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Maria Bello comes out in The New York Times, as a modern family

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In a beautiful self-written piece for The New York Times, Maria Bello opened up about her sexuality and redefined a modern family, which began with a candid dialogue between Bello and her 12-year-old son Jackson, as reported by Yahoo on Sunday.

Actress Maria Bello was worried what her son would think when she told him she was in a relationship with Clare, her best friend who is also like a Godmother to Jackson, as detailed in her own words in The New York Times entitled, Coming Out as a Modern Family. But the two-page editorial is more about a family's love than an actress' sexual revelation.

Through a period of self-discovery, which followed several failed relationships, the 46-year-old activist realized she held a “deeper love than the butterflies-in-the-stomach-angst-ridden-love” for Clare, one of Maria Bello’s best friends of a few years.

Taking sex out of the term “partners”, Maria Bello then began to outline the many different life relationships where the word could be placed, and realized the multitude of “partners” she has been fortunate to have, from her mother, to her son and his father, specifically after serious health issues that plagued the celebrity this past summer.

Maria Bello came out, not as a lesbian or bisexual woman, but as a “whatever”, removing a label from her sexuality, and then referred to her family as an “honest” one, rather than simply a modern family, tweeting a holiday photo for Thanksgiving.

Giving thanks for my modern family. Happy thanksgiving for whatever kind of family you have.

Maria Bellow can currently be seen in "Prisoners", released September of 2013.

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