Al Reynolds Says He’s Been Honest About His Sexuality To Ex-Wife Star Jones

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Al Reynolds talks about his sexuality and being honest with his ex-wife, Star Jones, during their marriage. 

On an episode of Fox Soul’s Tea-G-I-F, with Claudia Jordan and comedian Lunell, the topic of transgender people disclosing to their partners came up. Reynolds, who is not transgender, came out as bisexual in 2017, believes that a trans person’s decision to disclose is “deeply complex and very personal.” 

The conversation took a turn about Reynolds’ personal life and his sexuality. He revealed that he’s always been honest about who he is and truthful with all of his partners. “Oh my goodness, I have never been not truthful with anybody that I’ve dated,” he said. Lunell then asked, “So Stae knew she married a gay man?” 

Reynolds continued, “I’ve talked about this on this platform before. I have always been very honest with all of my partners about my sexuality, all of them. At the time that I dated them, I’ve been very open and honest about my sexuality.” 

Al Reynolds has been transparent about his marriage to Star Jones and has revealed that he isn’t the only bisexual man she has been with. Back in 2021, while on the ASAP: Another Shawn Allen Podcast he said, ““Anybody who knows my ex-wife, I was not the first bisexual man that she was involved with okay? The guy that she was engaged with before she met me was a bisexual man,” Reynolds alleged at the time. “He came out shortly after she got married as gay so I’m not the first bisexual man that she was involved with.”

He continued, “I went to my ex-wife and I said — remember, at that time, she was probably, besides Oprah, one of the largest Black women entertainers in the business. She was a household name. So I knew that if I was going to rock with her, I had to be 100 percent transparent with her. And I was. There was no reason for me not to be transparent.

I sat down and I told her, I had at that time, my experience was very limited, but I told her what my experience had been up to that point. For me, at that time, I was 30. I was a young kid. I dated women up to her. It was what it was. I said, in my mind mentally, if this is who I decide to be with, it didn’t matter if it was a man or a woman, if I decided that’s who I was going to be with, that’s who I was going to honor. That’s who I was going to love.”

Star Jones has not commented on this issue yet.