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What Not to Wear host Stacy London comes out in Instagram post about her first girlfriend

Stacy London's post announcing her relationship with Cat Yezbak
Stacy London's post announcing her relationship with Cat YezbakPhoto: Instagram/screenshot

Fashion expert and TV host Stacy London just announced on social media that she has been in a relationship for a year with another woman – her first same-sex relationship.

London has made numerous TV appearances over the last two decades as a fashion reporter on shows like Access Hollywood and the Today Show, but she is perhaps best known for co-hosting What Not to Wear on TLC from 2003 to 2013.

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Earlier this week, London wrote in an Instagram post that she is in a relationship with musician Cat Yezbak.

“NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT,” the fashionista opened, “I may as well address all the stuff I hear floating around out there.”

The post had several pictures of her with Yezbak looking happy and in love, so the message was clear.

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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. 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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She explained that 2019 was a “crazy year,” both because of negative experiences and because “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.”

London said that her family has met Yezbak, but she was slow in announcing the relationship publicly.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

As for her sexual identity, she just wrote: “I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it.”

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