Bella Thorne is a young superstar who has achieved success in different areas as an entertainer. Many see her as a singer, while to others, she is a movie actress and to the rest, she is a model and writer. At 21, she has featured in over 30 films, several Television shows, recorded single soundtracks, authored three books, and has appeared in several adverts.
With over 20 million followers on her Instagram page, she is a social media influencer. However, she has also been in the limelight not just for her talents but also for her complicated sexuality as the starlet has transited from being straight, lesbian to finally coming out as a pansexual.
Bella Thorne Came Out as a Bisexual in 2016
Bella took the bold step of making known her sexual orientation in August of 2016 when she came out as bisexual. It is usually rare for people who are bisexuals to admit to it openly, but Bella made her sexuality known back then casually without caring what the consequences will be.
An edition of Teen Vogue published within that period commended her for the way she revealed her sexuality. Bella’s approach was praised for being a different approach as she did not make a grand announcement or conduct a high profile interview to bare the facts to the public, rather she simply responded ‘Yes’ to a question posed to her about whether she was a lesbian on Twitter.
Fans of the actress were very supportive of her revelation and applauded her boldness to speak up about being bisexual. Her actions were seen as a move in the direction of making the world a safer and more comfortable place for the LGBT community. Bella Thorne has also been a long-term supporter of the LGBT community and her revelations further integrated her into their sphere. She also went on to advise a fan who was skeptical about being transgender. Bella replied, ”Whatever makes YOU happy my love” and ended with ‘#doyou’.
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) April 23, 2016
The Switch from a Lesbian to Being Pansexual
After a couple of years of identifying as a bisexual, Bella Thorne realized there was something not just right with the sexuality she was identifying with. According to the filmstar, someone whom she did not identify had to explain things better to her before she finally realized who she really was.
Armed with the new knowledge, Thorne who is famous for being outspoken identified herself as being pansexual. The actress went on to add that as a pansexual she is attracted mainly to a person’s personality, not necessarily their body. Which means you like someone for the qualities they have and not for being a male or female. The actress made this newfound discovery about her sexuality on the Good Morning America show in July 2019.
The Starlet has Spoken Up About Being Sexually Abused as a Child
Bella has also revealed a part of her childhood experience which has haunted her. The actress who was born to Tamara Thorne, a bestselling American horror writer, and Delancey Reinaldo “Rey” Thorne had quite a turbulent childhood. She lost her father at age 10 in a car accident in 2007 and with that, Bella had to struggle with dyslexia. People diagnosed with such an ailment find it very difficult to read and write which was Thorne’s predicament as a student and she was bullied most of the time back then.
However, the shocking ordeal she made known to the public in January 2018 was the fact that she has also been sexually abused as a young child. According to the actress, her abuser would often creep into her room at night to sexually molest her. It became a routine that continued till she was 14 when she mustered the courage to lock her room door and sit close to it all night. According to her, she lost all sense of right or wrong back then as she was beginning to see the abuse as normal. She initially did not realize what the person was doing was wrong as they were all living under the same roof. However, she is yet to reveal the identity of her abuser.
Belle as a writer has also penned down her experiences in a book entitled “Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray.” She revealed her struggles there including the sexual molestation she had to endure as a child. The book was published in 2020 by Rare Bird Books.
Bella Thorne has Dated Both Men & Women
The actress and singer seems to have made the headlines more over her relationship life than her career – she has been rumored to have had more than a dozen past relationships mostly with her fellow celebrities. One of her notable entanglement was with most Mod Sun, the rapper and rock musician whom she started dating in October 2017. They had a steady relationship for a couple of months until Thorne found out he was signed up on the Badoo dating site in June 2018 and ended her relationship with him.
Before the short-lived romance with Mod Sun, Bella was alleged to have dated a host of men including late Lil Peep, Gregg Sulkin, Scott Disick, Charlie Puth, Brandon Lee, Tyler Posey, and Chandler Parsons among others. Most of her flings and affairs were quite brief lasting for only a couple of months.
It was also gathered that Bella was in a relationship with Tana Mongeau during the time she was dating Mod Sun. Tana is notable as a social media influencer and musician with some very interesting soundtracks including Hefner, which was her debut single released in November of 2017 featuring Bella Throne in the video. The love-struck pair were together from September 2017 to February 2019 and to date, it is one of the longest relationships Thorne has been committed to.
After their break up, it was in the news that the starlet started a relationship with the singer, Benjamin Moscolo in April 2019. Moscoso later announced their relationship on Instagram by posting their picture in June 2019 and since then they have been flooding their timelines with loved-up pictures.