Star Jones’ Ex Al Reynolds Comes Out As Bisexual

by Krystal Franklin

November 2, 2017

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A week after Star Jones announced her engagement to Richard Lugo, her ex-husband has come out to the world.

After years of rumors looming of Al Reynolds‘ sexuality, the 46-year-old told Radar“Today, I accept myself as a bisexual man.”

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He continues, “Ever since I have been in the public eye, people have been speculating on my sexuality. And ‘speculating’ is a kind word for how it actually played out. With anger and disdain, people have been calling me out as gay, closeted, a sham and even nastier; much nastier. I have come to a point in my life where I am ready to discuss my truth. I wasn’t ready to do this then — I wasn’t even ready to think about it, let alone process it.”

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“As a black man, that message and the hate and homophobia were multiplied to the nth degree. I saw no path out that would resolve my personal feelings with my deeply held and ingrained religious beliefs…I have learned that sexual orientation is not binary, at least for me. I am capable of loving both sexes, and I have done both. My relationships, all of them, have been honest and based on my attraction to the other person. When I am in love I don’t equivocate, nor do I waver.”

To read the letter in it’s entirety, click here.

Jones and Reynolds split in 2008 and despite what the majority of the world thought, he told Essence in 2009, the biggest mistake of his marriage was letting the world into their private lives.

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