Y’all remember Al Reynolds? The guy that married Star Jones in 2004 (and subsequently divorced in 2008)?? Well, homeboy just announced that he’s bi-sexual.
Alright, fine. This is probably not a shocker to most, especially since there were an abundance of rumors about his sexuality during his time with Jones. But, it is surprising that he chose now to reveal the news. In an interview with RadarOnline, Reynolds announced, “Today, I accept myself as a bisexual man.”
In a lengthy post, Al goes into detail about why he felt he had to hide his sexuality. Most of his shame stemmed from growing up in a Southern Baptist Family. Of the experience, Reynolds recounts:
Life was not nuanced or frivolous, nor did it allow any time for introspection. It was clear and proscribed, black and white, angels or sinners. And people who were intimate with others of their own gender were the worst of all with no chance of redemption, or the glorious afterlife that I was taught awaited us all.
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.
Now the former Wall Street exec believes he can live in his truth. “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.”
This news comes just days after Jones revealed she in engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ricardo Lugo.
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