'What Not to Wear' host Stacy London reveals she's 'dating a woman', refuses to 'parade her on social media'
Stacy London confirmed her relationship status even before 2020 started!
The 50-year-old took to Instagram to reveal that she is dating a woman after a Twitter user had posted about it. The social media user had written, "so no one was gonna tell me that Stacy from what not to wear is gay and has a hot butch girlfriend?"
London then addressed the rumor and responded by saying, "NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT… I may as well address all the stuff I hear floating around out there. 2019 has been a crazy year for lots of reasons. This 1st year of coping with grief and a lot of unforeseen health issues was, at times, such a truly dark place to be."
The 'What Not to Wear' alum further added that she has been dating Cat Yezbak who is the co-CEO of Small Beautiful Things in NYC for more than a year: "But as with most of life, there has been such incredible joy as well and the person most responsible for that is @catyezbak, who is my girlfriend and has been for over a year," she continued.
This is the first time that London has publicly addressed her relationship. She explained, "All my friends and family know her well. I haven’t paraded her around on social media for several reasons: 1) I’ve had public relationships before and I don’t love that."
"2) It’s really easy for me, a privileged white woman who is 50, to suddenly say ‘I’m dating a woman’ with very few repercussions and I am well aware of that. Unlike me, there are countless people in the LGBTQIAP community who have had no choice in who they are, no love from family on which to lean, no support from anyone anywhere," she added.
She also shared that the couple did deserve some privacy given that this is her first serious relationship with a woman. She added that she had a feeling that "there will be some hoo-ha about. But I would never hide her out of shame."