|Collins apparently faked being straight rather effectively during his relationship with Moos.|
In the Sports Illustrated piece in which he became the first major-sport male pro athlete to come out of the closet
, NBA big man Jason Collins describes the gradual process by which he came to terms with his homosexuality.
"When I was younger I dated women," Collins writes. "I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue."SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe on out gay athlete: "Big kudos to Jason Collins"
So naturally, in the hours following Collins's big announcement, TMZ caught up with his ex-fiancée, Minneapolis native and Blake School graduate Carolyn Moos.