Dove Cameron Opens Up About Her Sexuality In Candid New Interview: ‘I’m Super Queer’
Just five months after she announced that she had split from Thomas Doherty, Dove Cameron has opened up about her
Just five months after she announced that she had split from Thomas Doherty, Dove Cameron has opened up about her sexuality during a candid interview with Gay Times, and she said she is “super queer.”
What Did Dove Cameron Say About Her Sexuality?
“I’ve hinted about my sexuality for years while being afraid to spell it out for everybody,” the Liv and Maddiealum explained, recalling an Instagram Live she did in August 2020 where she first came out as bisexual to the world. For those who missed it, the actress spoke out during the livestream after the lyric video for her song “We Belong” including LGBTQ+ couples and was met with accusations of “queerbaiting”
dove cameron saying she’s bi out loud. pic.twitter.com/arKcpS37Nd— best sapphics in the world (@bestsapphics) August 4, 2020
“I went on Instagram Live and said, ‘Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven’t said it, but I’m super queer. This is something I want to represent through my music because it’s who I am,’” she continued. “It felt like something that I could never talk about. I feel like the industry has changed a lot in terms of having room for people with platforms to be human and not to be picked apart. I was really nervous to come out, and one day, I dropped it because I was behaving like somebody who was out and I realized I wasn’t.”
In the past, the blonde beauty has referred to herself as bisexual, but now, she told the mag that she isn’t really “a label person,” but that queer is the most accurate way to describe herself.
“With the process of coming out, it was about who I am as a whole rather than who I choose to date or sleep with,” she said. “I’m choosing to love myself, to be who I am every day and not edit myself depending on the room that I’m in. I’m making no apologies for who I am.”
She also opened up about how coming out has helped grow the relationship she has with her fans. She concluded, “I’ve had such an unbelievable relationship with my fans and we have this very safe space that we’ve created. A lot of my fans have come out to me. A lot of my fans have told me that, because it’s such a non-issue with me. It wasn’t a big announcement. It was never something I really dove into. It was like, ‘Here I am, and here I always have been.’”
Who Has Dove Cameron Dated Before?
Back in December 2020, the former Disney star announced that she and Doherty had broken up after four years together.
“Hi all. We know there have been some rumors and confusion lately about the status of our relationship and we wanted to set the record straight,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time. “In October, Thomas and I decided to part ways. The decision was incredibly difficult, but we still have love for each other, and will remain friends. Thank you for allowing us our privacy in this time.”
As fans know, the two stars met and fell for each other on set of Descendants 2 in 2016, and they quickly became couple goals. And she even told Entertainment Tonight that she thought Doherty was “the one.”
“I go back and forth on whether [getting married] is a thing that I even want to do,” she explained to the outlet. “But I think, if I’m going to marry anyone, it’s going to be him.”
Before she entered into a relationship with Doherty, Cameron dated her fellow Liv and Maddie costar Ryan McCartan. They started dating in 2013, and they shocked the entire world when they announced that they were getting married in April 2016. At the time, the Descendants star opened up about the engagement during an interview with People Magazine.
“It was very spur-of-the-moment. It was perfect. It was more romantic and bohemian than traditional,” she said of the proposal. “We were both very clear with each other that it was like, ‘I know you’re my person. You know you’re my person. There’s nobody else.’ Because we already knew we wanted to get married one day, I didn’t expect it to change anything. But ‘fiancé’ and ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’ is worlds apart. I literally feel like I’ve never been so calm before. I feel rooted to the ground. I feel good.”
But in October 2016, they announced that they were over, and their split wasn’t pretty.
“Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful,” McCartan wrote on Twitter at the time.
Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful.— Ryan McCartan (@ryanmccartan) October 5, 2016
After that, Cameron claimed that McCartan treated her “terrible,” and he alleged that she had cheated on him (with Doherty). Yep, when one of McCartan’s Instagram followers asked him what his proudest moment was, he responded with, “Within two weeks, my fiancée cheated on and left me [and] I almost died from food poisoning … I truly didn’t think I would be able to make it through that part of my life. I’m proudest of the light that came from the darkness, and my ability to survive and turn the anger and sadness I had into positive life changes and a new way forward.”
But despite their rocky past, there’s no bad blood between them now.
“We are not at war with one another. This vortex of repetitive conflict is the result of freely and peacefully sharing our individual perspectives on our past, which is almost always followed by a myriad of social media posts creating a fight where there isn’t one,” McCartan wrote on Instagram after coming under fire for his comments. “Some of these outlets make their money on ads, clicks and controversy, and if they don’t have a story, they manufacture one. Any claims of lasting or current conflict between me and my previous partner have been methodically manufactured, and are baseless. This paradigm is one that exists all over the social media landscape. It is my hope that consumers of social media will use this as an example to guard themselves against bias and hyperbole, and to increase their social media fluency in an increasingly untruthful world.”
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What Is She Up To At The Moment?
Cameron is actually pretty busy at the moment, since news hit the web earlier this month that she is going to play Bubbles in the upcoming CW Powerpuff Girls live-action remake. Plus, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet and Jagged Little Pill alum Yana Perrault are going to play Blossom and Buttercup! Wow, how epic is that?!
According to Deadline, Diablo Cody (who was previously behind movies like Jennifer’s Body and Juno) and Heather Regnier (who previously worked on Veronica Mars) are writing the new show, while Maggie Kiley is directing it. Although it’s going to be based off of the original Cartoon Network animated series, it’s not going to tell the same story reimagined. Instead, it’s going to follow the characters years later! Yep, the outlet reported that Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup won’t be tiny pint-sized superheroes anymore, but instead, they’re going to be “disillusioned 20-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crimefighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?” We guess we’ll have to wait and see!
And now that they’re all grown up, the characters have reportedly changed a lot! Blossom, who we all knew as the spunky leader of the group, now has “repressed kiddie-superhero trauma, which has left her feeling anxious and reclusive. She aims to become a leader again — this time on her own terms.” As for Bubbles, who was the sweet one of the group, her “charming exterior belies an unexpected toughness and wit. She’s initially more interested in recapturing her fame than saving the world, but she just might surprise us and herself.” Finally, Buttercup, who was constantly rebelling in the original show, is “more sensitive than her tough exterior suggests. She has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life.”
It definitely seems like Cameron is living her best life at the moment.