No girl action for Fergie

The Dutchess likes girls but stands by her man

Published November 11, 2009 8:12PM (EST)

Fergie, part-time Black Eyed Pea, sometime solo artist, and upcoming costar of the movie musical "Nine," has such a sassy, exuberant persona that we're almost ready to forgive her for her participation in  "I Gotta Feeling," aka The Song That Would Be Not Be Stopped.

In a new interview in The Advocate, she speaks out in her characteristic blunt manner about gay marriage (pro), her feelings about penis size (she's likes them "well-endowed") and her same-sex attractions. In May, she told the British newspaper The Sun, "I've experimented definitely, but I have never had a steady girlfriend," prompting a spate of wink-wink remarks regarding her apparently lucky husband Josh Duhamel (who's been getting more than his own share of tabloid attention lately).

In her Advocate story, however, Fergie didn't do much to dispel that fantasy that babe-on-babe action exists solely as the lite version of what goes on with men. "Just because I enjoy women doesn’t mean I’m allowed to have affairs in my relationship," she explained.  "I learned through talking with my therapist that it is still cheating even if it’s with girls, so there is a rule there."

So if you step outside your marriage, even if it's just with a female, it counts? Like you'd be cheating with a person? Shut UP.  Is Fergie's declaration of intent to keep her hands off other women a sly dig at her husband, who's been accused of late of lacking similar restraint? Or is it just the epiphany of a lady who's figured out that sapphic action is still action? Regardless, lesbian and bisexual women across the land will no doubt be disappointed to learn: Fergie's London Bridge is not a gay dispensation zone.

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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