Keke Palmer is opening up about coming to terms with her sexuality. The 29-year-old actor, singer and executive recently spoke to Raven-Symoné and Miranda Madday about coming to terms with her sexuality and reaching a stage of self-exploration. The three had the conversation on “The Best Podcast Ever With Raven and Miranda.”
Palmer, who considers herself a “free spirit,” shared that her self-exploration arrived after years of suppressing her sexuality and feelings.
“There was a moment in my life where I was like ya know, can I be myself? The moment where you overthink s—,” Palmer said. “That’s not even me, why am I overthinking this? I guess you just get to the point where I want my life to be my own life.”
No Longer In Hiding
Keke Palmer has alluded to being sexually fluid in the past. Explaining that she shies away from labelling herself. During her guest appearance on the podcast, she revealed that she kept her sexuality hidden from her family and didn’t get to fully explore certain experiences because of that.
“There is like an unsaid thing that can make you feel — and because I liked guys too, I was kinda like, ‘Well, we don’t have to talk about it’. Because I like guys too, it was like that’s another extra thing that no one really has to know about. I don’t really have to live out,” the “Nope” actress disclosed,
Palmer also shared that at 17 she eventually embraced her feelings.
“I ultimately just feel like the acceptance of that part of myself, in general, was a part of my process of being able to have love in my life,” she said.
Her family, as Palmer revealed “never cared” about her sexuality and have stood solidly behind her.
“Sexuality and stuff like that, that was not even — my parents never even cared about something like that or talked about that. And I know that by the time they saw how free of a spirit I was, and whoever I wanted to date, they were like, ‘Whoever cares.’ It was never anything that was in their mind.”