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Jason Collins' Ex-Fiancée Still 'Deeply Hurt' Following His Coming Out; Pens Editorial

So this was the part we hoped we'd be able to skip.

Out NBA star Jason Collins' ex-fiancée, Carolyn Moos, has penned her own editorial for Cosmopolitan magazine detailing how Collins came out to her and the ensuing fallout. 

We suppose it's better than a tell-all book and hey, if this is her process for getting over the man she was with for almost a decade--more power to her. 

Here's a short excerpt from the top of the piece. Moos writes:  

"A MONTH BEFORE I was set to marry the man I loved, he called off the wedding. I had no idea why. He and I had been together for eight years. We had planned to have children, build a family. Nearly four years later, I got my answer. My former fiancé, Jason Collins, a pro basketball player with the Washington Wizards, announced last spring in Sports Illustrated that he is gay.

Jason told me he's gay over the phone on a Monday morning in April, the same day the magazine hit newsstands. However, he didn't mention the article—that came as a surprise when I heard about it from a friend. In his essay, Jason wrote that he'd once been engaged to a woman. Reporters zoomed in on me, thrusting my name into the news. My in-box exploded with e-mails from women saying the same thing had happened to them. I'm sharing what I've learned from my experience in hopes that it might help others."

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Moos later acknowledges that she still remains "deeply hurt."

What do you think of Moos' editorial, Instincters? Was there a more appropriate way for Jason to have handled his coming out?

 

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I totally agree with jadamo.  Thank God this did not happen with me.

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Society needs to solve the stigma that creates closeted gay men in the first place.  Maybe then, fewer women would get hurt when the truth reveals itself. 

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