WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- After his rehabilitation for alcohol and depression, former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum tells-all in Tamron Hall’s show.
- Gillum addressed the issue about his sexuality and confesses that he identifies himself as bisexual.
- Gillum says after his loss to DeSantis in November 2018’s elections, he lost a part of himself
Former mayor of Tallahassee and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum identifies as bisexual and says wife knew about it even before they got married.
Gillum disclosed that, “I don’t identify as gay. I identify as bisexual. I’ve never shared that publicly before.”
To which his wife R. Jai Gillum added, “I just believe that love and sexuality exists on a spectrum. All I care about is what’s between us and what agreement we make.”
The couple answered questions about the controversies that Gillum has been involved in, in an exclusive sit-down interview at Tamron Hall Show’s season 2 premiere.
In the show’s press release, Gillum would “discuss his swift fall from grace, his rehabilitation experience in the face of adversity, and share what life looks like now.”
When Gillum ran for governor of Florida in November 2018 against Ron DeSantis, he lost by half a percentage point. This led him into a downward spiral as he not only lost the election but a part of himself, his self-worth, and turned to drinking to cope with it.
After that, in a little over a year, he was found drunk, half-dressed, and unresponsive in a Miami Beach hotel room. This time, with a man who announced his services as a gay male escort.
Gillum saw the incident as a “wake up call” and checked himself in for rehabilitation for depression and alcohol.
Gillum said, “I cried every day. All of that was all of a sudden gone, and caused me to think about my own purpose, and my own value and what I could contribute if anything. I didn’t want to face any of those things so I numbed. I tried to suppress. I tried to ignore.”
Before Gillum’s fall from grace, he was considered as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
During the tell-all, Gillum expressed that he credits his wife for never leaving him and standing by him. “She knows what I am and knows what I am not and she chooses to love me anyhow.”