Who is Julie Bowen's partner? Modern Family actor reveals that she was 'once in love with a woman'

'She liked women but she didn’t like me in that way,' remarked Bowen about the woman she had fallen in love with

Who is Julie Bowen's partner? Modern Family actor reveals that she was 'once in love with a woman'
Julie Bowen reveals she once held unrequited feelings for a woman (Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA:  'Modern Family' star Julie Bowen recently revealed that she once fell in love with a woman, while also maintaining that she is a heterosexual woman. However, her love for the unnamed woman went unrequited.

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In a recent episode of her podcast 'Quitters,' the Primetime Emmy Award winning actress said, "I’m straight. I’ve always been straight. I was in love with a woman for a while but she didn’t love me back." The 52-year-old continued, "She liked women but she didn’t like me in that way. It never really took off so I never really had to challenge my concept of my sexuality."

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Actress Julie Bowen attends the 67th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25720_001
Actress Julie Bowen attends the 67th Emmy Awards (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA)

Bowen's revelations came after her podcast guest Becca Tilley of 'Bachelor' fame spoke about her own experiences coming out, reports Page Six. Tilley, who is currently dating Hayley Kiyoko mentioned how "stressful" it was to come out, especially after appearing on two seasons of 'Bachelor.' She said to Bowen, "I'm just attracted to people. I hope that one day people don’t have to come out, because it causes a lot of stresses and weight added. Life is already really hard, falling in love should just be a natural, beautiful thing people shouldn’t have to explain to anybody."

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During the course of their conversation, Bowen remarked how people are often asked by others to "identify themselves." This, she explains, is almost always a question on a person's sexual preference "in the bedroom." The actor, most popular for her role as Claire Dunphy, also noted, "What you do with your body should not be the first thing we know about people or care about, its your business. Like you said, I hope people don’t always have to come out." It was then that she also revealed of her attraction towards a woman in the past, but added that nothing came out of it so she never really had to "challenge [her] concept of [her] sexuality."

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On the personal front, Bowen separated from her husband of 13 years, Scott Phillips in 2018. The couple share three children, Oliver, 15, and twins John and Gustav aged 13. She had once jokingly stated that she would "come out of [dating] retirement for Harry Styles."

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