Happily Married and Still Bisexual: Anna Paquin & Evan Rachel Woods

They both publicly asserted their bisexuality… and then married men. ButTrue Blood stars Anna Paquin and Evan Rachel Wood want the world to know that their happy “hetero” marriages don’t change their sexuality.

It’s odd that this even has to be addressed, but some fans of theirs don’t seem to understand that bisexuality isn’t always “gateway to gay” — that people who identify as bisexual can be happy in straight relationships.

“Honestly not trying to be an ass. Just trying to understand,” one Twitter fan asked Evan on October 31, the day after she married Jamie Bell. “Does this mean you are not bi anymore? How does that work?”

Evan’s response was short and sweet. “No,” she tweeted, “it just means I am not single anymore.”

And Anna Paquin was just as articulate. “I am a happily married woman, and I married a man,” she tells Red, referring to husband Stephen Moyer. “I don’t think that negates that aspect of my life, but obviously I wouldn’t be with my husband if I didn’t want to be married to a man.”

She elaborates: “Some people find it odd that you can identify with a sexual orientation that is not straight and yet be married to someone of the opposite sex. They’re like, ‘Obviously it’s not real if you’re married to a dude.’ But that’s not my problem. I’m like, ‘Okay, if that’s how you feel, there’s nothing I can do about it. I’m just living my life.’” (Wetpaint)

I can see how some people may be confused or think that these women or no longer ‘gay’, but I think people forget they have never claimed to be ‘gay’ (to my knowledge anyway) but bisexual.  Of course it’s something you can never truly understand unless you are living it!!  What are your thoughts on these two and their marriages?