Jess Glynne: ‘Don’t put a label on my sexuality’

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The singer recently opened up about her sexuality, saying she wants to be honest with her fans.

Jess Glynne has previously spoken of how her debut album was inspired by breaking up with an ex-girlfriend.

However, when the star recently opened up about her sexuality, she claimed she doesn’t want her honesty to mean she is branded as straight, lesbian or bisexual – instead, she wants to avoid labels all together.

Glynne – who says she is proud of her sexuality – said: “I’ve only ever been with one girl in my life and that’s the girl from my album.

“It was hard at the beginning of the relationship, because until then I had only ever gone out with guys. But I am who I am,” she told The Daily Star Sunday.

“I’m never going to put a label on my sexuality and people should never feel uncomfortable about who they love,” she added.

She later explained why she was so honest with fans over her sexuality and the inspiration for her songs.

“I wanted my album to be as honest as possible. I’ve laid all my cards on the table and gave the truth.

“There was never a question of hiding the story behind it.

“I pray one day we get to a point where it’s no longer a thing.”

The Rather Be singer – who is performed at V Festival last weekend – also leant her support to fellow star Jessie J – who faced the wrath of angry fans when she came out as bisexual – before seemingly jumping back in the closet.

Glynne said: “Jessie should be able to go out with whoever she wants.”

Olly Alexander of Years & Years recently said it was “sad” that gay singers aren’t allowed to sing about their same-sex love interests.

He said of his debut album: “It was important for me to get some male pronouns in some of the songs, so I did it for ‘Real’ and ‘Memo’, and then one song on the deluxe.

“It is kind of sad to me that we don’t have gay popstars singing about men using a male pronoun, but that could change hopefully.”