Jason Collins, Call Your Ex-Fiancée

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Carolyn Moos — the ex-fiance of trail-blazing gay NBA player Jason Collins — is in Cosmopolitan this month, describing how she was blindsided by Collins’ revelation, which came almost four years after he called off their wedding, ending their eight-year relationship. Although Collins came out personally to Moos the day his Sports Illustrated tell-all hit newsstands, he didn’t say anything about the article, which mentions her and drew overwhelming media attention. (She found out from a friend.) Also, he has been hard to pin down since.

“We talked again briefly that night. He answered a few questions, but there was much left to discuss and he said he had to go. As I tell this story, it has been several weeks since he told me his news and he has made no further time to talk, despite saying he would do so. I am sad that the media seems to be a higher priority. I hope this changes in the coming weeks, as I value open dialogue more than anything.”

All these feelings probably could have been avoided with a little more pre-media blitz tact, but we can’t blame Collins for leaving some questions unanswered now, lest those answers get relayed to us, in Cosmo or Moos’s forthcoming memoir.

Jason Collins, Call Your Ex-Fiancée