Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson Comes Out As Bisexual: "I Think It's Empowering"
She's had her love life played out on screen on Geordie Shore, but in fact Marnie has been keeping a secret about her sexuality…
The Geordie lass has revealed in a new interview that she's bisexual - something she realised about a year ago after a sexual encounter with another girl.
She explained to Heat magazine: "When I was 19 I realised I would look at some girls in a different way.
"I've always kissed girls but I don't think I took it seriously until I had an encounter with a girl last year.
"To me, that was different because it was just me and her. It wasn't for any other reason than I wanted to, so it made me think differently."
Marnie - who was engaged to former TOWIE star Ricky Rayment, 25, before splitting ahead of series 12 - explains what the pair got up to: "I wouldn't really class it as sex, but we did things."
Our lass admits she's nervous about having an actual relationship with another girl but it's a 'possibility' for her in the future.
She says revealing her true sexuality is 'empowering' as she's been suffering anxiety about keeping the secret.
She told the mag: "I'm constantly worrying, so (I thought) why don’t I just come out and say it? I think it's empowering."
The Geordie girl adds: "I think it could help other girls as well. Me being honest about my sexuality might make others want to be as well."
Marnie - who's loved-up with co-star Aaron Chalmers, 28, on the show at the moment - has some more exciting news to share as she's just launched her Vivid clothing collection with fashion e-tailer Forever Modo.
She says: "I have had a huge hand in this collection. I am constantly looking at new styles on the internet to send to manufacturers as well as getting samples through.
"If I haven't been happy with anything it has either been shelved or altered. I don’t see the point in launching a collection that I don't particularly like or that I wouldn't wear myself."
- By Sophia Moir
Geordie Shore series 12 airs Tuesdays at 10pm. Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle starts Tuesday, 10th May at 10pm - only on MTV! Marnie's Vivid collection is available at www.forevermodo.com.
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