EXCLUSIVE: Maria Bello Talks 'Fluid Relationships' After News of Her Boyfriend Breaks

by Antoinette Bueno 1:54 PM PDT, March 25, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Maria Bello Talks 'Fluid Relationships' After News of Her Boyfriend Breaks

Maria Bello is perfectly content when it comes to her love life.

ET chatted with the 48-year-old actress at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Gala on Thursday night, where she said she's currently in "a good place." Earlier this week, ET confirmed that the A History of Violence star broke up with her longtime girlfriend, Clare Munn, and is now dating 29-year-old actor Elijah Allan-Blitz.

"Relationships are so fluid and I'm lucky to live in a world and have a family that inspires that in me," Bello told ET when asked about her new relationship, also referencing her 2015 book, Whatever ... Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves. "To live every day and understand that relationships can go from friends to lovers, to friends again, and I'm just in a good place."

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"I'm really happy," she added.

In November 2013, Bello made headlines when she wrote an essay called Coming Out as a Modern Family for The New York Times, in which she described telling her then 12-year-old son, Jackson, that she had fallen in love with Munn, referring to her as her "best friend" at the time.

Interestingly enough, Allan-Blitz appears to also have been a mutual friend of both Bello and Munn prior to taking his relationship with the Coyote Ugly actress to the next level.

"Two of my favorite beings on this planet @officialmariabello and @claremunn at the #HRC gala," Allan-Blitz captioned an Instagram pic in March 2015.

Bello refrained from constricting her sexual preferences when ET caught up with her earlier this month at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner to honor producer Nina Jacobson.

"I'm a whatever," the actress said. "I think sexuality in general [wasn't] really talked about before, and the millennial generation, this generation, is quite different. Now I think it's on Facebook or There's 52 things you can modify for your sexual preferences. So, instead of going through 52 of them, I just say I'm a whatever, whatever it is. Love is love."

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Watch the video below to revisit ET's interview with Bello last April about her book, when she described coming out to her son and opened up about her experience battling bipolar disorder.