It seems that former NBA player Jason Collins lived a down low lifestyle before he revealed his bisexuality to the world via a Sports Illustrated cover story.
Collins is officially a NBA free agent, meaning he is not an active professional basketball player until he signed by a NBA team next season. But the media won't let that little detail keep them from hyping Collins's confession as "heroic" or history-making.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Collins' ex-fiancee, Carolyn Moos, had no idea the man she was engaged to for 8 years -- and presumably slept with -- was gay.
Moos tells TMZ she only found out Collins was gay last weekend -- after he shot the cover for Sports Illustrated.
Carolyn Moos (who played a few seasons in the WNBA) dated Collins for seven years and was engaged to him until they broke up in 2009 ... after Collins pulled the plug on their wedding.
Carolyn tells TMZ, she never once suspected he was gay, so the news is shocking. She says Collins eventually confessed everything last weekend -- just days before his big announcement -- and admitted that his homosexuality was the real reason he ended things with her.
At the time of their break-up, Carolyn says Jason gave a bunch of BS reasons for calling it quits ... and she could never understand what went wrong, until now.
Carolyn -- who's back on the hunt for Mr. Right -- tells us, "It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."
She adds, "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."
This doesn't bode well for you women who think you're in love with the perfect man who doesn't pester you for sex every night.
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