Sting’s daughter comes out, slams ‘gender labels’
Eliot Sumner has opened up about her sexuality after revealing she is dating a girl.
The daughter of the musician Sting has opened up about her sexuality for the first time in a recent interview.
Sumner – whose mother is actress and producer Trudie Styler – also revealed she does not identify with a particular gender.
The musician and model – who has been in a relationship with Lucie Von Alten for two years – says she had never felt the need to come out to her parents because “no one had ever asked”.
“They knew already. So I didn’t need to. I’ve never come out to anyone. My friends always knew and I always knew,” she told ES Magazine.
The 25 year old went on to explain that she does not identify with a particular gender, adding: “I don’t believe in any specifications.
“I think forever I was trying to figure out maybe – what I am. But I don’t think anyone should feel pressured to have any kind of label or tag on them.”
“We should treat everybody the same. Me, I don’t like to be put down to a specific thing. We’re all human beings,” she said.
Sumner also discussed her insecurities, saying she had struggled with everything from “sexuality, to the way I looked, to who I was, where I come from.”
She also admitted to feeling added pressure due to her famous heritage.
“I think I’ll always be in the shadow of my parents. But that’s OK. Everyone has a challenge,” she continued.
“If I’m proud of the music I am making, that’s all I can ask for. If I put it out into the world, it’s not up to me any more.”
Eliot released her début album The Constant under the band name I Blame Coco in 2010, and is set to make a return to the charts next year with a new record titled ‘Information’.