Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Her Love Life: 'I'm Not Ashamed and I'm Not Confused'

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Kristen Stewart
has nothing to hide! Though the 26-year-old actress is notoriously private, she is currently in a committed relationship with girlfriend Alicia Cargile, and she doesn’t care who knows it.

As one of the stars featured in Elle magazine’s “Women in Hollywood” issue, Stewart got candid about her love life, saying, “I’m not ashamed and I’m not confused.”

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The Twilight alum, who had a widely publicized romance with her former co-star Robert Pattinson, added, “Things have changed. And not just with me – we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance and be awesome.”

Though the actress remained tight-lipped about her romance with Cargile early on, she has since been outspoken about their relationship.

“I think also right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend,” she told Elle UK in July. “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’”

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Stewart is one of eight actresses, including Lupita Nyong’o, Felicity Jones, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Kathy Bates, Aja Naomi King, and Helen Mirren, awarded their own Elle cover this month for the annual issue.

Five-time Oscar nominee Adams opened up about her struggle early in her career to land roles.

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“I wasn’t working, and I wasn’t happy,” she said of her 20s. “I kept trying different acting techniques, like, I’d try to act like the actresses who were getting hired. I thought maybe then I’d get a job. I spent the majority of my twenties trying to figure out who I was and where I fit in, not just in Hollywood, but also in the world. It took me a long time to sort of find my own voice.”

For more on Stewart’s relationship, watch the clip below!