Andrew Gillum’s Spouse, R. Jai Gillum, Says She Had ‘A Lot Of Questions’ When Studying About His Bisexuality Early On
Nearly a year after former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum and his wife R. Jai Gillum were found and drunk with a suspected male sex worker at a Miami hotel, sat down with @ gq Magazine together to talk about how they are doing marriage survived the known situation.
During the conversation, R. Jai announced that she knew about Andrew’s sexual orientation before they were married.
After Andrew opened up to her about his sexual attraction, she admitted to having many questions. “I had a lot of questions, some of which he could answer and some not,” she said. “But I think maybe it was trust in me to really believe what he had to say about me and us [that] made it better … It made me want to at least say, ‘Okay, let’s see. Let’s find out. ‘”
The mother of three also explained: “What preoccupied me most was, what does this mean for our relationship? How does it work? “She said. When he made it clear that it didn’t mean he wanted to be with anyone else, they moved on.” Once we’re through all of this, nothing has changed [from] The Andrew, with whom I have been dating for about six years, Andrew, whom I have known as a friend for a longer time, ”she said of her thinking at the time. “Now I think, ‘We’re just a couple who do the same things other people do.’ There is nothing else. “
Andrew also announced that before running for governor, he wanted to announce that he was bisexual but was advised against it.
“I had a political advisor that I spoke to who was not only ‘no’ but also ‘hell no!’ And Jai said no too, ”he recalled.
As for his wife, R. Jai admitted she feared this would scrutinize Gillum: “A political person has his share of admirers whether he is married or not,” she said. “It’s like not only having women who are disrespectful at times, but men now too?”
R. Jai also stated, “I think the pandemic probably saved our marriage.”
Good to see that they were able to work through this time.