I feel as much a woman as a man: Sam Smith
Oscar-winning singer Sam Smith has opened up about his sexuality and gender identity, saying he feels “as much a woman as I am a man.” When asked why it took him a long time to come out, the 25-year-old Stay With Me singer said, “Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offendi ng people. And I was 19 when I started writing the first album. I’d just moved to London from a village — I was literally the only gay in the village. I didn’t know what I wanted to say,” he told The Times. Smith said that he likes to rock heels and his love for dressing has been a passion for years. “I love a heel. I’ve got loads of heels at home. People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn (Monroe), and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn't own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for two and a half years.” He added, “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am a man.” The Grammywinning singer also revealed that he spent a year at the local bars drowning his breakup sorrows, but has taken a break from drinking now.
Sam Smith is currently in a relationship with actor Brandon Flynn