Actress Kelly McGillis, famous for playing Tom’s Cruise’s love interest in the film Top Gun, has come out as a lesbian.

She revealed her sexual orientation in an interview with Shewired.com.

McGillis said her next partner would “definitely be a woman”. “I’m done with the man thing. It’s a part of being true to yourself,” she added. “That’s been a challenge for me personally.”

“I think that was an ongoing process from the time I was probably 12,” she added. “It was a long, arduous journey for me. I had a lot of things happen that convinced me God was punishing me because I was gay. That was a hard process. Life is a freaking journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who, and what you are.”

The twice-married actress, who is currently single, has long been the subject of rumours about her sexuality.