Ansel Elgort is opening up about his very modern view of love and relationships.
“The Goldfinch” actor, 25, has been with his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan since meeting in High School in 2012 and while he doesn’t want to have a sexual relationship with anyone else, he does want to be able to fall in love with other people.
“It doesn’t need to be sexual. I could be done sexually with my girlfriend,” Elgort said in an interview with The Times. “I think we’ve been pretty clear that I want to feel free to fall in love with people and that [option] should be open, but sexually it can be closed off.”
“I’m in love with a bunch of my male friends who I’m not interested in having sex with, so why can’t I put the desire to have sex with women aside and let myself have love with women? I love [‘Divergent’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ co-star] Shailene Woodley and we never had anything sexual and that was great. There will probably be some sort of chemical thing at some point that you can’t help, but you just have to be disciplined and not be a f*** … We’re primitive beings,” Elgort clarified.