Carolyn Moos was once engaged to the NBA star and she says that during their seven-year relationship, she never knew he was gay! Do you believe her?
Jason Collins‘ ex-fiance Carolyn Moos is still coming to terms with the news that he’s gay. She tells TMZ that he told her just a few days before his announcement and she was shocked.
Jason Collins’ Ex-Fiance Had No Idea He Was Gay
She says that they broke up in 2009 after dating for seven years. They were actually engaged but he ended the relationship. She says that she could never understand why they didn’t stay together.
“It’s very emotional for me as a woman,” she says. “To have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand. I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out.”
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“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand. My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons. I’ve reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.”
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— Chloe Melas