In a new Instagram post, once rising Democrat party star Andrew Gillum is breaking his silence on rehab and his embarrassing episode in a Miami Beach hotel room where he was caught in a drunken state with a man who reportedly worked as a gay porn actor and advertised himself as a male escort.
Gillum is vague and does not address his sexuality or the alleged gay porn actor directly.
He says “My stuff had to be public and cause great embarrassment and rumors, some false, some true, the shame that I felt from all of that … was tearing me up. I needed real help to try to unpack that.”
He thanks and lavishes praise on his wife, saying cryptically, she “knows what I am and knows what I am not. She chooses to love me anyhow.”
In the intro to the video, Gillum writes:
I am thankful to so many of you who have wished me well during this especially challenging time. I wanted to provide a personal update on how I have been doing. Take good care of yourselves during this season and I will see you on the other side. Warmest, Andrew
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