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Star Jones’ ex-husband Al Reynolds: “Today, I accept myself as a bisexual man”

Al Reynolds, the ex-husband of TV personality Star Jones, is finally opening up about his sexuality…. nearly 10 years after divorcing his famous wife and retreating from the spotlight.

The Wall Street exec, who split from Jones back in 2008, was plagued by gay rumors throughout the course of his rocky four year marriage to The View co-host.

“I have come to a point in my life where I am ready to discuss my truth,” Reynolds tells RadarOnline. “I wasn’t  ready to do this then. I wasn’t even ready to think about it, let alone process it.”

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He continues, “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.”

Coming out, Reynolds says, was not easy, especially given his Southern Baptist upbringing.

“We were deeply religious,” he reflects. “When we weren’t in church we were in school or an after-school activity. People who were intimate with others of their own gender were the worst of all with no chance of redemption.”

Today, Reynolds says he is proud to identify as a bisexual man.

“I tell this story to both encourage my personal path,” he says, “as well as give some small measure of hope to others that no matter your beginnings, no matter the obstacles, there is nothing so fulfilling and Godlike as living the life that was destined.”

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27 Comments

  • Bob LaBlah

    Why do I get the feeling he is shopping himself for a reality show?

    • dean089

      Yep, “Being Al Reynolds,” or something similar, is probably just around the corner. Star turned their wedding preparations into a months long infomercial. It’s all just a big scam to them.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Not only is it a scam/sham but to be honest I feel sorry for Star. I saw her once on 5th ave years ago right after her new look and to be blunt that new look made her look pathetic. There are women in this world whom the small, trim look was simply not meant for due to nothing of their fault. You do not pick your parents and your parents do not pick their children but the children are going to carry their parents genes. I think it safe to say her parents were not fat but the big boned type. Big boned/large framed people attractive but not to all. There is a kid (in his early twenties) who is a cashier in the grocery store I shop in that is seven foot tall. He is HUGE body wise. Not fat but simply huge and everyone looks at him with admiration because of his size and his happiness with himself. Too bad Star decided to make a fool of herself by trying to defeat nature. Do a google search of images and look closely at her armpit area. In every pic you will see excessive skin. I say no more other than learn to accept yourself as nature intended for you to look.

    • Kangol

      A reality show, or a new boyfriend. You can see the gayface in that photo. He’s about as butch as Liberace in a room full of crystals (or crystal)!

    • jorgecruz

      I will give you the benefit of the doubt that it wasn’t intentional but a lot of your comments are strictly body shaming his ex wife. You tried to be sensitive, but you spent a lot of time insulting her physical appearance. We should be kinder to each other.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Reality is reality. When she was the original StarJones she was lovable (until she began to reveal her true, freeloading personality) and her weight looked no where near as bad as she clearly thought it was. When I saw her on 5th Avenue I swear the woman looked like a bobble-head toy. There’s just no other way to describe her. She got caught up in the twiggy-look mess and didnt think it thru. Whats the point of avoiding a bowl of ice cream when you deserve it and its apparent you were fond of it?

  • Xzamilloh

    Today, he accepts. We accepted you liked men years ago… sir.

  • JerseyMike

    Oh, Al!!! Everybody knew baby… I understand it takes some of us longer to come out of the closet. Your brain and eyes are letting you see something totally different than the rest of us. There is a motive for what you are doing. I am sure it will come out soon… Star loves to marry these closet cases… The new one looks like he might slip up and say “HEY GIRRLLL” any second…

    • alfred

      exactly….bisexual my ass

  • dean089

    Let’s get real: everyone is capable of loving both sexes. We’re talking here about which you prefer to have sex with.

    • Donston

      Not exactly. There are many people who aren’t capable of authentically, selflessly loving anyone and confuse that inability with being able to love anyone. Some men can develop feelings and bonds for men and women, but it’s not the same thing as substantial and sustained romantic love. Actually, being able to enjoy sex with men and women is an easier feat. And even that doesn’t equate to attraction, desire, passion, etc.

