On Tuesday, we were excited to learn that actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Cara Delevingne are officially a couple. How exciting is this? I mean, just look at those shots of them having a blast at a New York Knicks game back in January.
Of course, Rodriguez and Delevingne aren’t the first female celebrities to openly date women. While Rodriguez identifies as bisexual, many celebrities who've dated women are somewhere else on the spectrum —whether they identify as queer, fluid, or none of the above.
Whereas in the past many women who loved women kept that love out of the public eye (I’m looking at you Marlene Dietrich and Eleanor Roosevelt), the generations of women that followed have been more forthcoming about their personal lives.
Here are nine other female celebrities who have dated girls, and didn’t care who knew it.
Evan Rachel Wood
Although she’s married to Jamie Bell now, Wood, who identifies as bisexual, has had relationships with women in the past. As she told Marie Claire in 2011, “I can’t say I’m one way or the other because I’ve honestly fallen in love with a man and I’ve honestly fallen in love with a woman. I don’t know how you label that, it’s just how it is.”
Drew has always been very open about her relationships with both men and women. As she told The Guardian, “Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else. When I was younger I used to go with lots of women. Totally. I love it.”
Years before she was blamed for breaking up the relationship of her current fiancé Johnny Depp and his ex Vanessa Paradis, Heard came out at GLAAD’s 25th Anniversary celebration. It was at that time she walked the red carpet and introduced the world to her girlfriend of two years, Tasya van Ree.
But not long after filming The Rum Diary with Depp, Heard and van Ree parted ways. We guess Johnny just has that sort of effect on the ladies.
In 2010, Paquin came clean about her bisexuality in a PSA for a gay advocacy group. Although she was married to Stephen Moyer at the time (and still is), her coming out was no surprise to those close to her, saying, “It was no big secret.”
After her marriage to Johnny Lee Miller came to an end and before she started sporting a vile of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck, Jolie dated Jenny Shimizu. She was says she so in love with Shimizu that she seriously considered marrying her.
As she told Girlfriends back in 1997, “I would probably have married Jenny Shimizu if I hadn’t married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her.” I can see that. Shimizu is stunning.
We may not have a list of ladies in Banks’ past or present, but the singer did tell Rolling Stone that’s she dated both men and women, and identifies as bisexual.
Who can forget the tumultuous relationship between Lohan and DJ Samantha Ronson? Between 2008 and 2009, that’s all the celebrity sites could talk about! Lohan never clearly identified herself as bisexual, but she did confirm that the two were indeed a legit couple on Loveline.