Julia Fox reveals she is a lesbian: ‘Apologies to the boys’

Julia Fox reveals she is a lesbian: ‘Apologies to the boys’

Julia Fox has made headlines once again, this time by revealing her sexuality in a candid and somewhat humorous manner. The 34-year-old actress, known for her role in “Uncut Gems,” took to TikTok to share her truth, declaring that she identifies as a lesbian. This revelation comes just days after she disclosed that she has been celibate for over two years.

Fox’s announcement was prompted by a viral TikTok video from user @emgwaciedawgie, who joked about lesbians being in relationships with men. The user said, “I love when I see a lesbian with their boyfriend. It’s like ‘Aww, you hate that man. You literally hate him.’” Fox responded by stitching the video and adding her own commentary. Walking down the street, she said, “Hey, that was me. I was that lesbian. So sorry, boys. Won’t happen again.”

The TikTok community quickly rallied around Fox, flooding the comments with messages of support and congratulations. The original poster even commented, “Did I just facilitate Julia Fox coming out… ily queen.” Fans expressed their happiness for Fox, with one user writing, “I’m so happy for you,” and another adding, “This makes my heart so happy.”

Fox’s journey to this revelation has been a complex one. She was previously married to private pilot Peter Artemiev from 2018 to 2020, and they share a three-year-old son, Valentino. After her marriage ended, Fox briefly dated controversial rapper Kanye West in 2022, during his high-profile divorce from Kim Kardashian. Their relationship lasted less than two months.

In a 2022 interview with Ziwe, Fox hinted at her evolving understanding of her sexuality. “I have some gay bone [in my body] and I need to explore that a little bit more,” she said. “Like, maybe my ex-boyfriends weren’t wrong when they were calling me a lesbian and complaining that I never wanted to have sex with them.”

Fox has been open about her celibacy, which she has maintained for over two years. Earlier this year, she appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and discussed her decision to abstain from sex. “I just think nothing good comes from having sex,” she said, jokingly adding that this included “having children.” When Cohen asked if she missed sex, Fox replied, “No. I think it’s just like getting over anything, smoking, drugs, whatever it may be. Eventually, you just forget, and all that energy you were putting toward sex, you can put toward other things.”

Fox has also tied her celibacy to political and social issues. In a TikTok comment, she linked her decision to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, which had established the constitutional right to abortion. “I’m abstaining from sex because I felt like with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, that if they were gonna take away our rights to our body and our reproductive rights, well, then this is my way of taking them back,” she said on the “Zach Sang Show.” She encouraged other women to consider celibacy as a form of empowerment, adding, “I feel like nothing good ever comes from sex. It’s just always a headache in one way or another, and it’s just not worth it for me.”

Fox’s revelation about her sexuality is not entirely surprising to those who have followed her career and personal life closely. In a cover story with Gay Times in October 2023, she expressed her strong support for the trans community. “As a cis woman, I feel like it’s absolutely my duty to empower and uplift trans voices and try to get people to understand that, trans, non-binary or queer, at the end of the day, we are all human,” she said. “It’s a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart, my best friend in the world [model Richie Shazam] is a trans woman and I was by her side during the transition.”

Fox first gained widespread attention for her role in the 2019 film “Uncut Gems,” which earned her critical acclaim and several award nominations. Her relationship with Kanye West further thrust her into the public eye, but she has since focused on her own projects and personal growth. Most recently, she appeared as a DJ at LadyLand 2024, an annual LGBTQ+ music festival in Brooklyn, where she performed a brief set that included her debut electronic single “Down the Drain.”

Fox’s coming out video has been met with widespread support, both from her fans and the broader LGBTQ+ community. Many have praised her for her honesty and bravery, and her TikTok following has shown overwhelming excitement and encouragement. One fan commented, “After your memoir I saw this coming and I just want to say how happy I am for you,” while another wrote, “Omg yes mother!! I’ve been waiting for this. So proud of you.”

As Fox continues to navigate her personal and professional life, her openness about her sexuality and her decision to remain celibate serve as powerful statements about self-discovery and empowerment. Her journey is a reminder that understanding and embracing one’s true self is a continuous process, and her story resonates with many who are on similar paths.

Source: USA TODAY, HuffPost, Billboard

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