The Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who came out as a gay in 2012, will now be known as Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird’s girlfriend, as Bird has mentioned Rapinoe as her love interest in a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com.
In the interview that went online Thursday, thirty-six-years old Sue Bird also talked about her sexuality with Mechelle Voepel. She said-
“I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend. ... These aren’t secrets to people who know me. I don’t feel like I’ve not lived my life. I think people have this assumption that if you’re not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it’s this secret. That was never the case for me.”
At the time of the announcement, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time WNBA champ, Bird explained-
“It’s happening when it’s happening because that’s what feels right. So even though I understand there are people who think I should have done it sooner, it wasn’t right for me at the time. I have to be true to that. It’s my journey.”
Likewise, Rapinoe said-
“I joke she is my No. 1 go-to-for-advice person. She’s just so levelheaded.”
Rapinoe met Bird last year at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Sue Bird opened up about her sexuality to her family in 2002, shortly after she began her professional career. The people around her knew about her sexual orientation before this interview.
Rapinoe was previously engaged to singer-songwriter, Sera Cahoone in August 2015. The US soccer star Rapinoe took no time to share the news via Instagram by sharing a picture, where she flaunted her engagement ring while kissing her lover. In the caption, Rapinoe wrote-
“This little lady's getting married ??????”
Despite having different professional backgrounds, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird make a great pair. The way Rapinoe flaunted her love towards her partner through social media; it comes across that she would not delay getting married to her lesbian love interest.
Well, the news about Rapinoe’s dating affair with Sue bird has surprised many of us who thought that Rapinoe would enjoy a husband and wife relationship with her fiancé Sera Cahoone.
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