Star Jones’ Ex-Husband, Al Reynolds, Comes Out As Bisexual

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Star Jones’ ex-husband Al Reynolds, whose she married in 2004, has officially come out as bisexual on RadarOnline.

“Ever since I have been in the public eye, people have been speculating on my sexuality,” he shares. “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.”

Growing up in the Black church, Reynolds says, was a huge weight that prevented him from coming out.

“As a Black man, that message and the hate and homophobia were multiplied to the ninth degree. I saw no path out that would resolve my personal feelings with my deeply held and ingrained religious beliefs,” he said. “This internal dissonance was a powerful thing, like a cancer eating at one’s soul. This resulted in some tough times — homelessness, unemployment, dependence on drugs and alcohol, public assistance, and, at the center of it all, a deep, deep shame and a feeling of unworthiness of the love of God. I didn’t believe I deserved to live a good life, and I clearly didn’t.”

He continued: “Today I accept myself as a bisexual man. 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.”