“I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” Stewart told the New York Times in 2016.
“It changed when I started dating a girl,” Stewart told Elle, in 2016, about being less private about her relationships. “I was like, actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier... Google me, I’m not hiding.”
In 2015, Stewart told Nylon she didn't feel a need to identify in a specific way. "If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it."
“I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing,” she said. (I think now that it's 2018, that's a pretty accurate estimate.)
“And also in making films, if you perfectly answer every question, you don’t allow for people to have their own experience and really indulge a thought. I feel the same way about how we f— each other. You don’t want to know everything all the time," Stewart told the magazine.