Back in 2005, Higgins sent waves through the country when she spoke with Rolling Stone magazine, saying she felt that “everyone is a bit bisexual.” Since then, it seemed the entire world was intent on putting her in a box, waiting for the moment she’d eventually slip up so their collective suspicions could be confirmed.
“Every time I did an interview, I was in shutdown mode, because they were probing, trying to get me to slip up. Trying to get me to say a pronoun, you know? I'd be like, How do I describe what this song's about without saying "she"?' It was so traumatic, in a way. That became my persona,” she told Anh.
Ultimately, the rumours became so vicious that they forced her to shut down and she retreated from the limelight almost entirely after her first album release in 2004. She re-entered the scene in 2007, feeling more comfortable with discussing her sexuality. That same year, she did an interview with Australian lesbian magazine Cherrie, where she confirmed she was fluid.
'I think sexuality is a fluid thing and it's becoming increasingly more acceptable to admit that you're that way,” she told the publication.
Despite the struggles, Missy Higgins did find love in playwright Dan Lee. They welcomed their first child, Samuel, in 2015 and were married in 2016. In 2018, the singer gave birth to a daughter, Luna, and the family of four couldn’t be happier.
Nowadays, she is far more comfortable discussing her sexual journey, especially given that it’s more widely accepted and even celebrated now.
"Now it's just really easy for me because I don't really have anything to hide, and I think a lot of people are talking about it really openly these days which is so lovely, it's really wonderful," she said.