Sting’s daughter Eliot Sumner has opened up about her sexuality for the first time in a recent interview, after revealing she is dating a girl.
Sumner – whose mother is actress and producer Trudie Styler – also revealed she does not identify with a particular gender.
The 25 year old, who has been in a relationship with Lucie Von Alten for two years, says she had never felt the need to come out to her parents because “no one had ever asked”.
Talking to ES Magazine, she said
They knew already. So I didn’t need to. I’ve never come out to anyone. My friends always knew and I always knew,”
The musician and model went on to explain that she does not identify with a particular gender, adding:
I don’t believe in any specifications. I think forever I was trying to figure out maybe – what I am. But I don’t think anyone should feel pressured to have any kind of label or tag on them.
We should treat everybody the same. Me, I don’t like to be put down to a specific thing. We’re all human beings.”
Sumner also discussed her insecurities, saying she had struggled with everything from “sexuality, to the way I looked, to who I was, where I come from.”
She also admitted to feeling added pressure due to her famous heritage.
I think I’ll always be in the shadow of my parents. But that’s OK. Everyone has a challenge. If I’m proud of the music I am making, that’s all I can ask for. If I put it out into the world, it’s not up to me any more.”
Eliot released her début album The Constant under the band name I Blame Coco in 2010, and is set to make a return to the charts next year with a new record titled Information.