Monday 28 November 2022 03:05 PM Dame Kelly Holmes didn't know how she would ever meet a lesbian before coming ... trends now
And on Monday, Dame Kelly Holmes admitted that she didn't know how she would ever meet a lesbian before coming out as gay, and feared potential love interests might 'want to go public.'
The athlete, 52, was speaking on Loose Women when she discussed how difficult it was for her to pursue romantic relationships when her sexuality was a closely guarded secret.
Real talk: On Monday's Loose Women, Dame Kelly Holmes, 52, admitted that she didn't know how she would ever meet a gay woman, before coming out
Discussing if you can ever be too in love, Kelly mused: 'I've had different circumstances as I wasn't out, so my relationships have been...
'I didn't know how to meet people or how I would ever meet a gay woman as I couldn't publicly do it.
'I would circumstantially meet people through friends and convince myself they're right as i didn't want to be lonely, and then i would think ''nah no way.'' I would think if I got too attached they would want us to go public.
'I feel like love is blind and it's... the world is full of rainbows and butterflies but that diminishes the faults.'
Love chat: The athlete discussed how difficult it was for her to pursue romantic relationships when her sexuality was a closely guarded secret
Dame Kelly's admission comes a few months after she first spoke about her sexuality as she declared she 'finally felt free' after years of living a 'secret' life.
The Olympic runner admitted she was 'fully aware' of rumours about her sexual orientation but is now happy to be coming out 'on her own terms'.
Speaking to the Mirror, she said: 'There have been lots of dark times where I wished I could scream that I am gay – but I couldn't.'
Difficult: 'I didn't know how to meet people or how I would ever meet a gay woman as I couldn't publicly do it' confessed the star
'I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. I'm nervous about saying it. I feel like I'm going to explode with excitement. Sometimes I cry with relief. The moment this comes out,