Bella Thorne says she identifies as bisexual.

The 18-year-old actress answered "yes" when she was asked on Twitter by @iemagazinn "are you bisexual?".

The question came after Thorne retweeted a picture of her kissing another girl.

She quickly received an outpouring of support from fans on social media, and later said thanks for "all the accepting tweets".


Meanwhile, Thorne is currently single after recently splitting up from Gregg Sulkin, 24, her boyfriend of over a year.

They said in a joint statement: "After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship. We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together. Our schedules made seeing each other difficult, and we decided that for now this would be best."

Wizards of Waverly Place star Sulkin and The Duff actress Thorne were friends for some time before they started dating.

When they first got together, a source said: "They have known each other for years and spend a lot of time together. They treat each other with a great deal of respect and are really enjoying each other's company."

Thorne and Sulkin celebrated their first anniversary in May and Bella shared a video of them on Instagram to celebrate.

- Bang! Showbiz