In a candid interview with PEOPLE Now on Tuesday, the Orange Is the Black star admitted that thought she’s experimented with other women in the past, she identifies as straight.
“I’m not gay, meaning I love men,” Manning, 38, said while promoting her new film, The Vault. “I love gay people. I’ve experimented. It’s good. I just prefer men.”
Manning also discussed her strained relationship with her mom, saying “outside sources” have driven them apart.
“I lost my mother, not from death. The hardest part is that my mom is still alive but we’re estranged,” Manning said. “It’s really sad to watch a beautiful relationship crumble over b.s.”