Sam Smith says they are open to falling in love with any gender: ‘I’ve never played by the rule book’

The 28-year-old, who came out as gay when they were 10 years old, previously had a high-profile relationship with 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn.

“I’ve never really kind of played by the rule book. I love people and whoever I fall for, that’s who I fall for. I don’t know who that’s going to be,” the “Stay With Me” singer told The Sun.

“Now I don’t know what gender they will be, to be quite honest, and that’s a freeing thing – to not be limited to one category of person. I just fall in love with whoever I fall in love with.”

They continued: “I generally have never really thought about people, any human beings, in rigid terms.

“I’ve grown up in a family where the gender power balance and all these things were completely shifted. My mum worked, my dad was a househusband. My sisters are incredibly strong women.”

Smith added that it is “hard” to find love as a celebrity, and that they have had “many, many” bad experiences on the dating scene.

“I’m trying to look at all experiences now as a wonderful thing,” Smith explained.

“Fame in general, it takes a minute to get your head round it. I think it’s just going to take a little bit longer for me to find someone.”

In September 2019, Smith came out as non-binary on social media and revealed that they would be using they and them pronouns going forward.

“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” Smith wrote at the time.

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“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it.”

They continued: “I understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”

“I want kids. I want all of it. I want to have kids,” they said.

“I want to be with the kids and I want to watch them grow and be with them every day. I want to be mummy.”


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