Actress Diora Baird has come out and revealed she is in a relationship with comedian Mav Viola.
The 34-year-old got candid in an interview with The Advocate that she recently came to understand her sexuality.
“It took me years to accept who I truly was. I tried to be what was expected of me, but I have reached the point where I don’t want to hide anymore. In all my relationships with men, I knew something was missing and I finally figured out what that something is … I am meant to be in a relationship with a woman,” Baird told The Advocate.
The actress explains she met Viola on the dating app Bumble and made the first move.
“I reached out and messaged her and asked her on a date, which was filmed for a documentary I’m working on with Nikki Weiss based on the book ‘Sexual Fluidity’ by Lisa Diamond. It was the first time I ever asked someone out. We have been in a relationship for six months, and I know without a doubt she is my person,” Baird says.
Baird is known for her roles in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Shameless” and “Wedding Crashers.” She was married to actor Jonathan Togo for three years before divorcing in 2016. The couple have a four-year-old son together.