Gossip's Beth Ditto on longing for marriage and embracing her confidence
Gossip's frontwoman Beth Ditto has opened up about her personal life and explained in a new interview that she was "born to be married".
The 31-year-old songstress explained to The Guardian's Observer that she can't wait to marry her girlfriend, Kristin Ogata, next April and admitted that it just feels right:
"I was born to be married. I just feel comfortable there. I love the idea of being partnered for ever. I love my girlfriend, we've been best friends since I was 18. There's not a thing we haven't been through except for marriage… We've had talks about what we would name our kids since we were in our 20s."
She also spoke about confidence issues and addressed her experiences of fame, adding that it's difficult not to get caught up in what's being written about her:
"I always had a hard time understanding why people had a hard time with it. I remember just being – I don't get it, I don't know why it has to be like this. And then at one point being, it doesn't have to be like this."
"I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself, and that is so important. And not just about your body, but so many ways of confidence. You're constantly learning how to be confident, aren't you? You're constantly reprogramming yourself."
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