After months of tabloid speculation, Kristen Stewart's relationship status with Alicia Cargile has been confirmed - by Kristen's own mom. I guess no matter how famous you get, your mom will still be anxious to tell everyone how proud she is of you!
Supportive mom Jules Mann-Stewart, 55, told UK newspaper The Mirror:
"I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her. What’s not to accept? She’s a lovely girl."
Despite the fact that things are getting much better for LGBTQ people in the entertainment industry, there is still a long way to go. Good on Kristen's mom for being one of the good guys and taking her daughter for who she is.
Contrary to the massive amount of speculation in the media, the only word from Kristen herself on the nature of her feelings for former assistant Alicia Cargile was telling Conan O'Brien that their relationship was 'complicated.'
It's no wonder Kristen is cagey with reporters: she is constantly hounded by paparazzi, including this incident where she expertly brushed off a nosy guy trying to get a response out of her re: her sexuality...
Still, looking at pictures of Kristen and Alicia together, they certainly seem very happy. There have even been engagement rumors following the pair since Kristen was spotted wearing a ring on that vital finger in January.
Kristen's cool mom - who also works in Hollywood as a script supervisor - elaborated on her support for Kristen and her girlfriend in the same interview with The Mirror:
"What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy.
She’s my daughter, I’m just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices.
I accept my daughter loves women and men."
It's awesome to see Kristen and Alicia happy together, and extra awesome that Kristen's mom is chill and supportive about their relationship. Let's hope that more parents can follow Jules Stewart's example.