JESSIE J: Bisexuality Was a Phase; I'VE CHANGED AND WANT TO MARRY A MAN

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JESSIE J: Bisexuality Was a Phase; I'VE CHANGED AND WANT TO MARRY A MAN


Byline: Clemmie Moodie's 3am with Ashleigh Rainbird-Deputy 3am Editor and Hannah Hope

WE'RE used to hearing celebrities come out as gay - but brave Jessie J has taken the unusual step of declaring herself straight.

The star, who had previously said she was bisexual, spoke candidly to 3am about her changing sexuality.

"For me, it was a phase," she says. "But I'm not saying bisexuality is a phase for everybody.

"I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of a liar than if I didn't. I just want to be honest, and it's really not a big deal. Who cares?" The 26-year-old singer, who is headlining the UK Live festival this summer, told one fan on Twitter: "I fancy/date/love men and only men."

Brilliantly, she also joked online that "vegetarians eat meat sometimes". When asked about the comment yesterday, she said: "I thought that was quite funny."

We thought so too. But it hasn't been easy for her to speak out, having basically been labelled "gay" since coming out as bisexual back in 2011.

One downmarket newspaper even put the enlightened headline: "Jessie Gay" on its front page.

She says of her past revelations: "I did talk about it, and I was open about it, and I do support being lesbian/gay/ bisexual/ transgender - love who you want.

"That's what I'm doing.

"I don't regret anything I ever said, but I never knew back then that whatever I said became a fact that I couldn't change.

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