Tommy Dorfman Reveals Engagement on Rachel Bilson’s Podcast

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Tommy Dorfman is a fiancée! The “13 Causes Why” actor broke the information of her engagement on Rachel Bilson’s “Broad Ideas” podcast launched on Aug. 15, by which she additionally talked about how reserving the aforementioned Netflix sequence delayed her transition. Whereas talking about administering estrogen photographs, Dorfman casually talked about her “fiancée” helped her at first and walked her by way of the method. Although she did not reveal her associate’s id, she referred to her because the individual she needs to spend the remainder of her life with.

“It is affirming, it is secure. But in addition not secure as a result of being in love is so scary.”

Dorfman, who lately celebrated her thirtieth birthday, shared her associate was the “first girl that [she’s] been with in a really very long time.” “It is affirming, it is secure,” she stated of her relationship. “But in addition not secure as a result of being in love is so scary. So uncomfortable and so painful. All of the common emotions of being in love I really feel which might be most likely the identical.” She defined that whereas she knew she was all in favour of girls since highschool, she hadn’t actually explored these emotions. Previous to assembly her present associate, she advised herself, “That is the 12 months that I am gonna go on some dates with ladies and really feel that out once more and never really feel ashamed about it.”

The actor additionally revealed she was initially “actually scared to confess” she was drawn to girls as a result of she had what she described as secure, sturdy relationships with all the ladies in her life who beforehand noticed her as a homosexual man. “Once I fell in love — straight cis girls make up my closest buddies, and people have been the individuals I used to be most nervous about, and people have been the individuals who cared the least.”

Dorfman was beforehand married to Peter Zurkuhlen for 5 years till they filed for divorce in February 2022. The 2 reportedly first met in 2005 by way of a mutual buddy, and 11 years later, they tied the knot in Portland, ME. She spoke about her marriage on the podcast, explaining that previous to reintroducing herself as a girl, she “made choices that have been simply not aligned with who [she] actually was.” She stated, “I most likely obtained married for the primary time, now that I am reflecting on it, for security as a result of it felt identical to a secure, safe area that I might carve out for myself in a world that was ever-changing.”

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