After becoming the first openly gay athlete in American team sports, Jason Collins is hitting the media circuit to share his groundbreaking story. Oprah Winfrey tapped the free agent to appear on “Oprah’s Next Chapter to talk about his courageous decision to come out and how he’s been handling the subsequent criticism.
Oprah plans to speak with Jason as well as his twin brother Jarron and family members about Jason’s homosexuality and his history-making choice to go public with it. His parents, in particular, open up about how they came to terms with it and reinforced their love for him after learning he’s gay.
Jason’s ex-fiancée, Carolyn Moos, who was with Collins for eight years, is not listed as part of the interview. She’s recently come forward saying she’s freezing her eggs after “losing” eight fertile years during her relationship with Jason.
The 90-minute episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. EST on OWN.
Watch a sneak peek here:
Will you watch, Clutchettes?