During the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the daughter of supermodel Cynthia Bailey and actor Leon Robinson came out as sexually fluid during a very candid and emotional conversation with her mother.
According to PEOPLE, Noelle Robinson first began exploring her sexuality during her freshman year at Howard University, in Washington D.C.
“People try to box everyone in and put labels on everything, but I don’t really do that,” Robinson told Bailey. “I just like who I like, and that’s just what it is. There’s a lot of attractive guys, and there’s a lot of attractive girls.”
“It really just came out of nowhere,” admitted the 20-year-old. “I wasn’t really expecting that to happen.”
The conversation seemingly caught Bailey off guard not because of her child’s sexual orientation, but more so because she didn’t know her daughter was dating anyone at all – male or female.
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“Since Noelle has been in college, she told me that she thought she was fluid. I just didn’t know that she was out there being fluid … flowing,” the 52-year-old told the audience during her confessional.
“We all love and support Noelle. It’s just new for us,” she added. “We’re just trying to get used to it.”
“I just want you to be happy, Noelle,” Bailey responded to her child during the exchange. “If you meet an amazing young lady, that’s a blessing. If you meet an amazing young man, that’s a blessing. As long as they’re good people and they love and support you.”
“It makes me excited that Noelle has a safe space to share,” Bailey explained to viewers. “Love is love.”
This mother and daughter conversation came just days before the two took a trip to New York City, to celebrate World Pride at the NYC Pride Parade and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, which is often cited as the start the gay rights movement.