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“I Would Start To Get Depressed": Sara Gilbert Speaks On How She Realized She Was Gay While Dating Her Former Co-Star

Date May 20, 2019

Actress and talk show host Sara Gilbert is opening up about how she came out as a lesbian thanks to her former boyfriend, Johnny Galecki. It was at that time when the actress realized she was attracted to representatives of the same sex.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sara is out 

News that Roseanne alum is a lesbian was revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Los Angeles. Like so many other celebrities in Hollywood, Sara’s sexuality was previously an open secret.

When asked if she thought coming out in a talk show forum was easier than on a scripted show, Sara said:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This is a whole new world for me. I’m not an expert on this, or I don’t analyze these things. I’m just sort of living my life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Talk co-host also said she doesn’t ever really think of things as out or in. She added:

I just think I am who I am, and when topics come up that are appropriate, I’ll talk about them and share when it seems right.

Her sexuality

Sara had a bit of fear after she came out as a lesbian. Speaking about her sexuality on The Talk‘s 'secret' week, the former child star said: 

I want people to know there can still be a struggle with it and that’s okay. It’s a process and there can be a part of you that doesn’t want to feel different or feel scared.

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The Talk co-host thanked her ex-boyfriend and former Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki for helping her come to terms with her sexuality.

I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him. And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed. Eventually I told him I thought it was about my sexuality and he was super sweet about it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Roseanne actress began dating an older woman, who was well known, and The Big Bang Theory star kept the secret.

She is married

Sara and her partner, Linda Perry, are such a lovely couple. Their PDA-filled romance can make you fall in love. 

She confirmed her relationship with the former music producer and 4 Non Blondes frontwoman. The couple got married, and Sara had their first child, son Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sara already has two children from her previous relationship with television producer Allison Adler. 

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After nearly a decade together, Sara and Linda’s love is going strong.

Bravo to Sara for being brave and open about her sexuality. Do you think coming out as a lesbian will have any effect on her career?