Evan Rachel Wood still self-identifies as bisexual, her marriage doesn’t change it

I kind of forgot that Evan Rachel Wood claims to be bisexual. In an Esquire interview last year, Evan was asked straight-out if she dates women, and she said “Yes” and when questioned further about what it’s like for her to date ladies, she said, “Yeah, I’m more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I’m the dominant one… I’m opening the doors, I’m buying dinner. Yeah, I’m romantic.” So what about her bisexuality now that she’s just married Jamie Bell?

Just one day after Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell tied the knot in California, the 25-year-old actress took to Twitter to answer a fan’s question about her sexual orientation.

“Honestly not trying to be an ass. Just trying to understand,” one user wrote. “Does this mean you are not bi anymore? How does that work?”

“No,” Wood replied Oct. 31. “It just means I am not single anymore.”

Wood first opened up about being bisexual in a 2011 interview with Esquire. “I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls. . .I’m into androgyny in general,” the Mildred Pierce star explained. “I’m more of like the guy when it comes to girls. I’m the dominant one. I’m opening the doors, I’m buying dinner. Yeah, I’m romantic.”

In a later interview with Marie Claire, Wood — who once played a lesbian vampire queen on HBO’s True Blood — said her bisexuality is “a big part of who I am, and it always has been for as long as I can remember. . . 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.”

Wood and Man on a Ledge star Bell, 26, met in 2005 as costars in Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” music video. They soon began dating, and even got matching tattoos in 2006. Though they called it quits after one year together, they reunited in summer of 2011. Bell popped the question in early 2012.

The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony with close family and friends. The bride wore a custom Chantilly lace mermaid gown by Carolina Herrera with capped-sleeves and striped ribbon waist detail. “I am so happy for Evan, she is a timeless beauty and her gown in Chantilly lace captures this perfectly,” the designer told Us Weekly.

On Oct. 31, Wood also retweeted a quote about marriage from the WOW Facts of Life account: “They say the wedding ring goes on the left ring finger, because it’s the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart.” The following day, Bell thanked his Twitter followers for their warm wishes. “I’m a lucky man,” he wrote.

Wood called off her wedding plans with rocker Marilyn Manson in 2010 after years of on-and-off dating.

[From Us Weekly]

So… okay. She still considers herself bisexual and she just married a man. I imagine that Jamie Bell is fine with it, don’t you? I mentioned in the story I did about their wedding, but the impression I get from Jamie is that he adores her and he really went after her this second time around (they dated when they were teenagers too). As for Evan in general… I know many of you don’t like her. I used to find her incredibly annoying too, but then she went away for a little bit and she did some interesting work and… now I kind of like her. I’ve said this before, but I think she seems to be taking some career and life tips from Angelina Jolie, and out of all of the girls trying to be the next Angelina, I think Evan might be able to pull it off.

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  1. CamColty says:

    I remember her in “thirteen” and thought she was really talented

  2. UNF Joan Jett! says:

    “Does this mean you are not bi anymore? How does that work?”

    The same it works for monosexual (=homo/hetero) people: You enter a commited relationship with the person you love but you still find other people hot. The only difference is that you find people of more than one gender attractive. That´s all. Simple, isn´t it?

    So, no, bisexuality doesn´t magically disappear when you get married.

    • Cherry says:

      Yep, that’s about it.
      RE: ‘she seems to be taking some career and life tips from Angelina Jolie’: can I just say that the same exact question could be asked about Jolie? As far as I know, Jolie has been with one woman in her early twenties. Of men, on the other hand, she’s had dozens. She’s about to marry her third husband. I’d say that, rather than ‘a bisexual’ she is ‘a woman who, when she was younger, did some experimenting with her sexuality’.

      • Kim says:

        AJ has stated that she is sexually,physically attracted to the female body. I don’t know how many female partners she has had.It doesn’t matter. Also If you add up the men she has admitted being with it’s maybe a dozen.Now if believe the tabloid BS she has had hundreds of lovers male and female. The tabloids also claim she has been pregnant fifty times, adopted twenty kids,gotten married thirty times and broken up with Brad hundred times.

      • Kim says:

        AJ has stated that she is sexually,physically attracted to the female body. I don’t know how many female partners she has had.It doesn’t matter. Also If you add up the men she has admitted being with it’s maybe a dozen.Now if believe the tabloid BS she has had hundreds of lovers male and female. The tabloids also claim she has been pregnant fifty times, adopted twenty kids,gotten married thirty times and broken up with Brad hundred times.BTW Drew Barrymore has had female lovers why is she never brought up in the bisexual discussion ? Drew has stated she is bisexual .

