After divorcing her first husband – allegedly over not wanting children – and then writing the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love about how she met her second husband, whom she recently divorced, feminist icon Elizabeth Gilbert now admits to being in a lesbian relationship with her best friend, Rayya Elias.
In a recent Facebook post that leftists have been drooling over, Gilbert explains that as Elias became severely stricken with pancreatic and liver cancer, she began to fall "in love" with her.
To put this into full context, Miss Gilbert's relationship history goes like this: she divorced her first husband after realizing she didn't want kids, wrote a book about how her newfound "liberated woman" status landed her a hunky second husband in Bali, divorced that guy, and now boasts commitment to Elias, although we're not sure commitment seems to be Gilbert's thing.
"I do not merely love Rayya," Gilbert writes in her post. "I am in love with Rayya. And I have no more time for denying that truth."
Of course, the "truth" that Gilbert goes on to espouse is that she, indeed, did leave her second husband to pursue a relationship with Rayya, a truth she reluctantly admits.
"For those of you who are doing the math here, and who are wondering if this situation is why my marriage came to an end this spring, the simple answer is yes," she admits, refusing to give more details.
Though Gilbert largely kept this fact secret when news broke of her divorce this past Spring, electing to say "personal" reasons caused the split, she now states the importance of living her life in "truth and transparency," because "truth and transparency not only make my life more ethical, but also easier."
Gilbert also promises that she and Rayya plan to make this a part of her public life and will appear together at events.
Predictably, leftists and feminists have been cheering Miss Gilbert on, because "love is love."
"We think Gilbert being open about her relationship is absolutely amazing, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the author of an inspirational memoir which stressed the importance of sharing one’s truth and living authentically," writes HuffPo.
"I admire Gilbert for going public with the second half of her story," writes the Chicago Tribune.
As of now, the Facebook post has 9,000 "loves" and 7,500 "likes".