After being caught passed out in a hotel with a gay escort and other gay men, former Florida mayor Andrew Gillum is now claiming he is BISEXUAL!
Gillum, 41, made the admission Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on the “The Tamron Hall Show” with his wife, R. Jai Gillum, seated beside him.
“I don’t identify as gay,” Gillum told Hall, according to The Daily Beast, “but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something I have never shared publicly before.”
Gillum revealed that his depression had become so bad that he would pour whiskey into his morning coffee in order to cope. He admits he refused his wife’s request to seek counseling for depression.
“She barely can abide me, I barely can abide her,” Gillum said, according to The Daily Beast. “Everything the kids do irritates me.”
Things came unraveled completely when Gillum traveled to Miami ahead of his wife to attend a wedding. He said he’s been drinking beforehand and continued drinking when he met up with friend Travis Dyson.
Gillum claims he blacked out for about three hours and has little memory of what happened during that timespan.
When he came to, Gillum said he was surrounded by police officers and told that Dyson had overdosed.
The police report said that officers, who told CNN at the time that they were not currently pursuing criminal charges, arrived to the scene just after midnight and found Gillum and a second person, Aldo Mejias, in the hotel room. Gillum apologized at the time, and announced the following month that he would be entering rehab.
“Everyone believes the absolute worst about that day. At this stage, I don’t have anything else to have to conceal,” Gillum said in the interview. “I literally got broken down to my most bare place, to the place where I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to live. Not because of what I had done but because of everything that was being said about me.”
“What was most hurtful was this belief that I was somehow living a lie in my marriage and in my family. That was the most hurtful to me. Because I believe we are all entitled to mistakes, and I believe we are entitled to those mistakes without having every other respectable and redeeming part of our lives invalidated,” he said, adding that “something else had been assumed” about him based on the incident.
Yes, everybody makes mistakes, but lying and denial are two different things.
Live your truth…. I guess ‘bisexual’ sounds better than gay?