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Angela Bassett & Taye Diggs in How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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SAN FRANCISCO – Author Terry McMillan has filed for divorce from the man who inspired the 1996 novel “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” which chronicled the romantic adventures of a 40-something woman who falls for a guy half her age.

In papers filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court, McMillan, 53, says she decided to end her 6½-year marriage to Jonathan Plummer, 30, after learning he is gay.

The revelation led her to conclude Plummer married only to get his U.S. citizenship, she said. McMillan met Plummer at a Jamaican resort a decade ago.

I’m not sure what to think about this. It’s wrong to betray someone’s trust and fool them into marriage with ulterior motives whether you’re gay or straight. But then again, how do you commit to marrying someone without understanding who they truly are? And how do you not recognize your spouse is gay after six years?

I don’t have a ton of experience to draw on here; maybe the comments can enlighten me. I should try to gain more from this post than the cheap thrill of ogling a picture of Angela Bassett (mmmmmm…)

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