Hunter Schafer and Rosalía were a secret queer power couple

Hunter Schafer has done more than just shop for couches with Spanish pop superstar Rosalía: the two secretly dated for five months in 2019.

It’s a relationship fans have long speculated about — the two have been spotted out on the town in Los Angeles furniture shopping and grabbing smoothies — but now it’s confirmed, thanks to a new interview with Schafer in GQ.

After confirming the timeline of the relationship, Schafer explained how it’s felt for both her and Rosalía to keep the secret.

“It’s been so much speculation for so long,” she said. “Part of us just wants to get it over with, and then another part is like, ‘It’s none of anybody’s f*cking business!’” 

Now, though, Schafer said, “it’s something I’m happy to share. And I think she feels that way too.”

So, is there any hope of Schafer and Rosalía rekindling their romance and running Hollywood as girlfriends? Probably not, but the two are still very close friends.

“I have really beautiful friendships with people that I was once romantically involved with,” Schafer said — and according to her, Rosalía is “family no matter what.”

Schafer also opened up about her other celebrity relationship: her time with Euphoria co-star Dominic Fike, which was her first (and only) relationship with a man.

“I had had so many sh*tty experiences with men before — not from dating them, but just in life,” Schafer said. “I think I had built up a wall that was way too thick around them.”

So what changed for Fike? It’s simple: “I fell in love,” Schafer said.

Despite the Rosalía revelation, Schafer is currently single and plans to be for the foreseeable future.

“I’m still in some ways healing from the last thing,” Schafer said, referencing her breakup with Fike. “I want to make sure I’m good all the way before I jump into something else.”

Beyond the world of relationships, Schafer made some intriguing points about trans representation. Apparently, she’s recently been trying to avoid saying the word “trans” in interviews at all.

“As soon as I say it, it gets blastoff,” Schafer said. “It took a while to learn that and it also took a while to learn that I don’t want to be [reduced to] that, and I find it ultimately demeaning to me and what I want to do. Especially after high school, I was sick of talking about it. I worked so hard to get to where I am, past these really hard points in my transition, and now I just want to be a girl and finally move on.”

“I know for a fact that I’m one of the most famous trans people in media right now, and I do feel a sense of responsibility, and maybe a little bit of guilt, for not being more of a spokesperson,” Schafer continued. “But ultimately, I really do believe that not making it the centerpiece to what I’m doing will allow me to get further. And I think getting further and doing awesome sh*t, in the interest of ‘the movement,’ will be way more helpful than talking about it all the time.”

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