"He was right; I was with someone romantically and I hadn’t told him," she wrote about her relationship with Clare. "I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son."
Bello also explained that she has "fluid and evolving" relationships with Jackson's dad, Dan McDermott, whom she considers to be a "nonsexual" partner in raising their child.
How did her son respond?
"He looked at me for what seemed like an eternity and then broke into a huge, warm smile," she wrote. “'Mom, love is love, whatever you are,' he said with wisdom beyond his years. (Yes, he obviously attends one of those progressive schools in Los Angeles!)"
So, ultimately, she wrote that she considers herself a "whatever"—and that she's proud of her "modern family."