Despite her recent and surprising feud with ex Tana Mongeau, Bella Thorne is focused upon promoting her new book.
While making the rounds with the media, she is delving into a number of topics, including challenges that she has overcome.
The 22-year-old actress, author, and model is also coming out as pansexual. Take a look:
Bella Thorne is making the rounds to promote her new book, Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental DIsarray.
Among other things, Bella has opened up about her sexuality.
She's not merely addressing the overtly salacious nature of so many of her images and so much of the media that she puts out to the world.
She is also opening up about her sexual orientation.
Bella had previously come out as bisexual, but now she says that she has found a level that she feels is a better fit.
"I’m actually a pansexual," Bella reveals on Good Morning America. "And I didn’t know that."
Labels are complicated, and Bella is young. It's not always easy to find the perfect label to describe your identity.
"Somebody explained to me very thoroughly what that is," she shares.
"You like beings," Bella explains. "You like what you like."
There is no shortage of folks who identify as pan, including celebrities like Brandon Urie, Miley Cyrus, and Janelle Monae.
"Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know," Bella explains.
She then switches to an array of pronouns: "a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being," she adds.
"It doesn’t really matter what’s going on, over there," Bella clarifies.
"If I just like it," she says. "I like it!"
Bella casually came out as bi in 2016, and many would point out that Bella could use the exact same definition to explain being bi. And they're right.
But personal labels are a personal choice. For some, whether to identify as pan or bi comes down to which Pride flag you prefer.
In the autumn of 2018, Bella became part of a throuple with boyfriend Mod Sun and girlfriend Tana Mongeau.
She and Tana broke up amicably earlier this year. Months later, she had a much more contentious breakup with Mod Sun.
Not all polyamorous relationships end with police being called, but unfortunately, this one did.
Now, Bella is in a relationship with an Italian singer, Benjamin Mascolo.
Please note that her sexual orientation does not require that she date multiple people at once.
Straight or gay people can be polyamorous if they like, and pan folks can be monogamous.
Bella also touched upon a much more grim topic of conversation.
She spoke of growing up as a victim of sexual molestation.
To her, Bella explains, it was a daily occurrence. Despite the trauma involved, she did not fully understand the horror of what was happening to her.
Bella herself mustered incredible courage to put a stop to it in her early teens.
We are so sorry that Bella had to endure evil at such a young age. We long for a society that better protects its most vulnerable citizens.