Finally! You May Now Refer To Kristen Stewart’s “Personal Assistant” As Her Girlfriend

Movie website Pajiba took the right approach with this story, I feel: “The Media Will Finally Know How to Report on Kristen Stewart and Her Girlfriend,” today’s headline reads.

For months now, bloggers have been tiptoeing around the obvious. The euphemisms would almost verge on the offensive, if they weren’t so silly: “Kristen Stewart Grabs Dinner with Gal-Pal in L.A.,” E! Online enthused. “Kristen Stewart spotted with gal pal Alicia Cargile,” the Daily Mail tactfully reported. If there’s anyone worse to be than Kristen Stewart, perhaps it’s Alicia Cargile, whom the press has repeatedly referred to as an “assistant” and “gal pal.”

But as of this morning, all that has changed. In an interview with Kristen Stewart’s mother (published yesterday by British newspaper the Mirror), Jules Mann-Stewart shrugged off rumors by tacitly confirming her daughter’s sexuality: “What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy.” She went on to say that, as a mother, she will always accept her daughter’s choices. “I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want,” she concluded.

To tell the truth, I’m overjoyed for Kristen Stewart, and a part of me is somewhat amused that her mom blabbed. (Whether it’s appropriate at all for someone’s mom to publicly “out” her is another story altogether.)

The 25-year-old actress is daughter to showbiz parents, and is notorious for choosing her own roles. Her work in her first two movies, “The Safety of Objects” and “Panic Room” — released when she was ages 11 and 12, respectively — absolutely blew me away. In February Stewart became the first American actress to ever win a César Award, for her role in “Clouds of Sils Maria.”