Tatum O’Neal, who was previously married to tennis star John McEnroe, recently opened up about dating women.

Tatum O’Neal Comes Out As Lesbian

“I like women,” O’Neal told People magazine. “I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.” Asked to define her sexuality, O’Neal didn’t come out identifying with any label, saying, “I’m not one or the other.”

“I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth,” O’Neal, 51, added, “They’re gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I’ve met recently. I don’t have a steady right now, but I look forward to it.”

O’Neal believes, who is sober after years of battling substance abuse, she is in the best place in her life she’s ever been – and in addition to enjoying her dating life, she’s enjoying being a mother.

The actress and author’s eldest son Kevin McEnroe has followed her footsteps in the latter profession and has penned a novel titled Our Town, which offers a fictionalized account of his grandmother Joanna Moore’s life.

“Kevin found her voice so beautifully,” O’Neal says of her mom Moore, who’d had her with actor Ryan O’Neal. “The book has so much heart. I wish she were alive to see it.”