Andrew Gillum Comes Out As Bisexual During Interview with Tamron Hall

by Taylor Handberry Staggers

September 14, 2020

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Making his first formal appearance following a drug and infidelity scandal earlier this year, former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum sat down for an interview with Tamron Hall. During the Tamron Hall Show interview, Gillum, accompanied by his wife, R. Jai Gillum, revealed that he identifies as bisexual.

“You didn’t ask the question, you put it out there of whether I identify as gay. The answer is I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual…and that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before.”

During the sitdown, Mrs. Gillum shared that she is comfortable with her husband’s sexual identity.

“So many people just don’t understand bisexuality,” she said,”Bisexuality is just something different. I just believe that love and sexuality exist on a spectrum. All I care about is what’s between us and what agreement we make.”

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The father-of-three went on to say,

“Bisexuality in and of itself doesn’t lead to unfaithfulness…you can be attracted to both, you got a bigger terrain out there that you have to contend with, but you can still choose to be physically with one person.”

In March, we reported that the former Tallahassee mayor had been caught up in a messy scandal that involved crystal meth and an alleged male escort. Police were dispatched to a Miami hotel room for a possible overdose, where they found one man unconscious and an “inebriated” Gillum. Officers also reported that they uncovered bags containing crystal meth in the room.

Shortly after the incident, Gillum released a statement denying any use of drugs, stating that he was just there to help a friend after a wedding they attended.

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