Maria Bello Writing Coming Out Memoir

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Actress Mario Bello, who revealed she was in a same-sex relationship in a Nov. 2013 New York Times "Modern Love" column, is telling an expanded version of her story in a book. HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books announced that Miracles and Madness will be published in fall of 2015.

In the book, whose title may change, Bello expands on the Times column, where she wrote about telling her 12-year-old son about her same-sex partnership.
 
In the column "Coming Out as a Modern Family," Bello wrote about her relationship with Clare Munn, a Zimbabwe-born activist and entrepreneur, and how she knit together a "modern family" with Munn and ex Dan McDermott, a TV executive who is the father of her son.
 
The Philadelphia-born actress is best known for her roles on the TV series ER and Prime Suspect and the movies The Cooler and Coyote Ugly.
 
Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Bello has been actively involved in humanitarian efforts in that country. 
 
Bellow said in a statement, "As my son said, 'Whatever -- love is love.' I know there are many 'whatevers' out there and am thrilled that Dey Street/Harper Collins is interested in opening up the conversation to a bigger audience -- the conversation being that the only labels we have are the ones we give ourselves."
 
The publisher added that the book will "weave together stories of family, love, sex and faith, chronicling the lessons of her life with honesty and great courage. From her friendship with a University priest, to her family and romantic partners -- she shares her perspective on the fluidity of love and the different shapes and sizes it arrives in."
 
Bello is repped by CAA. Executive Editor Carrie Thornton handled the deal for Dey Street.
 
This story was edited to clarify what Bello wrote in her New York Times piece. 
 
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