11/19/2013 06:01 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Michelle Rodriguez Reveals Why She Came Out As Bisexual

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If you have been wondering why Michelle Rodriguez recently came out about being bisexual, the answer is really quite simple.

Latina magazine asked Rodriguez why she decided to come out as bisexual now, after all these years.

"I’m getting older," the actress reasoned, when asked about opening up today, despite how private she has been in the past. "Eventually it’s going to wrinkle up and I’m not going to be able to use it. I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens."

Last month during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the former "Avatar" star addressed the gay rumors that have surrounded her since 2006, the year she was romantically linked to her "BloodRayne" co-star, Kristianna Loken. In the years following those rumors, she said she'd do a sex tape if she wanted to share details about her sex life with the world; but in her EW interview, she was apparently willing to be direct about her sexuality.

"I've gone both ways," she told EW. "I do as I please. I am too f--king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks."

In 2007, Rodriguez discussed her apparent discomfort with the idea of coming out after she was unwittingly put on the cover of lesbian magazine Curve (which many took as her way of saying she was gay).

"There are certain things that can close doors between a celebrity and certain audiences," she told Curve magazine. "If I were Ellen [DeGeneres] I may get away with the 'I'm gay' level of exposure, but I'm not a comedian, I like men (real ones anyway) and I've only been in this business for seven years, not 20."

Other celebrities have had memorable, albeit subtle, coming-out moments this year, including Raven-Symone and Wentworth Miller. While Symone chose to address her sexuality by applauding the approval of same-sex marriage legislation, Miller announced he is gay when he rejected an invitation to Russia due to that country's abuse of equal rights.



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