The actress reveals the truth about her best friend.

Maria Bello

Maria Bello all bundled up with a hat and sunglasses in Soho, New York. Image via Zimbio

The Coyote Ugly actress, Maria Bello,wrote a piece in the New York Times where she explains coming out to her 12 year old son: “I was with someone romantically and I hadn’t told him. I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son,” she says. Even though she thought she found her soul mate twice, in two different men, it was a woman that stole her heart indefinitely. The Prime Suspect blonde continues: “My feelings for Clare aren’t the same as the butterflies-in-the-stomach, angst-ridden love I have felt before; they are much deeper than that”. Maris’s son, as well as her parents, were all open minded about her sexual orientation. The actress ends her piece: “So I would like to consider myself a “whatever,” as Jackson said. Whomever I love, however I love them, whether they sleep in my bed or not, or whether I do homework with them or share a child with them, “love is love.” And I love our modern family.”

Maria Bello poses for a magazine.

Maria Bello poses for a magazine. Image via Pintaw

The 46 year old The Prisoners actress admits that she knew her coming out will affect everyone around her, but thought it was the right thing to do. She also mentions that she keeps a close relationship with her son’s father, as well as her last boyfriend, whom she shares a passion for activism with.