Star Jones’s ex, Al Reynolds, wants to set the record straight – really straight.
“I am not a homosexual,” he says on a new YouTube video posted Tuesday.
Reynolds also claimed that he still carries a torch for the former View host, who filed for divorce earlier this year. But, in a series of three videos, he admits the two are not on speaking terms.
“It saddens me,” he says. “Our relationship is a little tender and hopefully over time we can heal a lot of that, and we can become friends again.”
(He echoed that sentiment to the Associated Press, telling the wire service: “I still very much love her. I do. I can’t lie to you.”)
Jones and Reynolds tied the knot in an over-the-top ceremony in November 2004.
So what went wrong in their three-year union? He says problems began in 2007, when Jones was launching her truTV talk show and he began teaching at Miami’s Florida Memorial University.
“I don’t know if I can point to a specific thing that happened,” Reynolds claims in one YouTube post. “I felt like we started to grow apart.”
The 37-year-old, former banker says he has not dated anyone since his split.
“I feel like I’ve still got a little bit of healing to do,” he adds. “After the divorce is final, I’ll probably be a little bit more interested in that. Right now, I’m focusing on teaching and finishing my doctorate degree.”