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Jason Collins’ Aunt Responds To Her Nephew Coming Out



In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, NBA free agent, Jason Collins, revealed that he is gay. It was in that same interview that Collins shared that he first came out to his aunt, Terri L. Jackson … the first African-American woman to serve as a superior court judge in San Francisco.

On Monday afternoon, Jackson held a press conference in San Francisco to discuss her nephew’s revelation. “This is history … it’s the first active player to come out and he still wants to play. I’m very proud of him,” Terri shared. “I told Jason whatever he wanted to do, he is a grown intelligent man, and I had his back no matter what,” she added.

Terri shared that she was not fortunate enough to have children, but her sister and brother-in-law allowed her to be a big part of Jason and his twin brother Jarron’s lives. “His coming out to me, I’m glad I was there for him. One day he was talking and he just acknowledged it. It was a comfort level that he felt secure to talk about it,” Judge Jackson explained.

And as for what advice Terri gave the NBA free agent. “To be Jason. He has respect among his team players. Don’t let this define him. He did not become a great basketball player because of sexual orientation,” Jackson explained.


Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’



Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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