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Chrishell Stause gets real about "imposter syndrome" after coming out later in life

beverly hills, california march 14 chrishell stause and g flip attend the 35th annual glaad media awards at the beverly hilton on march 14, 2024 in beverly hills, california photo by axellebauer griffinfilmmagic
Chrishell Stause had this to say about coming outAxelle/Bauer-Griffin

Chrishell Stause, star of Selling Sunset, has opened up about having “imposter syndrome” after coming out later in life.

In a post on her Instagram following the GLAAD Media Awards last night (March 14), she said: “Thank you for embracing someone that sometimes feels imposter syndrome because I am late to join the community.”

“You boldly embracing me gave me the courage to be loud and proud. No matter when you join the community. Thank you,” she added.

Chrishell married non-binary lesbian musician G-Flip in May last year. The two met when G-Flip invited the reality star to be in the music video for their song, ‘Get Me Outta Here’.

She later opened up about her sexuality on Instagram, saying: “For me, I am attracted to masculine energy and I don’t really care what the physical form is and with G, they identify as non-binary, so their pronouns are they/them.”

Chrishell, who is 42, had only dated men before meeting G-Flip, including having an on-screen romance with Oppenheim boss Jason Oppenhiem, but the two split after being unable to agree on whether they wanted children.

Fans and fellow co-stars have praised the real estate agent for opening up about her feelings of imposter syndrome. “Killlllling it,” fellow Oppenheim agent Amanza Smith commented. “ICON,” replied G-Flip.

“So proud of your journey! It’s been incredible watching you wholeheartedly jumping feet first into LOVE!!” said another commenter.

“No such thing as late to the community! We’re all on our own individual timelines and any time is the right time,” someone else added.

A third said: “You’re not only valid, but an icon for speaking out so openly about your experiences and struggles in an industry that we know [doesn't] always welcomes us. You’re the definition of a queen!” And we couldn’t agree more!

The GLAAD Media Awards celebrate films, TV, and music which showcases LGBTQIA+ lives and issues. This year’s ceremony celebrated over 300 nominees and 33 media categories.

Lesbian comedy Bottoms took home the award for Outstanding Film, while Reneé Rapp snagged Outstanding Music Artist.

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