American women Basketball player Sue Bird is quite famous for her basketball career as she has shown herself through individually and collectively honors. Her incredible collection cabinet includes four Olympic gold medals and two WNBA championship title. In fact, Sue is mostly famous for her professional life than her personal life. Besides her career, if we look at her personal life she is no stranger to rumors and speculation. She has been rumored to be gay and she couldn’t help herself from speculation surrounding her relationship.Finally, Sue Bird has spoken about her sexual preference and it turns out past gay/lesbian rumors on her are true. Furthermore, Sue’s secret dating life is no more secret as she has a partner in girlfriend. Well, with no further delay, let’s know more about Sue Bird.
Sue Bird is a gay person and she has a girlfriend
Sue Bird has no more secret to hold as she finally opens about her personal life. In an interview with ESPN Sue came out as a gay. She may have been harsh on fans for holding on for so long, but friends and family close to her already knew. In fact, they knew about it in 2002 not long after she was drafted as the first pick in 2002 WNBA draft. Alongside her sexuality, she opened about her relationship and she has a girlfriend. The person is no other than famous American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.
Caption: Megan Rapinoe watching her girlfriend Sue Bird playing for Seattle Storm as she destroys opponent
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As Sue publicly opens about herself in the interview:
“I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend. … These aren’t secrets to people who know me, I don’t feel like I’ve not lived my life. I think people have this assumption that if you’re not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it’s this secret. That was never the case for me.”
She further said that she could have come out earlier but time wasn’t right for her.
“It’s happening when it’s happening because that’s what feels right. So even though I understand there are people who think I should have done it sooner, it wasn’t right for me at the time. I have to be true to that. It’s my journey.”
Past rumors and relationship
If we try to look Sue Bird as any normal person then we will find a loving person who cares for people closer to her. It’s a completely surprise to us that she recently opened about her personal life.It’s unlike, her past where she has kept all details to herself and left curious fans hanging and wanting to know more about her.
For the question, if Sue had any relationship in past? Well, there were none. In fact, she is never married or so no husband at all. However, she was linked with Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter in 2oo2. Sue didn’t take long to falsify the rumors which she did in an interview.
Caption: Basketball player Sue Bird and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter attending ESPYS award
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In past, there was speculation regarding her sexuality too.First of all, she was single as she has never been in a relationship with men. Secondly, she wasn’t happy when basketball player Nate Robinson disrespected lesbian players in WNBA as he wrote;
‘Most WNBA players are ugly lesbians’
In fact, Sue Bird has her own answers to the post which shows she is supportive when it comes to someone like herself,
As for now, Sue Bird is an openly gay person who is in a relationship with girlfriend Megan Rapinoe.
Little Bit on Girlfriend Megan Rapinoe
Meegan Rapinoe who is currently confirmed as Sue’s dating partner is an American soccer player. Like Sue, Rapinoe has her own achievement in American soccer history. Currently, 32, Rapinoe has a height of 5ft 5in(1.68). Rapinoe can play as midfielder or winger. If we look at the list of achievement in Rapinoe career she has an impressive one. She helped U.S. win gold at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, and silver at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.As for Rapinoe, she came out as gay in an interview with out.com in 2012.