The New Year means resolutions like losing weight and getting in shape. We don’t know if Sam Smith made a resolution, but we do know he isn’t nearly as uptight about his weight and appearance as he once was.
“When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn’t happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved,” Sam tells Sarah Jessica Parker in the latest issue of V Magazine. “I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day.”
He adds that while body image will always be an issue for him he has “gotten to a place where I really love my stretch marks and I just enjoy my body.”
Sam also discusses his sexuality, saying that in the past few years he “became a gay man properly.” He references his current relationship with 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn.
“On a personal level, I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy,” he says. “I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon.”
As for what 2018 holds, Sam says, “I hope I fall into a deep, beautiful relationship where I allow someone to love me back as much as I love them. I hope my family and friends get happier and stay healthy. I want to fall in love with music more — I’ll never, ever stop learning about and studying my voice.”
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