      • Cherry says:

        @Kim: I know the amount of lovers she’s had doesn’t make her more bi- or heterosexual, that wasn’t my point. It’s not like if you sleep with 100 men and 5 women the men sort of balance the women out. It’s not math. My point was: it was a long time ago. She was very young. She has only been with men ever since (as far as I know?). Maybe it was a phase. I know lots of girls who experimented with other girls in college. That doesn’t mean they’re all bisexual.
        Oh, and Re: Drew Barrymore: actually, LOTS of female celebs have stated they’re bisexual. Megan Fox, Christina Aguilera, Fergie…

      • UNF Joan Jett! says:

        Cherry, while it is true for some people that their sexuality shifts throughout life we don´t know if this is true for Angelina. Her sexual identity can not be defined by the parnters in past, present and future but solely by Angelina’s ability to be attracted to people of one or more genders. And “attraction” we can not see as it is an process within her brain/heart/pants/whatever. We simply don´t know if she still finds some women hot, if Dita’s Halloween costume made her heart all wet for example ;)

    • Ginger says:

      Thank you! I couldn’t have said it better! I am bi but have been married twice (both men) it doesn’t magically disappear. But I find that a lot of people are curious about bi sexuality in general because they can’t wrap their head around it. Perfectly fine to ask questions!

    • Mourning the Death of Music says:

      Thank you. You said it perfectly.

  3. CC says:

    He’s not the beardy, hairy, masculine guy. He’s kind of androgynous as well, so it makes sense.

  4. Ann says:

    What a weird headline.

    Why would her bisexuality change because she got married? It simply means she is attracted to both men and women. It doesn’t mean she will act on it.

    Sexuality and marital status are two different things.

  5. Skipper says:

    All veins connect to the heart. I’m pretty sure that ‘fact’ is bs. I’m googling it tho

  6. Shitler says:

    I should like this giel..but for some reason I don’t..

  7. yael says:

    maybe it’s just me but i find it incredibly silly to say the partner of a bisexual person must “be fine” with it, if they’re together or married or whatever. do i need to “be fine” with my husband’s heterosexuality?

    • CC says:

      Yea, seriously. The only thing the partners should be fine about is the knowledge that they’re not being cheated on with either gender, or if they are, they consent to it. One thing is having the inclination, another to act on it, but that’s when regular cheating, of any type, comes in. Every normal people might find someone other than their partner attractive, the key is not acting on those impulses.

      Again, gender inclination is irrelevant.

    • Amy625 says:

      The “fine with it” comment doesn’t make sense to me either. When it comes to relationships bisexuals aren’t different from hetero/homesexuals. It’s about being in a committed relationship. For some reason people equate bisexuality with promiscuity.

  8. Katie Too says:

    So many people equate being bisexual with being greedy. There’s not some overarching desire to have both men and women in your life at the same time as UNF Joan Jett said, a decision to be monogamous is a decision to be with one person, it doesn’t stop you from thinking other people are attractive. Silly question.

    • Mourning the Death of Music says:

      To extend on what you’ve said, Katie Too: Bisexuality is more than just being physically attracted to both genders. There is the emotional attraction as well.

      As a bisexual, I’ve have deep, bonding, romantic connections with both men and women. This level of intimacy is far more than just physical, sexual attraction.

      For me, it means I’m open to having a monogamous relationship with the person I fall in love with, be it male or female.

  9. Chrissy says:

    Jamie’s the Jonny Lee Miller to Evan’s Angelina Jolie.

  10. MonicaQ says:

    I am, I’m married to a man, I don’t see how I was supposed to enter the marriage cocoon and emerge a beautiful butter-hetero. /confused.

  11. Jolene says:

    I’m in a serious relationship for around three years with a man, but I am still attracted to women.

  12. V4Real says:

    Her sexual orientation is still bi-sexual; she just choose to enter into a commited relationship with the gender she fell in love with.

    This reminds me of when Anne Hache was dating Ellen, and went back to dating men after they split. The media was like she’s straight, now she’s a lesbian but now she’s not. Anne was bi-sexual and was attracted to both sexes.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Oh my god, yes. I had forgotten all about that. The media went into a confused frenzy and I thought “Guys, you know there’s more than straight/gay, right?” Ugh, people.

      Bisexuals don’t have it easy, if you end up with someone of the opposite sex, the LGBT community will go “Yeah, it was just a phase, you were just trying to be cool for a second.” and if you end up with someone of the same sex, basically everyone will go “Uh huh, so you were easing us into it, right?”
      Been there, done that. It’s like people’s brains are too small for more than two options, it’s exhausting. If one more person asks me “But what are you? What do you PREFER?” I will scream.

      Sorry. But this post upset me a bit. She “claims to be bisexual”? She “considers” herself bisexual? If someone tells me they’re this or that, I accept it and let it the f*ck go. I don’t doubt it constantly just because I can’t pin-point exactly what they are.

  13. bns says:

    I don’t think she wants to be Angelina Jolie. She seems more connected to the indie film world.

    • themummy says:

      Agreed. But I guess if she looks, seems, or acts at all “edgy” (which I don’t really think she does or has) then people immediately decide she wants to be Angelina Jolie…as if Jolie has a patent on it…or is the only one to ever be like that. For all we know she doesn’t even care for Jolie’s movies, pay attention to her life, or care at all one way or another. I think it’s so ridiculous that anything Jolie ever does is immediately attributed to her as being utterly original and specific to her as a person. Dumb.

