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Amber Heard on Being Out - 'I Will Never Beg for an Easy Classification or Label'

Amber Heard on Being Out - 'I Will Never Beg for an Easy Classification or Label'

'Machete Kills' star Amber Heard discusses her past relationship with a woman.

Actress Amber Heard is making the late-night TV show and magazine interview rounds to promote her latest film Paranoia and the upcoming Machete Kills, but the subject of Heard’s love life continues to pop up. The star of Zombieland, Pineapple Express and the short-lived series The Playboy Club is currently dating Johnny Depp, but before Depp she was in a long-term relationship with a woman, something she continues to be open about in interviews.

“I have had relationships, successful relationships, with men, and I had a great relationship with a wonderful woman,” Heard told The Edit about her relationship with photographer and artist Tasya van Ree. Heard came out at a GLAAD event in 2010 two years into her relationship with van Ree. At the time she said, "Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem. I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you're inadvertently admitting it's wrong. I don't feel like I'm wrong."

That’s a sentiment Heard continues to echo now that she is famously in a relationship with superstar Depp. In her interview with The Edit Heard said that when she and van Ree were together the tabloids pressed her to define her sexuality, something she avoided. “I will never beg for an easy classification or label for that moment in my life, or assume to know what the future holds for me,” Heard told The Edit. “I have always been and always will be just who I am and I will never fake anything for anyone.”

Reflecting on her decision to come out in 2010 Heard said, “I am not ever going to be a person who has a desire to expose myself more than I feel. Being a private person made me want to not expose myself any more than I already had. But I also felt I had a responsibility to not appear to be in hiding. I watched people around me succumb to hiding and hiding denotes shame. I feel, and felt, zero shame. We all love who we love; we don’t choose it.”

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