Sting’s Daughter Eliot Sumner Comes Out, Opens Up About Relationship With Model Lucie Von Alten
Eliot Sumner, Sting and Trudie Styler‘s 25-year-old daughter, has come out about her sexuality and gender identity.
Eliot Sumner Comes Out
Sumner candidly revealed that she has been dating Austrian model Lucie Von Alten for the last two years in a recent interview with Evening Standard magazine. When asked about coming out to her famous parents, Sumner revealed that it was a step she never had to take.
“They knew already,” Sumner said. “So I didn’t need to. I’ve never come out to anyone. My friends always knew and I always knew.”
Sumner declined to label her sexuality, and doesn’t feel compelled to label her gender identity either, preferring to define herself by her profession, “musician.”
“I don’t believe in any specifications,” she explained to the magazine. “I think forever I was trying to figure out maybe … what I am. But I don’t think anyone should feel pressured to have any kind of label or tag on them.”
“We should treat everybody the same,” she added. “Me, I don’t like to be put down to a specific thing. We’re all human beings.”
Not long ago, Sumner’s father shared similar thoughts regarding human beings. Sting, like his daughter, believes the common identity of being human is more important than the identities that distinguish one from another.
“We want to get rid of the concept of otherness. People are different like we are and it’s an illusion,” Sting told Entertainment Tonight at the Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. “We are all one human family. Whether we’re black, whether we’re white. Whether we’re Christians or Muslims or atheists or republicans, or democrats or liberals or whatever. We are one human family. And the sooner we wake up to that the better, in my opinion.”
Sumner, whose voice has drawn comparisons to Sting’s, will release her second studio album, Information, in January.