So everyone's favourite sham Jamaican psychic is gay. In The Advocate, Miss Cleo reveals that she was inspired to come out because of a gay, teenage family member:
- "He and I started talking when he was concerned about coming out. He was 16. When he made the decision I told him I'd be there 100%, and he embraced [coming out] whole-heartedly. It's a different vibe than when I was his age, being raised Catholic in an all-girls boarding school. But he was afraid of nothing and I thought, 'I can't be a hypocrite. This boy is going to force me to put my money where my mouth is.'"
On why she decided to stay in the closet until now, when she's in her 40s:
- "The reason it's scary is because in my personal experience, black cultures throughout the world have a more difficult time accepting homosexuality in their family. I have family members who will be shocked; they don't know. I have some family members who are very close to me, and they know. But I've been afraid of the wrath, of the exile. When I came out to a number of friends in the late '80s, I had a number of friends who turned their backs on me and walked away That was really intense. I really believed they were my friends."
Though she's been in two serious, long-term relationships, Miss Cleo is currently single. And she's looking for love.
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