US star to divorce husband beset by gay rumours
It was the beginning of the end for Star Jones on hit US show The View.
A wedding, complete with corporate sponsors and daily updates. America could no longer relate to the talk show regular, ABC spokespeople claimed, and so, she was out.
Now, so is the marriage, after three years together, Star Jones and Al Reynolds are going their separate ways.
“Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life,” Jones said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.
“A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life that requires privacy with one’s thoughts.
“I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman.”
Rumours have circulated since Jones and Reynolds tied the knot that Reynolds is gay.
Gossip columnists have frequently made mention of Reynolds’ ties to the gay community and former lovers. Jones always dismissed the reports as rumour.
Jones’ lavish 2004 Park Avenue wedding, which she touted on The View daily, going so far as to plug its sponsors, was one of the reasons her contract with the show was not renewed, co-executive producer Barbara Walters said at the time.
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