      Why bring this up now, as soon as Star gets some press for her new (suspect) beau? And why all the talk about Jesus? And why should we care about this dude who was only relevant as someone’s arm candy ten years ago? This reeks of a desperate reach for press and perhaps an attempt to expose Star. Their whole marriage just seemed like a sham anyways.

  • He BGB

    “We were deeply religious”. Believing in manmade created magic (religion) is just a way to control people and get them to do or not do something as a group. Like stopping gay people from living their true lives. Because we don’t reproduce and make more (fill in the blanks) for power in numbers. Same with abortion and birth control. Get ’em young and you’ll have them for life and they’ll feel so guilty if they stray, they can’t leave.

  • Bopper1

    …he came out…good for him…end of story…

    • Bob LaBlah

      When the pics of him in the gym start hitting the day websites that means he has already signed the reality show deal and its announcement will be within days. If this article isn’t a testing of the waters, shall we say, for an audience I don’t know what else to call it. It is what it is: Caitlin/Bruce Jenner all over again. He’s probably in negotiations with Puffy for a clothing line.

  • startenout

    Thank GOD nobody here is catty about someone sharing their coming out story and taking their own journey. Wouldn’t want any celebrity to think that publicly coming out and making our lives more visible would not be accepted by the gay community.

    Y’all make me wish I could be straight.

    • Xzamilloh

      It’s amazing that words on the internet can make anyone wish anything. How weak minded are you?

  • Kangol

    “Bisexual.” Chile, please. He was allegedly keekeeing with boyfriends on Fire Island before he married Star Jones. He’s still cute though, so he’ll work it out.

  • alfred

    So this guy and the British MP Michael Fabricant have to be the least believable ‘bisexual’ men in the news at the moment. Both gayer than Liberace. Oh well.

  • Jaxton

    It’s harder for men because women don’t reward male bisexuality in the way men reward female bisexuality. Even if a woman is faking her bisexuality – which they often do – he rewards her.

    This bisexual double standard illustrates the differences between the sexes better than almost anything out there.

    Women see their roles in the way an actress sees her role. Being mostly asexual makes it easier for her to perform according to script, and she is subsequently rewarded by her male partner if what she says and does agrees with his vision.

  • Blackceo

    Oh congratulations. You knew Al liked boys. I mean do you want a damn cookie or something? The thing I can’t stand about criticisms about many coming out stories is that its not yours. Its not for anyone to dictate when someone decides to come out, particularly for many men of color. His southern Baptist upbringing was enough trauma to probably want to make him keep this part of himself hidden forever.

    When I came out to my parents, their response was exactly what I expected; supportive and loving. However, my mother still inquired why I didn’t say anything sooner and if it was because she thought she and my dad wouldn’t accept me. I had to tell her that it wasn’t about her. It was not easy for me accepting it at first. Even though I had a very liberal upbringing and my god mother is a lesbian and my mother has gay friends, it was about learning to accept it myself before wanting to tell anyone else. Its not about you. So, congrats Al you Doin.

  • demetreus

    SMH, the trolls on this site calling the marine trio HOT for drinking eachithers’ urine and then leaving negative comments about someone coming out.

    • Xzamilloh

      Are they the same people on both articles? If not, you have no point.

    • Bob LaBlah

      @demetreus………….honey, you need your gaydar readjusted if you didnt see that neon sign in the middle of his forehead before he made the announcement of the century. If you notice his announcement didnt exactly stop the presses, did it? lol lol

    • Jaxton

      You neglect to mention that male bisexuality is suppressed by women. You also neglect to consider that men are considerably more sexual than women in the natural sense. You might want to consider that women fake their bisexuality to appeal to the male gaze.

      This is my considered view: all men have homosexual impulses but few will identify as bisexual owing to their fear of rejection at the hands of women.

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