Tig, you talk a lot about being in love and never really doubting your feelings and just it being the best thing in the world basically.
Stephanie, how did the relationship develop for you? Tig: I had not dated women before, and I think when we first started spending time with each other, I was so into Tig and I was falling in love with her and I didn't know how to identify it because I thought I was straight.
"Set at a great American event, the Pro Bowl, it's a reminder that diversity and acceptance is America at its best.
Years ago, I dated a guy with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. When low, his habit of stumbling out of bed to browse porn as the kettle boiled, or spending hours trawling the profile pictures of escorts had me convinced he had some sort of addiction issues.
A few months into our relationship, I dragged him off to sex therapy because of his seemingly uncontrollable behaviour. Up until the escort point, I’d thought that the other signs – the spending sprees, sporadic drug-taking, or staying up all night to work - were nothing more than foils to his ample creativity.
I kept gravitating toward her and wanting to spend time with her, and then in the process of recognizing that in myself, I was like, "Oh my god, I am fully in love with this person." It kind of blew my mind in terms of sexual orientation, where you're like, "I'm this way, and it's black-and-white." I look back and go, "God, I closed the door that I had no idea what was behind it." Yeah, we were at Sundance — and this was right after we had just reconnected — and she wasn't feeling well and I put my hands on her shoulders, and it was like this electric feeling through my body where I'm like, "Oh my god, I love this person and care about this person," and it felt so comfortable to touch her.
I had never really experienced that feeling before. To be coming to terms with, "Oh, maybe I'm not straight," and at the same time being like, "This might be the person I want to be with forever." That's two really major love moments at once. When I was like, "I am fully interested in pursuing this relationship," it did feel like I was saying yes to spending my life with someone, because I was so in love.