If you haven't been living under a big fat rock of late, you'll probably have seen Ruby Rose's name here or there — or, more likely, everywhere. That's because the 30-year-old Aussie is having quite the year smashing Hollywood (and the rest of the world). On top of three upcoming blockbuster movies, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Pitch Perfect 3, she also got around to racking up some beauty ambassadorships and filming a music video or two, too.
As the cover girl of our Cosmo Pride Issue, on sale Feb 9, Ruby opened up to us about how directing and filming the video for The Veronica's single, On Your Side, brought her closer together with now-girlfriend Jessica Origliasso.
"I wasn’t dating Jess when I did our music video. It happened as we were shooting. I’ve known her for 10 years," she said, "We dated in 2009 and we’ve been best friends for a long time. It was the last thing I expected to happen but when you’re involved in something you’re both passionate about it’s not unusual to become attracted. We're now the people we wish we were back then."
Ruby wasn't fussed with keeping it under wraps, either. She told us: "I wasn’t going to ask Jess to lie about it [in interviews]. I wanted her to do what felt natural. Then I got the phone calls and I was like, "What have I done?""
As for the next step, Ruby elaborates that marriage might be on the cards, but there's something else she'd rather go for.
"According to the tabloids, I’ve been engaged five times. For me, marriage is more about equal rights than the act of getting married," she said.
"I’m more interested in having a loving, healthy, long-term relationship with someone I might have kids with some day. The idea of family is more important to me than the idea of paperwork and a big party to celebrate love, though that also sounds fun!"
On the topic of same-sex marriage, this month Cosmo celebrates Mardis Gras with our inaugural Rainbow List, for which Ruby was an obvious pick. Selected by a panel of six experts, including Labor’s Penny Wong and Prof. Kerryn Phelps, the list aims to single out the top 50 incredible Aussies fighting for equal rights and generally making life better for the LGBTQI community.
“I am eternally blessed and humbled to be included in this terrific list of inspirational people," Ruby said of her inclusion in The Rainbow List. "I feel ecstatic to be part of the LGBTQI community and I hope my journey gives people the confidence to be themselves.”
See the full list in the March issue of Cosmopolitan - on sale Feb 9