Amber Heard doesn't label herself

Amber Heard Photo: BANG Showbiz
Amber Heard Photo: BANG Showbiz

Amber Heard doesn't put a label on her sexuality.

The 31-year-old actress - who finalised her divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this year - has enjoyed relationships with both men and women, but insists she "doesn't identify as anything", and would rather just focus on "owning" who she is away from labels.

Speaking to December's issue of Allure magazine, she said: "I don't identify as anything. I'm a person. I like who I like. I happened to be dating a woman, and people started taking pictures of us walking to our car after dinner. I [was] holding her hand, and I realised that I have two options: I can let go of her hand and, when asked about it, I can say that my private life is my private life. Or, I could not let go and own it."

'The Danish Girl' actress also admits she was once discouraged from being open about her relationships with women, as she was told she was throwing away her career as the romantic lead.

She added: "They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out. I didn't come out. I was never in. It's limiting, that LGBTQ thing. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalised people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity."

'The Rum Diary' star believes it is "important to resist labels", and thinks people will keep adding letters to the LGBTQ community until they realise "we are human".

She said: "As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters. It was a great shield, but now we're stuck behind it. It's so important to resist labels. I don't care how many letters you add. At some point, it's going to spell 'WE ARE HUMAN.'?"

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