'Chicago Fire' Monica Raymund: I’m Bisexual

Published on: March 4, 2014
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'Chicago Fire' Monica Raymund: I’m Bisexual

CHICAGO FIRE” star Monica Raymund outed herself as bisexual – and that’s just fine with her hubby!

The 27-year-old raven-haired beauty, who plays tough-as-nails paramedic/firefighter-in-training Ga­briela Dawson on the hit NBC show, sprung the news on the Internet. She was spurred to action after a Norwe­gian sporting goods chain released a video that features two women kissing to protest Russia’s anti-gay policies during the Winter Olympics.

“So proud to be Bi and excited about this movement during Olympics,” she tweeted on Feb. 9.

Meanwhile, Monica’s husband, writer/director Neil Patrick Stewart, whom she married in 2011, is “fully supportive,” said an insider.

“Monica has never hid her bisexu­ality from Neil, or any of her friends or family,” the insider continued. “In fact, she’s always been vo­cal about her support of the lesbian, gay and trans­gender community.

“Monica kept her bi­sexuality relatively low-key publicly out of respect for Neil, and because she didn’t want to draw ‘Chica­go Fire’ into a heated social debate.

“But Monica and Neil had a long discussion about the gay rights issue in Russia, and Neil actually encour­aged Monica to come out.

“She felt the timing was right to speak up.” “Chicago Fire,” which debuted on NBC in 2012, fol­lows the often-complicated personal and professional lives of the Chicago Fire De­partment’s firefighters and paramedics. Prior to her gig on the drama, Monica had a recurring role as assistant state’s attorney Dana Lodge on “The Good Wife.”

Regarding his wife’s sex­uality, “Neil understands that before they hooked up, Monica dated women, and if they break up, she probably will again,” the source added.

“But right now they have a monoga­mous marriage.”