October 13, 2010 at 06:52 PM EDT

Image Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images; Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIn the November issue of Details, Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale was asked about a long-rumored relationship with British pop star Marilyn. (He of the hit “Calling Your Name” song.) Fifteen years since the whispers started (Boy George actually is credited with first revealing a romance between Rossdale and Marilyn), Rossdale gave a clear answer, admitting that it was more of a one-time experimental fling than a true relationship.

“It’s not something I’ve talked about really because it’s always been in the glare of a tabloid world,” Rossdale said. “It’s just one of those things: Move on. When you’re 17, Jesus Christ. I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of — you’re learning about life. It’s a part of growing up. That’s it. No more, no less.” And that’s that! Are you surprised Rossdale would come clean so many years later? Or was it about time? Let us know.

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