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Top Gun star Kelly McGillis comes out

Jessica Geen April 30, 2009

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.

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