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Terry McMillan has been divorced from Johnathan Plummer since 2006. They had been married for 8 years. Terry McMillan is currently available.

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Terry McMillan

Arts - Author

Why Famous: Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, novels and films

Age: 67 (b. 10/18/1951)

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Johnathan Plummer

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Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 1998 8 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce 1/2006 --
Divorced 2006 --
 Total8 years*

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Where and/or how did Terry McMillan and Johnathan Plummer meet?

They met on Johnathan's home island nation of Jamaica while Terry was vacationing.

Why did Terry McMillan and Johnathan Plummer break up?

Johnathan revealed to Terry that he is gay after seven years of marriage.

Other Relationship Information about Terry McMillan and Johnathan Plummer:

Johnathan was the inspiration for the love interest of the main character in the book How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Her life did not follow the movie when in December 2005, Plummer told McMillan that he is gay; in January 2006, she filed for divorce. The divorce was settled for an undisclosed amount. In March 2007, McMillan sued Plummer and his lawyer for $40 million citing an intentional strategy to embarrass and humiliate her during the divorce proceedings.

On November 9, 2005, Terry and Johnathan appeared on Oprah to speak about their relationship, Johnathan being gay and their legal issues. Upon Johnathan suing her for millions, he was awarded $26,000 in spousal support. Terry counter-sued for millions. They reappeared on Oprah on September 28, 2010 to revisit the topics of their initial appearance.

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Classic Quotes by Terry McMillan and Johnathan Plummer about their relationship:

"In light of all that's gone on in my life, divorce is a touchy subject and a very private one, if you should be so lucky." Terry McMillan 9/2007
"I say, you know, it's not all downhill from here. My mama used to say 'One money don't stop no show and one bad apple don't spoil the whole d**n tree' or whatever." Terry McMillan 9/2007
"I have never felt such betrayal. I have never experienced that kind of pain, except for death. And what has happened is a death." Terry McMillan 2005
"You didn't say anything about being gay. You said everything but that." Terry McMillan 2005
"I did expect her to be upset [about me being gay]." Johnathan Plummer 2005
"He's not my BFF." Terry McMillan 9/28/2010
"I was a good husband. I was a good boyfriend at the time...I was in deep denial of my sexuality." Johnathan Plummer 9/28/2010
"I'm truly sorry of the way things ended. It was hard to go through all this litigation with I'm actually getting back to happy." Johnathan Plummer 9/28/2010
"When I was ready to run him over, it was never because he was gay...the bottom line is...I thought I would hate his guts until I die...I really wanted to." Terry McMillan 9/28/2010
"I sued because I wanted to puncture the lies that were told about me." Terry McMillan 9/28/2010
"There are a lot of levels to lovemaking that surpass orgasms." Terry McMillan 2005
"I did not say that on TV [about feeling the anger leave while riding in the car with the window down], but the truth is that was God." Terry McMillan 2010

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