Angel Olsen has come out as gay on Instagram.
The singer-songwriter also seized the moment to introduce her 211,000 fans and followers to her partner, Adele Thibodeaux, in a series of photos.
‘My beau, I’m gay,’ the St. Louis native, 34, proudly declared in the caption, and again in an Insta-Story photo of herself, where she flashed a big beaming smile.
Living one’s truth: Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, 34, came out as gay on Instagram
In the first of the eight photos, Thibodeaux, a writer who has worked on the HBO series High Maintenance, can be seen sitting outside in orange shorts, a black collared shirt, brown loafers and dark sunglasses.
Even more noticeable: the bashful grin on her face as she moved her right hand through her short cropped locks.
The coming out post also featured closeup pictures of one of her tattoos, loafers, as well as five more of Thibodeaux posing solo, including when she sat on a massive bear statue.
Introduction: Olsen announced ‘I’m gay’ along with a series of photos of her partner, Adele Thibodeaux
Thibodeaux is a writer who has worked on the HBO series High Maintenance
The series of eight photos ended with Thibodeaux sitting on a massive bear statue
It didn’t take long before many of Olsen’s fans and followers offered their love and support, along with plenty of red heart and rainbow emojis.
‘We knew it’ and ‘This is a surprise to no one, ma’am’, summed up most of the comments shared in the proceeding 24 hours after she came out as gay.
‘Welcome to the club’ was another common sentiment.
One person wrote, ‘CONGRATS ON FINDING LOVE’ in all caps to make a point of the importance of having love in one’s life.
Another followers got to the core of Olsen’s public announcement about her sexuality by writing: ‘glad you’re happy and living your truth. love your music.’
Thibodeaux hasn’t been shy in sharing her love and respect for Olsen on her Instagram page since last December, including this one shared on Valentine’s Day
The Valentine’s Day post also showed Olsen getting a loving touch from her partner
Thibodeaux shared another loving touch for Valentine’s Day this past February
And then there were people who shared their enthusiasm through their fandom.
‘So happy for you. Didn’t think I could love you more, but I was wrong,’ wrote one adoring music fan.
Thibodeaux hasn’t been shy in sharing her love and respect for Olsen on her Instagram page that dates back to last December.
For Valentine’s Day, she shared a carousel of four photos. One of them showed Olsen kissing the top of her head, which was closely cropped, and the other three were of Olsen by herself with a smile in each of them.
‘Happy valens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ she wrote in the caption on February 14.
Love and support: Many of Olsen’s Instagram fans and followers share their support for her coming out as gay; Thibodeaux is seen showing off her tattoos in the coming out post
Back in September 2019, the New York Times Magazine did a profile piece on Olsen. In it, she noted how some of her fans would ‘express the hope that Olsen is gay or at least bisexual’ based on her songs.
In that same article, she professed to be straight ‘for now, until further notice.’
Olsen, who now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, has released five studio albums since her debut — Half Way Home — in 2012.
Her fourth studio album, All Mirrors, was released on October 4, 2019 to critical acclaim.
Most recently, she dropped Whole New Mess in August 2020, which features tracks from All Mirrors that were arranged in a more intimate style.
Making her mark: Olsen’s fourth studio album, All Mirrors, was released on October 2019 to critical acclaim; in 2020, she dropped Whole New Mess, featuring songs from All Mirrors that were arranged in a more intimate style