Update: Jules Stewart told Us Weekly that she did not discuss her daughter's love life with the Daily Mirror in their interview. "Never ever did we discuss Kristen," she said.
What better way to make your relationship public than to have your mom gush about your significant other to the press? Jules Stewart confirmed that her daughter, Kristen Stewart, is dating Alicia Cargile, and gave her blessing to the couple.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Jules proved that she was a model mom when asked if her daughter was dating a woman.
"What's not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She's happy. She's my daughter, I'm just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices," she said. "I've met Kristen's new girlfriend, I like her. What's not to accept? She's a lovely girl."
And in case you're not yet convinced that Jules is a supporter of LGBT rights (whether or not her daughter is involved), she told the UK tabloid:
I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want. I accept my daughter loves women and men. It's OK to be who you are in my world. We all choose our friends so we should be free to choose our lovers.
People are good to do whatever they like as long as they're not hurting people or breaking the law. I have gay friends, family members, I'm accepting of people, we are all free to choose who we want to love.
Cargile is Stewart's personal assistant and the two grew close after the Twilight actress' public split from co-star Robert Pattinson. Their relationship has been in the news before, but seeing as the pair hadn't confirmed that they were dating, the media dubbed them "gal pals" and "best friends."
Stewart's fans took to Twitter to celebrate the couple, and we dare say that there were more than a little tears seeing the overwhelming support for Stewart and Cargile.
Jules Stewart's support of her daughter's sexuality, while not particularly surprising, is hopefully encouraging to the LGBT youth who have yet to come out for fear of not being accepted by their loved ones.
Polls have shown that a majority of Americans now support LGBT rights and marriage equality, but there are still a good number of people who strongly oppose homosexuality. As gay rights continue to see a surge in support, both corporate brands, celebrities and even politicians have come out in support of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.
With the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage expected to come this month, let's hope that a person's sexuality will soon no longer be grounds for discrimination in this country.
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