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Outer Banks star Madison Bailey on the surprising way her parents reacted when she came out


Outer Banks actress Madison Bailey has opened up about coming out to her parents (Picture: INSTAGRAM/mofiyah99/madisonbaileybabe)

Outer Banks star Madison Bailey has opened up about the way her parents handled the moment when she came out.

The 21-year-old actress – who is best known for playing Kiara Carrera in Netflix’s teen drama – admitted she deliberately made the revelation about her sexual preferences during an argument when she was 18.

The Pansexual star revealed she had an easy coming-out experience compared to many others.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Madison explained: ‘I was like, “You don’t even know anything about me!

‘My mom was like, “What don’t I know about you?” I was like, “You don’t even know I’ve been dating a girl for a month,” and she goes – in the thickest southern accent there ever was – “Fine, Madison, be gay.”‘

She laughed: ‘It was so hard not to start laughing. It was like, “Fine, Madison, be gay, I don’t care.” And, then I told my dad and he goes, “I know.”‘

The actress also opened up about the importance on Pride Month as she recalled: ‘I experienced my very first Pride in Atlanta and it was a really good time.

‘It was my first time being surrounded by solely my community and I learned so much, not just about other people’s sexuality and gender, but my own.’

Speaking about her sexual preferences, shecontinued: ‘[Being pansexual is] basically just loving people for people, regardless of gender or any type of sexuality or any type of anything.

The actress plays Kiarra in the hit Netflix show, Outer Banks (Picture: Netflix)

‘I dated a girl when I was 18 and was like, “Yay, I’m gay… but I still like boys, so I guess I’m bi.”

She continued: ‘I went a couple of months feeling like I was bi, then I worked with a trans boy on a show and we dated.

‘ I was like, “What does that make me? I guess I’m pan.” I just went with the flow.’

The star is now in a relationship with Mariah Linney, who is a basketball player at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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