Amber Heard refuses to define her sexuality for the press.
The 27-year-old actress has hit headlines recently for her rumored romance with The Rum Diary co-star Johnny Depp.
Before the pair reportedly became a couple, Amber dated female photographer Tasya van Ree for four years but she shrugs off the idea of classifying her sexuality despite the social pressure to do so.
“I have had relationships, successful relationships, with men, and I had a great relationship with a wonderful woman,” she told The Edit.
“I will never beg for an easy classification or label for that moment in my life, or assume to know what the future holds for me. I have always been and always will be just who I am and I will never fake anything for anyone.”
Despite her tabloid fame Amber insists she prefers to keep her personal life private.
She admits her relationship with Tasya challenged that ideal because she didn’t want to feel secretive.
“I am not ever going to be a person who has a desire to expose myself more than I feel,” Amber explained.
“But I also felt I had a responsibility to not appear to be in hiding. I watched people around me succumb to hiding and hiding denotes shame. I feel, and felt, zero shame. We all love who we love; we don’t choose it.”
Amber credits her humble upbringing in rural Manor, Texas with reinforcing her decision.
She left the town at the age of 16 and doesn’t have any regrets.
“If I didn’t want to be scrutinized, I would have just stayed in Texas,” she said.
“It’s way easier to do what people expect of you.”
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