Lauren and Hulu on May 18, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Becca Tilly, left, and Hayley Kiyoko attend “Elle Hollywood Rising” presented by Polo Ralph Lauren and Hulu on May 18, 2022 in Los Angeles.
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“I don’t think you can really explain falling in love with someone… Sometimes I think people try to put love, feelings, and emotions in a box, and it’s nothing like that.” that should be boxed.”

Bowen divorced real estate investor Scott Phillips, whom she was married to for 13 years, in 2018. The former couple has three children together: Oliver, 15, and John and Gustav, both 13.

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Bowen has been private about dating after her divorce, making fun of her coming out of a dating “retirement” for her crush Harry Styles.