April 30, 2013
Carolyn Moos, Jason Collins' ex-fiancee, says she just found out the NBA player is gay along with the rest of the U.S., despite their long-term relationship.
Moos and Collins were engaged when he broke up with her in 2009.
They had been together for eight years prior to that, and she says she never once suspected Jason Collins was gay, so this week's news is shocking.
At the time of their split, Carolyn says Jason gave a bunch of reasons that never truly made sense to her, and that she was always confused ... until now.
Days before his big announcement in Sports Illustrated, Collins came out to Moos, admitting that his homosexuality was the real reason he dumped her.
Carolyn told TMZ earlier today:
"It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested eight years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in [Collins]."
"So this is all hard to understand."
One can sympathize with the mixed emotions and confusion this must have brought out in Carolyn, but even so, she sounds happy for her ex.
"I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."
Good for her Ellen would no doubt agree.
Fun facts: Moos, like Collins, also played basketball at Stanford, as well as in the WNBA. She is 6'6" (!) works as a model, personal trainer, nutrition consultant.
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