Whao ! Maria Bello comes out in ‘New York Times’ . ’World Trade Center’ actress Maria Bello has revealed that she is gay and has a long-term girlfriend, Clare. Maria Bello has come out as gay and has a girlfriend.In a first-person piece for the New York Times, Maria Bello explains and explores her search for love.
Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and singer, who has appeared in the movies Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), and The Jane Austen Book Club (2007). In television, she is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama, ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox TV series, Touch, alongside Kiefer Sutherland, in 2013.
She identifies her as “Clare.” The Hollywood Reporter says she’s Clare Munn, chairman of the new media company The Communication Group.
Writes Maria Bello, “What had I been waiting for all of these years? She is the person I like being with the most, the one with whom I am most myself.”
When she realized how she felt, she told Clare and they “began the long, painful, wonderful process of trying to figure out what our relationship was supposed to be.”
When she told her son, from her relationship with TV producer Dan McDermott, she was concerned at how he would react.
“He looked at me for what seemed like an eternity and then broke into a huge, warm smile. ‘Mom, love is love, whatever you are,’ he said with wisdom beyond his years,” she wrote.
Maria Bello, says she has two partners in her life: Clare and Dan McDermott, a TV executive with whom she had Jackson in 2001. She says “Jack, Clare, Dan and I” have dinner together “almost every night. … Mostly the four of us laugh a lot together.” Jackson, who is a fan of ABC’s Modern Family, says they have their own version. And, writes Bello, “I love our modern family.”