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Dame Kelly Holmes didn't understand how she would ever meet a lesbian earlier than popping out as homosexual

In June, he came out as gay, after living a ‘secret life’ for decades.

And on Monday, Dame Kelly Holmes admitted she didn’t know how she would meet a lesbian before coming out as gay, fearing potential love interests might “want to go public.”

The 52-year-old athlete was speaking on Loose Women when she opened up about how difficult it was for her to be romantically involved when her sexuality was a closely guarded secret.

Real talk: On Monday’s Loose Women, Dame Kelly Holmes, 52, admitted she didn’t know how she would meet a gay woman, before coming out.

Speaking about whether you can ever be too in love, Kelly reflected: “I’ve had different circumstances where I wasn’t out, so my relationships have been…

“I didn’t know how to meet people or how I would meet a gay woman, since I couldn’t do it publicly.

“I’d meet people casually through friends and convince myself that they were right, because I didn’t want to be alone, and then I’d think ‘no way’. I’d think if I got too attached, they’d love us.” to make it public.

‘I feel like love is blind and it’s… the world is full of rainbows and butterflies, but that lessens the failures.’

Love Chat: The Athlete Opened Up About How Difficult It Was For Her To Pursue Romantic Relationships When Her Sexuality Was A Closely Guarded Secret.

Love chat: The athlete opened up about how difficult it was for her to pursue romantic relationships when her sexuality was a closely guarded secret.

Dame Kelly’s admission comes just months after she first opened up about her sexuality when she declared she “finally felt free” after years of living a “secret” life.

The Olympic runner admitted she was “totally aware” of the rumors about her sexual orientation, but is now happy to come out “on her own terms.”

Talking with him Mirrorshe said: “There were a lot of dark moments where I wished I could scream that I’m gay, but I couldn’t.”

Difficult:

Difficult: “I didn’t know how to meet people or how I would meet a gay woman, since I couldn’t do it publicly,” the star confessed

‘I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. I’m nervous to say it. I feel like I’m going to explode with emotion. Sometimes I cry with relief. By the time this comes out, I’m essentially getting rid of that fear.

Dame Kelly confirmed that she has a partner, but declined to elaborate, admitting that this is the first time she hasn’t introduced someone as a “friend or PA”.

He explained how his family and close friends have known for years that he is gay, but he was worried that he would get in trouble for violating hindsight rules in the Forces.

'Finally Free'!  The Olympic Runner First Spoke Out About Her Sexuality In June, When She Declared That She

‘Finally free’! The Olympic runner first spoke out about her sexuality in June, when she declared that she “finally felt free” after years of living a “secret” life (pictured in 2004)

At the time, the forces had a ban on LGBT soldiers, which was only lifted in 2000. Kelly had relationships with other women during his 10 years in the service.

Kelly, who chose to come out during Pride month, recounted how she first realized she was gay when she kissed another female soldier at the age of 17.

After the kiss, Kelly recalled writing to her stepfather, with whom she shares a close relationship, to explain what had happened.

She was “confused and scared” but Kelly revealed that her stepfather accepted her immediately before speaking to the rest of her family in 1997.

Career: Kelly Said He Dated A Woman Between The Ages Of 27 And 32, But Broke Off In 2002 So He Could Focus On The Athens Olympics.

Career: Kelly said he dated a woman between the ages of 27 and 32, but broke off in 2002 so he could focus on the Athens Olympics.

Referring to his previous relationships with women, he said: “No disrespect, but relationships have only been a small part of my life.”

“They haven’t been in this scary world with me for 34 years.”

Kelly, who was made a Dame in 2005, said she dated a woman between the ages of 27 and 32, but broke off the relationship in 2002 so she could focus on the Athens Olympics.

And even her enormous achievement of winning gold in the 800 and 1500 meters in Athens was ruined due to her fears of being found out.

Tragic: The Former Olympian, 52, Who Came Out As Gay In June, Is Urging Former Soldiers To Give Evidence To An Independent Inquiry Into The Scandal.

Historical: Choosing to come out during Pride month, Kelly recounted how he first realized he was gay when he kissed another female soldier at the age of 17 (pictured during his time in the military)

Prior to the 2003 World Championship final, Kelly said she reached her lowest point and self-harmed, recalling that she had “no control” over herself.

Kelly did not ask for any support at the time for fear that she would be cut from the Olympic team.

In 2018, Kelly was made an Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armored Corps Training Regiment, which she saw as another barrier to her coming out.

After collapsing in 2020, he made a call to an LGBTQ+ leader to ask if he could still face repercussions in his relations with the Army.

Assured that she wouldn’t have a problem with the Forces, Kelly revealed that she felt like she could “breathe again”.

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