Jason Collins’ ex-fiancee didn’t know he was gay
When Jason Collins came out as gay in an open letter to Sports Illustrated, he noted that he had been engaged before. It turns out that his former fiancee is 6’5″ WNBA player Carolyn Moos. At the time, she couldn’t quite understand why he called off their wedding after eight years together, but last week he reached out to finally let her know why.
“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,” Carolyn told TMZ, adding that she had no idea before his private confession to her that he was gay. “This is all hard to understand.”
Carolyn has not given up on love, and she wishes Jason the best. “I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him,” she said. “I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out.”
Her reaction came as Jason sat down with “Good Morning America” to reflect on what’s happened since her revealed his sexuality to the world.