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Kristen Stewart Says Dating Women Liberated Her

K. Stew with Alicia Cargile.
K. Stew with Alicia Cargile.

Love may have died last spring after Kristen Stewart and Soko’s breakup, but remember K. Stew’s devastatingly quick comeback: She appeared on the Cannes red carpet in May with on-again, off-again girlfriend Alicia Cargile, a film producer who reportedly once worked as her personal assistant. Rumors buzzed. Many missed Soko.

Now, in a new interview for British Elle’s September issue, Stewart officially confirmed she’s dating Cargile, and this time around it’s better than ever: “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’” She said dating women freed her to be more open about her relationships in the media:

When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.

Sweet summer love. Can’t wait to follow this cool couple.

Kristen Stewart Officially Dating Alicia Cargile