Jason Collins' EX-FIANCEE Found Out He Was GAY.....LAST WEEK!
Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, dated the baller for eight years but never made it down the aisle. Last week...he told her why. See what she said about Jason "coming out" inside....
In 2009, NBA baller Jason Collins called off his wedding to fiancee Carolyn Moos with an off-court play that left her heartbroken and wondering "why?" Last week...she got her answer.
Before Jason became "the first openly gay professional American athlete", he made a long overdue phone call to his former girlfriend of eight years to explain why he abruptly ended their engagement. Carolyn, a 6' 5" former WNBA player, opened up to TMZ about the intimate phone call her ex-fiance made to her a few days ago,
"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. So this is all hard to understand."
Though he'd kept his fiancee and family members in the dark for many years, Jason talked to GMA's George Stephanopoulos during a taped interview this morning, and revealed why he was finally able to come out.
"I always knew I was gay, its like you know that the sky is blue but you keep telling yourself it is red. I fought it for a long time but when you finally get to the point of acceptance there is nothing more beautiful. It feels incredible.'
He also talked about his relationship with Carolyn and what stopped him from getting married saying, “Calling off the wedding was obviously a tough decision but it was the right one because I knew I wasn't getting married for the right reasons.”
And now that they've talked about what happened a few years ago, Carolyn says she's ready to move forward and isn't holding any grudges,
"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."
Watch Jason discuss coming out to his family and his ex-fiancee here:
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