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Kristen Stewart Comes Out, Says She's 'Really in Love' With Her Girlfriend Alicia Cargile

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The usually guarded movie star is finally opening up about her relationships

Kristen Stewart, currently promoting her Woody Allen flick Cafe Society and the sci-fi movie Equals opposite Nicholas Hoult, finally spoke about her private life: She is very much in love with her girlfriend and former personal assistant, Alicia Cargile.

Stewart recently sat down with the LA Times and chatted about her evolution as a movie star, but continued to skirt questions that required any labels.

"I wouldn't talk about who I [have sex with] and how I [have sex with them] unless I was friends with you. That's weird," Stewart told the LA Times. "But then, at the same time, I've discovered a way to live my life and not feel like I'm hiding at all."

But in the just-released interview Stewart did for Elle UK, she has evidently found the label of "girlfriend" to fit: "I think also right now I'm just really in love with my girlfriend. We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"

Stewart, who has been in the public eye for over 15 years, is normally private about her romantic life, which proved difficult when she was dating Robert Pattinson (the pair did a little film series called Twilight).

"When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn't like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book," Stewart said. "But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I'm so much happier.'"

Indeed, the Still Alice star has decidedly let her guard down in the past few months. She was pictured with singer-actress Stephanie Sokolinski through the streets of Paris this spring. Now, Stewart confirms she has eyes only for Cargile, her on-again-off-again flame.

The actress told Nylon last fall that she hopes we soon get to a point where it doesn't make a difference if a celebrity comes out as straight or gay or otherwise. For the time being, however, Stewart is letting her guard down a little.

"Somehow, as I got older, I reoriented my mind," Stewart continued. "I've gotten better at assessing people's motivations. It's not something I have to overtly think about--what I share and what I don't share. It's a natural thing. Whereas, when I was younger, I was like, 'You're gonna screw me over.' Now I'm like, 'Whatever. You can't.'"

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