Jason Collins’s Ex-Fiancee Had No Idea He Was Gay: “This Is All Hard to Understand”
The truth may set you free, but it may also leave pain in your wake. NBA star Jason Collins just came out as gay in the new issue of Sports Illustrated, but he also just came out last weekend to his ex-fiancee, Carolyn Moos.
Jason noted in his SI story that he's dated women before and was even engaged. "I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue." Carolyn also thought that sky was red. The 34-year-old model and former basketball player told TMZ she never suspected Jason was gay, and he just revealed the news a few days before his big cover story.
Jason told her his homosexuality was the real reason he broke it off with her in 2009, as opposed to the reasons he gave her at the time, which just left her confused. "It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him," Carolyn told TMZ. "So this is all hard to understand." But she said she still cares about him "tremendously" and only wants the best for him. "I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."
She's still looking for Mr. Right — and with such a supportive, understanding attitude, any guy who does want to marry a woman would probably be lucky to have her.