Tatum O'Neal says she's dating women now

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Tatum O'Neal is pretty open when it comes to her love life.

In a new interview with People, the 51-year-old actress reveals that she's actually been dating women as of late.

"I like women," O'Neal candidly tells the magazine. "I definitely have been dating mostly women recently."

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The Paper Moon star goes on to explain what she finds appealing about the change in her love life.

"I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth," she says. "They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it."

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Tatum O'Neal arrives at Changing Lives And Creating Cures Gala at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, November 20, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
Tatum O’Neal attends a book signing for her second memoir "Found: A Daughter's Journey Home" at Borders Books in New York, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Tatum O'Neal arrives at the LA Premiere Of "The Theory Of Everything" on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Tatum O’Neal attends a book signing for her second memoir "Found: A Daughter's Journey Home" at Borders Books in New York, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Tatum O'Neal arrives at 2014 Elton John Oscar Viewing and After Party Mar. 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this June 24, 2010 file photo, actress Tatum O'Neal arrives to the season 6 premiere of "Rescue Me" in New York. O'Neal has a second memoir, “Found,” scheduled to come out in June. The book, published by HarperCollins, is a follow-up to “A Paper Life,” which was released in 2004. (AP Photo/Peter Krame, filer)
Tatum O'Neal arrives at the eighth annual TV Land Awards on Saturday April 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
Tatum O'Neal arrives to the season 6 premiere of "Rescue Me" in New York, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Tatum O'Neal, at left, and Ryan O'Neal arrive at the eighth annual TV Land Awards on Saturday April 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
Actress Tatum O'Neal attends a tribute to designer Stephen Sprouse hosted by Louis Vuitton at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 in New York. The event launches a new limited-edition Stephen Sprouse collection available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
** FILE ** In a March 20, 2008 file photo actress Tatum O'Neal attends a screening at the IFC Center in New York. New York police say the Oscar-winning actress has been arrested for buying crack cocaine on Manhattan's Lower East Side Sunday June 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/file)
Photo by: Walter Weissman/starmaxinc.com �2005 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 10/26/05 Tatum O'Neal at "Key to the Cure" - a benefit for breast cancer research. (Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Photo by: Peter Kramer STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2003 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 4/17/03 Tatum O'Neal at the evening with Index magazine Benefit. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Photo by: Mitch Gerber/starmaxinc.com �2004 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 9/13/04 Tatum O'Neal at the Spring 2005 Collections during Fashion Week. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Photo by: Walter Weissman/starmaxinc.com �2004 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 9/20/04 Tatum O'Neal at the premiere of "Motorcycle Diaries". (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
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Still, she refuses to define her sexuality. "I'm not one or the other," she says.

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O'Neal was previously married to tennis star John McEnroe, with whom she has three kids with -- Kevin, 29, Sean, 28 and Emily, 24. The two split in 1992 after six years of marriage.

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