Stacy London Of ‘What Not To Wear’ Is In A Lesbian Relationship And OMG

“So I used to date men. Now I date her.”

Don’t pass out, but Stacy London of “What Not to Wear” fame just came out as LGBTQ and confirmed that, yes, she is in a lesbian relationship. Okay, you can pass out now.

Rumors about London’s sexuality and relationship status have been floating around ever since photos of her with a “hot butch girlfriend” surfaced on social media. In the words of the viral tweet: “So no one was gonna tell me that Stacy from ‘What Not to Wear’ is gay and has a hot butch girlfriend?”

London addressed the rumors with an Instagram post on Tuesday morning. She confirmed that she is in her “first serious relationship with a woman” and identified the woman as Cat Yezbak, a musician and hot sauce connoisseur (according to her Instagram bio).

The two have been dating for over a year, but London kept their relationship under wraps until now. She explained, “I want to be clear here that with Cat I felt I owed us the chance to be private since this is my first serious relationship with a woman and I’m sure there will be some hoo ha about that. But I would never hide her out of shame.”

London also paid homage to the LGBTQ predecessors who paved the way for her to be able to so seamlessly transition into a same-sex relationship.

“I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY,” she wrote.

In short, she says: “So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say.”

She also blessed us with a series of frankly way too adorable photos of her and Yezbak together.

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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. 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. Some of you may have guessed that already. 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. But I want to be clear here that with Cat I felt I owed us the chance to be private since this is my first serious relationship with a woman and I’m sure there will be some hoo ha about that. But I would never hide her out of shame. 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. I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY. It’s one thing to SAY Love is Love. It’s another thing to say Love is Passion and Devotion and Sex and mean it without shame or prejudice when talking about the same sex. So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I am wishing you the best of everything this coming year. Bring it 2020. Let’s go. (AND ALSO: any awful comments will be deleted immediately. My account will not tolerate hate of any kind.)

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Welcome to the club, Stacy!

 


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