Rebecca Adlington’s ex-husband Harry Needs announces he’s bisexual

Harry Needs and Rebecca Adlington with their daughter Summer
Harry Needs and Rebecca Adlington with their daughter Summer - (Copyright Instagram: Harry Needs)
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Rebecca Adlington’s ex-husband Harry Needs has come out as bisexual.

The 28 year-old announced the news during an Instagram Q&A on Sunday, while he has been living in coronavirus lockdown with Adlington and her current boyfriend Andrew Parsons.

Adlington and Needs have a five year-old daughter together called Summer, but the pair split in 2016.

He said the marriage had not fallen apart due to him being bisexual, but admitted he had been ‘avoiding’ the question ‘every day of his life so far’.

During the Q&A a social media user asked him directly about his sexuality, to which he replied: “This is a question I've avoided everyday of my life so far, mainly because I strongly dislike labels despite not knowing a solution to avoid them.

“But if I had to answer I would people that I've always been bisexual #ahh.”

He also told followers how he had known about his sexuality since he was 13 years-old, but never felt the need to address it after he met Adlington at 17 as he was ‘content’. 

He added: “Never stop creating ourselves, we all deserve happier times. In honour of #pride Special shout out to all the bisexual dads out there, I see you, I hear you, I feel you."

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