Sam Smith "open" to any relationship after coming out as non-binary

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Sam Smith has revealed that they are "open" to having a relationship with a person of any gender in future, saying that they don't think about people in "rigid terms".

Sam announced in 2019 that they identify as non-binary and use the pronouns "they" and "them" for themselves.

Speaking to The Sun, Sam has now confirmed that they don't have any restrictions when it comes to dating and they would be happy to enter a relationship with any person that they fall for.

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"I've never really kind of played by the rule book. I love people and whoever I fall for, that's who I fall for," they said. "I don't know who that's going to be.

"Now I don't know what gender they will be, to be quite honest, and that's a freeing thing – to not be limited to one category of person. I just fall in love with whoever I fall in love with. I generally have never really thought about people, any human beings, in rigid terms.

"I've grown up in a family where the gender power balance and all these things were completely shifted. My mum worked, my dad was a househusband. My sisters are incredibly strong women."

The singer, who recorded the theme song 'Writing's On The Wall' for James Bond movie Spectre, added that they have always felt the same way about their non-binary identity but that they didn't discover the "language" to match it until recently.

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"I've always felt the way I've felt," they said. "It wasn't a new feeling, it was just the discovery of a language and a community of people that felt the same way. It's been lovely.

"It's been a process of feeling heard and seen – that there is a space that I can live in and enjoy my life in and feel completely like myself, and be treated as such. I think that's the difference with the pronouns."

Adding that dating as a celebrity is "challenging", Sam said that they are currently "too busy, if I'm honest, to facilitate any sort of relationship".

The singer is particularly busy at the moment as they have just released their third album Love Goes, six months later than planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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But despite the challenges that 2020 has brought, Sam said that they feel "light" after embracing their true identity and releasing new music they feel passionate about.

"I feel this, like, eagerness to just have fun in my life and I feel like I've got so much more to explore in terms of love and relationships and music and all these things," they said. "And I'm just open and ready."

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