Beth Ditto had a boyfriend in highschool regardless of figuring out she was a lesbian.
The Gossip singer determined she would embark on a heterosexual relationship however she couldn’t suppress her homosexual emotions and stored breaking apart with him as a result of she knew she was residing a lie.
Talking on the ‘Homo Sapiens’ podcast, she stated: “I had a highschool boyfriend on the time however I can not inform you what number of instances I broke up with him as a result of I used to be homosexual.”
The 40-year-old music star defined that her boyfriend repeatedly refused to just accept the break up.
She added: “I informed him! I used to be like ‘I can’t do that’, however he was like ‘It’s okay, I can at all times take you again’.”
The pair had been collectively throughout the latter years of highschool, from the ages of 16 to 18, earlier than Beth fled the small Bible belt city of Judsonia, Arkansas.
The punk rock singer moved to Washington, DC in 1999 to start out Gossip with associates earlier than releasing their debut studio album in 2001.
However Ditto additionally claimed that regardless of making it large within the music business, she was by no means affected by the perils of fame and was typically confused in regards to the hostile angle of the massive metropolis.
She informed the podcast: “I used to be simply the quick fats child who was good to all people.”
Beth discovered it obscure why metropolis folks weren’t as heat and welcoming as these from the South had been.
The singer – who ultimately disbanded Gossip to pursue a profession within the vogue business – added: “I didn’t get what folks’s downside was once I moved to the North. I used to be like ‘Okay, there’s a stick up your a** I assume!’”