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."
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?