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Kristen Stewart Says It ‘Seemed Important’ for Her to Come Out

“I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me,” actress says

Kristen Stewart publicly came out last year, and in a recent interview the actress explained that it’s because she felt it “seemed important and topical.”

“Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me,” Stewart said in an interview with The London Sunday Times. “It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves.”

She explained that the decision to talk about her personal life publicly was a departure from her previous desire to keep those things private, namely when she was dating her “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson followed by her affair with “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders.

“If it didn’t seem like a relevant topic, like something that needed help, I would have kept my life private forever,” she said. “When I was dating Rob, the public was the enemy — and that is no way to live. It wasn’t this grand statement, ‘I was so confused! Now I’ve realized who I am!’ I have not been struggling.”

The actress joked about her sexuality while hosting “Saturday Night Live” last month in a monologue that also mocked President Trump.

“I’m a little nervous to be hosting because I know the president’s probably watching. I don’t think he likes me that much,” Stewart said. “Here’s how I know: four years ago I was dating this guy named Rob. Robert. We broke up and then we got back together, and for some reason it made Donald Trump go insane.”

“Here’s what he actually tweeted, and this is real: ‘Robert Pattinson should not date Kristen Stewart because she cheated on him like a dog and will do it again. Just watch. You can do so much better,'” she said, pointing out that the President has tweeted about her love life 11 times over the years.

“So yeah, that is crazy, right? The president is not a huge fan of me,” she said. “But that is so OK.

“And Donald, if you didn’t like me before, you’re really probably not going to like me now. Because I’m hosting ‘SNL’ and I’m like so gay, dude.”