Kesha opens up on bisexuality and her open relationship with her boyfriend

Lily Wakefield November 10, 2019
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Kesha said her relationship with her boyfriend is not monogamous. (Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

Kesha has opened up about being bisexual in the music industry and has revealed that her relationship with her boyfriend is non-monogamous.

She said in an interview with Attitude that she’s never hidden her sexuality, but also never felt the need to have a coming out moment so it has often been overlooked.

She said: “I never hid [my bisexuality] from anybody. I never had a moment of feeling I had to come out about it.

“It was always there. I think I had a conversation with a gay magazine in the US and they just asked me, ‘Oh, are you bisexual?’ and I was like, ‘Obviously!'”

She added: “I have always been attracted to the soul behind a person’s eyes. It has never occurred to me to care about a specific gender, or how someone is identifying, to make me wonder about whether or not I’m attracted to them.”

Kesha has been with her boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter for six years, and she said that she has never been “caught by the paparazzi” when dating women because people assume that her relationship is monogamous.

Kesha and Brad Ashenfelter at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (John Shearer/BBMA18/Getty)

She said: “He’s a sweetheart, but he also lets me be me. I’ll call him and be like: ‘I had fun tonight, I met a sweet girl and we had a really good time.’ And he’ll say: ‘Cool babe, I love you.’ It’s so nice.

“I have both male and female energies and so does he. He understands that me being attracted to a woman has nothing to do with my attraction for him.

“He knows that I’m just a wild spirit that needs to run free, and that I always come back to the barn for apples from my boy!”

The singer said she would be releasing a new song song soon called ‘Kinky’ in which she would explore her relationship.

She added: “It’s about how everything is fine as long as we’re honest with each other.

“That’s the understanding we have, a ‘kinky understanding’ is what it’s called. As long as there are no secrets, no lies, no hiding anything, let’s just have fun!”

Last year, Kesha helped a lesbian fan propose to her girlfriend on stage at a show. She is also an ordained minister and has married both straight and LGBT+ couples. 

More: bisexual, Kesha, non-monogamy, open relationship, polyamory

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