Tatum O’Neal: I’ve Been “Dating Mostly Women Recently”

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Tatum O’Neal reveals in a new interview that she’s dating women now.

The actress makes the admission while opening up about her sexuality to People, saying she’s not opposed to dating both men and women. “I’m not one or the other,” says O’Neal, adding, “I like women. I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.”

Of her attraction to females, O’Neal says women are “the most amazing creatures on Earth.” She adds, “They’re gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I’ve recently met.” But the star doesn’t currently have a girlfriend. “I don’t have a steady right now, but I look forward to it,” she tells People.

The actress, who has three children with ex-husband John McEnroe, also says that she’s now sober after battling drug addiction for several decades. “I’m the most content I’ve ever been,” says O’Neal, whose interview was part of a larger feature on her relationship with their son Kevin. She tells the magazine, “I’m the proudest mother in the history of the world.”

Kevin’s new novel, Our Town, is a fictional account of O’Neal’s mother, Joanna Moore, struggling with her own drug problem, which helped him to understand that addiction “wasn’t a choice.” “There’s definitely this sense when you are young, that you’re choosing [addiction] over us and I think real forgiveness came when I realized this wasn’t the case,” he says. What do you think of the family’s admissions?


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