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“Top Gun” Star Confirms She’s Gay

April 30th, 2009 Posted in Celebrity Gossip

Reported by USMagazine

After years of rumors, “Top Gun” star Kelly McGillis wants to set the record straight: Yes, she’s gay.

Asked by lesbian Web site Shewire.com if she was looking to date a man or woman, the single star, 51, said, “Definitely a woman. I’m done with the man thing.”

McGillis — who is twice divorced and has two teenage daughters — said coming to terms with her sexuality was “an ongoing process from the time I was probably 12.”

“It was a long, arduous journey for me,” she went on. “I had a lot of things happen that convinced me that God was punishing me because I was gay. That was a hard process.”

“Life is a freaking journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who you are,” added the actress, who had a guest role on Showtime’s lesbian drama

“The L Word” last year.

At 51, McGillis says, “I’m starting my life in a whole different phase.”

“I love acting,” she said, “but I don’t want to do it at the point of losing who I really am.”

Proof: She won’t even dye her hair!

Says the actress, “Whenever I get an offer, they ask me to dye my hair, and I just won’t.”

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