Paris Jackson Says She Doesn’t Consider Herself Bisexual: 'I've Dated More Than Just Men And Women'

Katie O'Malley
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From ELLE

Paris Jackson has opened up about her fluid sexuality, and explained her decision to steer clear of traditional labels defining sexual orientation.

On Tuesday, Jackson released the premiere episode of her Facebook Watch series with boyfriend Gabriel Glenn, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn.

In the teaser, the 23-year-old said that despite having previously had relationships with men and women, she doesn’t identify as bisexual. The star was previously romantically linked to model Cara Delevingne.

‘I wouldn't consider myself bisexual because I've dated more than just men and women,’ Jackson stated. ‘It has nothing to do with what's in your pants. It has nothing to do with what your XY chromosome makeup is, it's literally just what are you like as a person.’

Jackson added that she felt supported by her father, the late Michael Jackson, in her sexual fluidity but following his death in 2009, she felt compelled to ‘withhold’ that part of her life due to her family’s religious beliefs.

‘The first time I came out to a family member they didn't believe me,’ she said.

She added that she ‘never thought’ she would 'end up with a dude', now that she’s in a relationship with Glenn, her bandmate from The Soundflowers.

‘I thought I'd end up marrying a chick,’ she explained. ‘I've dated more women than men.’

One of the most high-profile romantic partners Jackson is rumoured to have had is Delevingne. In 2018, the Carnival Row actor and Jackson were widely believed to be in a relationship for several months. The pair were spotted kissing in public and sharing loving photos of each other on social media.

The singer later revealed that she and the British actress weren't exclusive after rumours came to light that Delevingne had began dating star Ashley Benson.

During the episode, Glenn also shared his memories of meeting girlfriend Jackson for the first time, saying: ‘I wanted to spend every day and every night with her.’

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Opening up about her exploration of music, Jackson said that she often feels a pressure to live up to her family’s success in the music industry.

‘Everyone in my family does music. I mean, I'm a Jackson,’ she said. ‘It makes sense that I'm a musician but like, a Jackson doing folk indie?’

Her manager, Tom Hamilton, discussed Jackson’s fear of failure adding: ‘Paris has these duties to her family's legacy but I feel like that doesn't really deter her from going out on her own and creating her own legacy.

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‘Her father’s legacy is undeniable, and she will always respect that and honour that but that will never be just who she is. She's far beyond the princess of the Jackson family.’

Speaking about her father’s death in 2009, the singer added: ‘It's been 11 years and I've been through hell, whether it was him passing or all the other sh*t I've been through in my life.

‘If I don't talk about it or if I don't let it in my music, it's gonna completely ruin my life and it's gonna own me and I'll be a slave to that kind of pain. I don't want that [sic].’

Jacksons comments come after more than 266,000 people signed a petition calling to stop the release of a new film in which she plays Jesus.

The actress is set to star in Jesus in Habit, an upcoming movie starring Bella Thorne as 'a street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal', according to The Wrap.

An Internet user who goes by the name Vivian N launched the Change.org petition last week and describes the upcoming film as 'Christianophobic garbage'.

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