Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Terry McMillan divorcing 'Groove' muse

Associated Press:

Terry McMillan

Author Terry McMillan has filed for divorce from the man who inspired the 1996 novel "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," which chronicled the romantic adventures of a 40-something woman who falls for a guy half her age.

In papers filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court, McMillan, 53, says she decided to end her 6 1/2-year marriage to Jonathan Plummer, 30, after learning he is gay.

The revelation led her to conclude Plummer married only to get his U.S. citizenship, she said. McMillan met Plummer at a Jamaican resort a decade ago.

"It was devastating to discover that a relationship I had publicized to the world as life-affirming and built on mutual love was actually based on deceit," she said in court papers. "I was humiliated."

In response, Plummer maintained McMillan treated him with "homophobic" scorn bordering on harassment since he came out to her as gay just before Christmas.

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At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Exactly why was it "devastating"? Because the marriage was "based on deceit", or because of the self-described humiliating revelation that she married a homosexual?

I suspect the latter.

Most people have a sort of visceral reation about homosexuality that is almost guaranteed to surface when personally confronted with it like this. This is why I think it's a little bit foolish for gays to push for marriage and adoption -- they are likely to make more new enemies than new friends.

Reminds of the Seinfeld line when anyone talked about a homosexual or homosexuality: 'Not that there's anything wrong with that.'

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