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Terry McMillan

Terry McMillanBorn: 18-Oct-1951
Birthplace: Port Huron, MI

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Waiting to Exhale

Known for her bestselling roman clefs, Terry McMillan was apparently duped into marrying a young Jamaican on the down low. Jonathan Plummer was, according to McMillan's divorce filings, just a closeted gay man working a green card scheme when they married in 1998. Plummer appears as the character Winston Shakespeare in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

[S]hortly after he moved to California in 1995, I went out to the garage and opened the trunk of the car that Jonathan and I shared. I was shocked to find about ten or fifteen pornographic videos in it. Upon closer examination, I realized that just about every video was of gay men in black leather performing sexual acts on each other. I grabbed a handful of them and went upstairs where Jonathan was still sleeping. I woke him and asked why he had these videos. Jonathan calmly replied that he had picked them up for a friend in Jamaica because they could not get those kinds of videos there. He appeared to be telling the truth, so I believed him.

Father: Edward Lewis McMillan (sanitation worker, drunkard, d.)
Mother: Madeline Washington Tilman (factory worker, d., asthma attack)
Brother: Edwin
Sister: Rosalyn McMillan
Sister: Crystal McMillan
Sister: Vicky
Boyfriend: Leonard Welch (ex)
Husband: Jonathan Plummer (gay according to filings, m. 5-Sep-1998, sep. Dec-2004)
Son: Solomon Welch (b. 24-Apr-1984)

    University: Los Angeles City College
    University: BA Journalism, UC Berkeley (1979)
    University: Columbia University
    Professor: University of Wyoming (1987-90)
    Professor: University of Arizona (1990-92)

    Alcoholics Anonymous 1983
    Obama for America
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism, Cocaine, Depression

Official Website:
http://www.terrymcmillan.com/

Author of books:
Mama (1987, novel)
Disappearing Acts (1989, novel)
Waiting to Exhale (1992, novel)
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996, novel)
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2001, novel)


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