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In a recent interview, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz opened up about his sexuality. The musician, best known for his radio-friendly hit single "I'm Yours," has been married to his wife, Christina Carano, for three years, and they shared a committed and loving relationship together. But Mraz also credits Carano for helping him embrace his sexual identity, as he explored during their relationship. In the interview, Jason Mraz admits that he has had experiences with men in the past, and Mraz says Carano was the one who explained to him that he is "two-spirit," meaning that he loves men and women. Here's the quote from the singer himself, explaining his sexuality and what he has learned about himself in his journey towards self-discovery and sexual awakening -- even during his marriage to his wife.
I've had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife. It was like, 'Wow, does that mean I am gay?' And my wife laid it out for me. She calls it 'Two Spirit,' which is what the Native Americans call someone who can love both man and woman. I really like that.
The quote comes from Jason Mraz's recent interview with Billboard, where he was celebrating the release of his new studio album, Know, which is scheduled to hit stores on August 10th. The sixth studio album is Mraz's first since 2014's Yes!, and in that time, a lot has happened -- both culturally and for Mraz, personally. He admits his tunes turned towards moodiness and despair, which was mostly off-kilter for his brand. Mraz is typically known for making "wedding songs," by his own admission, and the 2016 election had an effect on him. When his label rejected most of the moody music he produced, Mraz turned to Christina Carano and claimed that he was thinking about leaving music for good. But his faith in music was swiftly restored when he made his Broadway debut in Waitress earlier this year.
With his faith in music restored, Jason Mraz decided to return to optimism and restoring optimism in people who were discouraged like he was. As for his sexuality, Mraz rose speculation when he penned a poem for Billboard.com for Pride Month and ended it by saying, "I am bi your side." Jason Mraz admits he didn't realize "it was going to be so telling," but now, he feels comfortable discussing it openly. Additionally, when Mraz isn't on the road tour, he's keeping himself busy with his organic avocado farm, which helps supply the nearby Chipotle, apparently, near his house. It's activities like touring and farming that keep Mraz happy admit the darkness, and he's hoping to continue providing hope, faith and optimism to his fans, particularly with the upcoming release of his newest studio album next month.
If we hear more details about Jason Mraz, or if he talks about his two-spirit sexuality more in-depth in the future, we'll be sure to keep you posted right here at CinemaBlend.