Shay Mitchell Won't Label Her Sexuality: 'I Could Be 50 and Dating a Woman'
05/05/2016 AT 03:30 PM EDT
Though Mitchell plays an out-and-proud lesbian on Pretty Little Liars, she reveals in Cosmopolitan's June cover story that she doesn't subscribe to pinning down her sexuality off screen.
"When I started, people were like, 'What are you?' I'm like, right now I'm dating a guy," says the actress, 29, who split from Ryan Silverstein in September 2014 after nearly a year together. "I don't know what it's going to be in three years."
"I could be 50 and dating a woman and then what? I said I was straight and now I'm not?"
"You love who you love: black, white, polka-dot. That's what my dad always said," adds Mitchell. "I'm never going to label myself."