The timing of this show couldn’t have been timed more perfectly then this considering the topic nowadays about gay men who reside in the closet.: On the Oprah show Terry McMillian and her gay ex-husband are back on our set after their major showdown! Will she finally forgive him? Tune in this Tuesday! These type of marriages happen every day…it is one thing to agree to marry into a gay relationship but another to deceive an individual. Terry McMillian is a high profile author and who can forget the very public announcement of her marriage to dude? “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” McMillan says the pain of their divorce helped push her to write “Getting to Happy.” The movie took us all on the journey of how the relationship came to fruition….food for thought! I remember Ms. McMillian was not feeling that out of the closet revelation from Jonathan Plummer and the recordings she left were brewing with profound realness and raw emotion.
Terry McMillian newest novel: Getting to Happy available on Amazon and Viking, 375 pp., $27.95
“I had not intended to write a sequel about these women. Not at all,” says McMillan, 58, of the four black 30-something women whose stories of love, affairs, fires and friendship were told in 1992′s “Waiting to Exhale” and are reprised in “Getting to Happy,” published in the United States this week.
“Getting to Happy” picks up with Bernadine, Savannah, Robin and Gloria, 15 years after we last saw them and fills readers in on what they’ve been up to all this time. In order to pick up where she left off, McMillan, who “never” re-reads her work, had to revisit “Exhale,” a necessary task she dreaded.