  14. Eleonor says:

    In the first picture she reminds me of an untweaked version of Nicole Kidman.

  15. embertine says:

    Agreed, I’m currently dating a lovely lady but that doesn’t mean I’m suddenly gay.

  16. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I don’t believe anyone is exclusively hetero or homosexual. Apparently, I’m a 3 on the Kinsey scale (equally hetero and homosexual) aka bisexual (even though I’ve never willingly been with a woman). According to Kinsey, finding someone of the same sex attractive is a homosexual trait and enough to push you beyond being exclusively heterosexual.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Hmm. I’ve been very attracted to a couple of women in my life, one of them being my best friend in high school who’s seriously beautiful and warm and funny but never acted on it. I’d say I’m mostly attracted to men and I’m married to a man but would not rule out a relationship with a woman. Wonder where that puts me on the Kinsey scale?

    • UNF Joan Jett! says:

      1. Kinsey sucks. For many, many reasons.

      2. There is no such thing as “bisexual” on the Kinsey skale. He exclusivly operates with the terms “homo-” and “heterosexual”. So being a “3″ means being “equally heterosexual and homosexual”.

      If you feel like that is what you are – 50% gay + 50% straight – that is fine. I don´t feel as either of those. And I refuse to identify as such.

      3. I´m a human, not a number!

      4. Also being bisexual doesn´t mean to be equally attracted to all geneders. You can prefer one over the others and still be bi. So please don´t tell that only being a “3″ on the scale equals bisexuality.

      5. Kinsey sucks! Or more acurately: It´s a pitty that people still feel the need to refer to his outdated scale as the root of wisdom. Let´s move on.

  17. val says:

    Funny, in my mid 20s, have always dated men and been attracted to them. But lately, I have been attracted to women as well. I guess I am curious, not sure if I am bi (I have not acted on my feelings…yet anyway). It is weird you know, I just never thought that I would ever want to be with another woman…it is confusing to say the least!

  18. telesma says:

    Why would getting married change her sexuality? All getting married means is that she’s committed to one person, just like any heterosexual or homosexual. Just because she’s attracted to either gender doesn’t mean she’s incapable of committment. Nor does it mean that committing to someone makes her sexuality something different than it was.

  19. Miss Beca says:

    By this logic, a closeted homosexual who marries someone of the opposite gender would stop being gay. WTF is WRONG with people? I’m a woman, married to a man, but I’m still attracted to women. Why would my marriage change my feelings and impressions?
    Also, I am a bit offended by the term “self-identifies as bisexual”. It seems accusatory, somehow, like there should or would be anyone else who would identify her as such.

  20. themummy says:

    Why would getting married change her sexuality? I’m bisexual, and have been in long-term relationships with men and women. I ended up marrying a man. That means I’m in a permanent relationship…not that my sexuality itself has changed. That’s illogical. I’m still just as attracted to women as before…but I’ve made a choice to be in the relationship I’m in, with the person I’ve chosen. We don’t choose our sexuality. If I ever got divorced, I would date men or women–whomever it was that I happen to be attracted to and connect it. The ignorance is astounding.

  21. Ruth says:

    Egh dumb question? sexuality is who you are attracted to not who you are doing things with.

  22. LouLou says:

    I’m just glad she ended her poseur goth phase, being the bad girl with black clothes and dating Manson. She seemed pretty dumb. Maybe she can get back to being an interesting actress now.

  23. shabbo says:

    I think bisexual people get a lot of stick. Especially guys, if a guy says hes bisexual but ends up with a male he’s just gay and hadn’t come to terms with it. If he ends up with a girl he’s ‘in the closet’.

    I really like Evan’s to the question and think the ‘so,okay..’ and ‘claims to be bisexual’ are a little rude.

  24. Lee says:

    this is why I love the community here at Celebitchy – I can read the comments on an article like this without having to fear the horrible and gross misunderstandings and ‘opinions’ about bisexuality and without feeling like a need to add or explain anything to anyone. I can barely even do that on most lesbian-focused blogs!

    Just wanted to send you all some appreciation and love.

  25. Carla says:

    I’m glad stars like Anna Paquin and Evan are talking about this, because it’s clearing up one of the major misconceptions about bisexual people. Their orientation doesn’t change when they marry, just like people who are straight or gay. Marriage has nothing to do with it. She has chosen a life partner. That doesn’t mean she is never going to be attracted to men and women again, it just means she chose to be in a marriage with a man. It’s not that complicated. If you are bi, you aren’t straight because you married a guy.

  26. MoxyLady007 says:

    I was afraid to read the comments on this one. I just thought it would attract the trolls if nothing else. Whheewww!

    I agree with almost everything said and I am off to bed with a smile in my heart.

  27. virgivilla says:

    I’m a woman that has only have relationships with men so far, but I think bisexuality is the evolution of human sexuality, or maybe it is the real nature of human sexuality. We should love a person, a human being regardless of their sex or gender, we should not restrain our desires according to what social conventions say is “normal” or “right”.