Angel Olsen has come out as gay on Instagram.
The singer-songwriter also took the opportunity to introduce her 211,000 fans and followers to her partner, Adele Thibodeaux, in a series of photos.
“My darling, I’m gay,” the 34-year-old St. Louis resident proudly declared in the caption and again in an Insta-Story photo of herself, showing a big beaming smile.
Living the Truth: Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, 34, came out as gay on Instagram
The first of the eight photos shows Thibodeaux, a writer who worked on the HBO series High Maintenance, outside in orange shorts, a black-collared shirt, brown loafers, and dark sunglasses.
Even more striking, the shy grin on her face as she moved her right hand through her short trimmed locks.
The coming out post also included close-up photos of one of her tattoos, loafers, and five more of Thibodeaux posing solo, including while sitting on a huge bear statue.
Introduction: Olsen announced ‘I’m gay’ along with a series of photos of her partner, Adele Thibodeaux
Thibodeaux is a writer who has worked on the HBO series High Maintenance
The series of eight photos ended with Thibodeaux sitting on a huge bear statue
It didn’t take long for many of Olsen’s fans and followers to offer their love and support, along with plenty of red heart and rainbow emojis.
“We knew” and “This is no surprise to anyone, ma’am,” summarize most of the comments shared in the proceedings, 24 hours after she came out as gay.
“Welcome to the club” was another common sentiment.
One person wrote in capital letters, “CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING LOVE” to convey the importance of love in a person’s life.
Another follower got to the heart of Olsen’s public announcement about her sexuality, writing, ‘Glad you are happy and your truth is alive. love your music. ‘
Thibodeaux hasn’t been shy about sharing her love and respect for Olsen on her Instagram page since December last year, including this one on Valentine’s Day
The Valentine’s Day post also revealed that Olsen received a loving touch from her partner
Thibodeaux shared another loving touch for Valentine’s Day last February
And then there were people who shared their enthusiasm through their fandom.
‘So happy for you. I didn’t think I could love you anymore, but I was wrong, ‘wrote one admiring music fan.
Thibodeaux hasn’t been shy about sharing her love and respect for Olsen on her Instagram page dating back to last December.
For Valentine’s Day, she shared a carousel of four photos. One of them showed Olsen kissing the crown of her head, which was cropped close, and the other three were Olsen’s only with a smile in each of them.
‘Happy valens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ she wrote in the caption on Feb. 14.
Love and Support: Many of Olsen’s Instagram fans and followers share their support for her coming out as gay; Thibodeaux shows off her tattoos in the coming out post
In September 2019, the New York Times Magazine did a profile piece about Olsen. In it, she noted how some of her fans would “ express hope that Olsen is gay or at least bisexual ” based on her songs.
In that same article, she claimed to be honest “for now, until further notice.”
Olsen, who now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, has released five studio albums since her debut – Half Way Home – in 2012.
Her fourth studio album, All Mirrors, was released on October 4, 2019 to critical acclaim.
She recently dropped Whole New Mess in August 2020, featuring songs from All Mirrors arranged in a more intimate style.
Leaving her mark: Olsen’s fourth studio album, All Mirrors, was released in October 2019 to critical acclaim; in 2020 she dropped Whole New Mess, featuring songs from All Mirrors arranged in a more intimate style