Did Howchie mention yet how brave she is and a hero? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/maria-bello-gay_n_4371106.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 Actress Maria Bello came out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a New York Times piece titled "Coming Out as a Modern Family." In the essay published Nov. 29, the actress described how she first told her 12-year-old son, Jackson, that she was in a lesbian relationship. The talk came about a year after Bello had embarked on a romantic relationship with her best friend, Clare Munn, a new media executive, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We had an immediate connection but didnâ€™t think of it as romantic or sexual," the "Prisoners" star wrote. "She was one of the most beautiful, charming, brilliant and funny people I had ever met, but it didnâ€™t occur to me, until that soul-searching moment in my garden, that we could perhaps choose to love each other romantically."