Bella Thorne first came out as LGBTQ+ back in 2016, when she shared a photo of her kissing a girl on Snapchat. When a fan asked if she was bisexual, she replied to the tweet with, "Yes." Since then, she's spoken out about how she lost Hollywood roles because of her sexuality, and even helped a fan come out as bisexual by kissing her for a photo.
Now, in a super candid interview with Good Morning America, Bella has said she identifies as pansexual.
"I'm actually pansexual and I didn't know that. Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is," she said. "You like what you like. Doesn't have to be a girl or a guy, or a he or she, or they, or this or that. It's literally you like personality. You just like a being."
Pansexuality has recently become a lot more visible, with celebrities like Janelle Monae and Miley Cyrus publicly identifying this way. It simply means being attracted to someone regardless of their gender identity. This differs from bisexuality, which is where someone is attracted to more than one gender.
Bella received a lot of love and support from fans after saying she was bisexual in 2016, shortly after splitting up with actor Gregg Sulkin.
In January this year, Bella sat down with Gay Times to talk about all the bullshit she's faced in her career since speaking openly about being LGBTQ+. "There was someone who, right after I came out, canceled my audition," she said. "You can just tell by the way that people act differently around you, the way they treat you differently, the way that they look at you or the way that they tiptoe around certain subjects because they're walking on eggshells," she added.
Then in June, model Jazz Egger shared a picture of her kissing Bella on Instagram to her 43,000 followers. She wrote, "happy pride! #comingout." The three hearts in pink, blue, and purple in her caption are the colors of the bisexual flag.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.