Animal advocate and Tiger King star Carole Baskin has come out as bisexual.
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant opened up about her sexuality in a new interview with PinkNews published on Monday.
One of the breakout stars of the Netflix miniseries Tiger King, Baskin said that she has “always considered [herself] to be bisexual.”
“I have always considered myself to be bisexual, even though I’ve never had a wife. I could just as easily have a wife as a husband, as far as the way I feel about us,” Baskin shared. “I think we are all one, and we are all — I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors or different anything.”
In the same breath, Baskin slammed her arch-nemesis, Joe Exotic, saying her disdain for him has nothing to do with his sexual orientation.
“This man is just a deviant in the way he treats human life. I think he’s an embarrassment to the human community,” Baskin said.
Baskin said she realized she was bisexual in the ’80s, while spending a lot of time with the LGBTQ community. She also said that growing up as a tomboy, she thought she might have been born in the wrong body.
“I was always very male-oriented in the things I did… I never had any mothering instincts or anything, you know, I never played with dolls. And so I always thought that there was something off there, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on,” she explained.
Baskin is on her third marriage, to husband Howard, whom she married in 2004. Her second husband, Don Lewis, mysteriously disappeared in 1997.